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Greenhouse gas emissions from non-recyclable residual household waste within domestic wheeled bins

Boardman, C.; Burnley, S.; Gauci, V. and Gladding, T. (2015). Greenhouse gas emissions from non-recyclable residual household waste within domestic wheeled bins. In: 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2015), 5-9 October 2015, S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy, CISA Publisher, Italy.

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Abstract

The evolution of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from waste treatment processes (e.g. landfill & composting) are well documented (Chen and Lin, 2008), frequently quantified (Lou and Nair, 2009) and currently represented within climate change models (Ciais et al., 2013). Conversely, the understanding of GHG emissions from household waste (pre-collection) is largely unknown and confined to composting studies (e.g. Andersen et al., 2010), or calculating the calorific value/elemental content (Komilis et al., 2012) and biological methane potential (Alibardi and Cossu, 2015) of municipal solid waste. Generating a better understanding of GHG fluxes from non-recycled residual household waste before collection may help to further refine climate models and inform policy makers regarding the best collection strategy to mitigate GHG emissions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
A study of the potential health impacts of exposure to waste collections (XD-13-001-TG)LAS005Zero Waste Scotland
Keywords: greenhouse gas emissions; residual waste; wheeled bins
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 44638
Depositing User: Stephen Burnley
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 08:04
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 18:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44638
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