This figure shows the net emissions of greenhouse gases from the waste management sector in EU-27 (minus Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. The figure also shows the emissions associated with each waste management option.
The calculations behind the derived data are presented in the 2010 ETC/SCP paper "Projections of municipal solid waste management and greenhouse gas emissions".
Million tonnes CO2-eq.
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If needed use cling film and paper instead of aluminium foil when you prepare your lunch. Reducing the amount of materials you use will reduce the amount of rubbish you throw away and this is good news for the environment!
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