The growing amount of waste we create has an increasing impact on human health, the environment and the climate. Waste management measures must address the environmental impacts and the greenhouse gas emissions coming from the waste sector.
Waste reduction, separation, recycling and sorting of residual waste are all needed to reduce emissions and environmental impacts in the industry. That said, carbon capture and storage can also reduce emissions in the remaining waste incinerators that will be operational in the decades to come and should be a requirement for their operation.
Find the policy brief here:
Waste incineration and Carbon Capture and Storage (pdf)