Reducing Global Solid Waste Emissions

URL: http://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adg3177

Rapidly reducing methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emissions is necessary to maximize short-term climate benefits and stop the ongoing temperature rise.


With our estimated global solid waste generation of 2.56 to 3.33 billion tonnes by 2050, implementing abrupt technical and behavioral changes could result in a net-zero warming solid waste system relative to 2020, leading to 11 to 27 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide warming - equivalent emissions under the temperature limits.

Topics: Environment:, Climate change mitigation, Waste:, reducing of
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: Science
Date Last Updated: 2023-12-27 11:03:58

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