NSWMA issues report on greenhouse gas reduction in solid waste operations

The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), Washington, has issued a new white paper addressing the efforts of the solid waste industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to the report titled “Municipal Solid Waste Industry Reduces Greenhouse Gases through Technical Innovation and Operational Improvements,” solid waste services such as collection, recycling and landfill operations account for only 0.1 percent of the total GHG emissions from all sources. However, despite this percentage, the solid waste industry is continuing to reduce GHG in its operations through collection and control of landfill gas, energy production from municipal solid waste and the construction of bioreactor landfills. To download the report, visit www.nswma.org.