Municipal Solid Waste

Municipal solid waste (MSW) management and treatment activities are sources of methane (CH4) emissions worldwide. There are opportunities to reduce CH4 emissions by collecting the CH4 containing landfill gas and using it to fuel boilers, engines, or other technologies. CH4 emissions from MSW can also be reduced by modifying how the waste is treated. For example, organic fractions of the MSW stream can be diverted from landfills and instead disposed of at anaerobic digesters, composting facilities, or waste-to-energy facilities. Using these climate friendly MSW solutions can yield energy, economic, environmental, and public health benefits.

Partner Sector Action Plans

The GMI Steering Committee approved revised Partner Sector Action Plans – Suggested Elements (PDF, 3 pp, 139 KB) in July 2013. Country representatives are encouraged to use this guidance in updating existing plans or in developing new plans. Please submit revised or new plans to the Administrative Support Group for inclusion on this page.

Global Methane Initiative Municipal Solid Waste Events

More Municipal Solid Waste Events