GHG emissions from municipal waste management in the EU, Switzerland and Norway

Figure Created 20 Feb 2013 Published 19 Mar 2013 Last modified 19 Mar 2014
This figure shows the GHG emissions associated with municipal waste management for the EU-27 (without Cyprus) plus Norway and Switzerland, differentiated according to the contribution of specific waste treatment paths. The GHG emissions are calculated using a life-cycle approach. In order to see the overall effect of waste management, the avoided emissions (counted as negative values) are plotted with the direct emissions, giving the net greenhouse gas emissions from MSW management in European countries (the black line).



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Excluding Cyprus. GHG emissions before 1995 are calculated based on backcasted waste data.

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