Better Waste Management to Cut CO2 Emissions

26 November by


A recent report developed by Eunomia on behalf of Zero Waste Europe, Zero Waste France and sustainable management network ACR+, shows that better waste management can play a significant role in reducing CO2 emissions through the EU.

The report entitled, ‘The Potential Contribution of Waste Management to a Low Carbon Economy’, concludes that if waste were to be managed in a way set out in the report, EU emissions of greenhouse gas could be cut by around 200 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year by 2030, the same as the current annual emissions of the Netherlands.

The findings of the report are due to be presented at an event in Brussels on 12 January 2015.

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