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Main Title Solid waste management and greenhouse gases : a life-cycle assessment of emissions and sinks.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA 530/R-06-004
Stock Number PB2007-112587
OCLC Number 77463291
Subjects Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects--United States ; Greenhouse gases--United States--Statistics ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects--United States ; Carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects--United States--Statistics ; Methane--Environmental aspects--United States--Statistics ; Nitrous oxide--Environmental aspects--United States--Statistics
Additional Subjects Solid waste management ; Climate change ; Air pollution control ; Greenhouse gases ; Source reduction ; Recycling ; Waste combustion ; United States ; Methane emissions ; Energy recovery ; Emissions ;
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 530/R-06-004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/07/2012
NTIS  PB2007-112587 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation 20, 140 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
In the 21st century, management of municipal solid waste continues to be an important environmental challenge. Climate change is also a serious issue, and the United States is embarking on a number of voluntary actions to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases that can intensify climate change. This report examines how municipal solid waste management and climate change are related. Management of municipal solid waste presents many opportunities for greenhouse gas emission reductions. Source reduction and recycling can reduce emissions at the manufacturing stage, increase forest carbon storage, and avoid landfill methane emissions. Combustion of waste allows energy recovery to displace fossil fuel-generated electricity from utilities, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the utility sector and landfill methane emissions. Diverting organic materials from landfills also reduces methane emissions.
"September 2006."