Solid waste treatment as a high-priority and low-cost alternative for greenhouse gas mitigation.

@article{Ayalon2001SolidWT,
  title={Solid waste treatment as a high-priority and low-cost alternative for greenhouse gas mitigation.},
  author={Ofira Ayalon and Yoram Avnimelech and Mordechai Shechter},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={697-704}
}
The increased concern about environmental problems caused by inadequate waste management, as well as the concern about global warming, promotes actions toward a sustainable management of the organic fraction of the waste. Landfills, the most common means to dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW), lead to the conversion of the organic waste to biogas, containing about 50% methane, a very active greenhouse gas (GHG). One unit of methane has a global warming potential of 21 computed for a 100-year… CONTINUE READING

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