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A Playbook for Municipal Solid Waste Methane Mitigation

A Playbook for Municipal Solid Waste Methane Mitigation

Full Title: A Playbook for Municipal Solid Waste Methane Mitigation
Author(s): Ebun Ayandele, Tom Frankiewicz, Yuchen Wu
Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute
Publication Date: February 2, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

The waste sector is a major contributor to planet-warming methane emissions, the third largest source behind agriculture and the oil and gas industry. Because methane is a super-potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential more than 80 times greater than CO2 in the near term, addressing this short-lived climate pollutant is key to limiting temperature rise. What if we could identify sites where waste methane is escaping into the atmosphere, pinpoint the sources, and implement evidence-based reduction measures?

The Waste Methane Assessment Platform (WasteMAP), a joint RMI and Clean Air Task Force (CATF) effort funded by the Global Methane Hub and, was created to give policymakers, landfill operators, municipalities, and other sector stakeholders improved access to waste methane emissions data, enhance their understanding of mitigation opportunities, and share best practices to reduce solid waste methane emissions.

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