Municipalities across North America are struggling with complex decisions around long term waste disposal planning. Decades of experience with various disposal options offers a sound set of data from which to measure their environmental impacts.
A coalition of six environmental organizations including the Pembina Institute, the David Suzuki Foundation, Sierra Legal, Toronto Environmental Alliance, Canadian Environmental Law Association and Great Lakes United produced this 4-part fact sheet series covering the following four areas:
- Impact on Global Warming
- Understanding the Costs and Financial Risks
- A Reasonable Energy Option?
- An Update on Pollution
This fact sheet, Impact on Global Warming aims to clarify questions relating to traditional and newer disposal methods for municipal solid waste and their impact on climate change in terms of the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
To download this fact sheet click on "download" below. To download one of the other fact sheets in the series, click on the title above.