RezeroLab Data

Greenhouse gas emissions

Data from Catalunya

The environmental costs associated with waste management are those linked to its collection, transportation and treatment that affect the environment in the form of greenhouse gas emissions, polluting substances or consumption of natural resources.

The reduction of greenhouse gases in this sector involves waste prevention and reuse, rather than its management (recycling or final treatment), as well as managing it in the most local way possible to reduce emissions associated with transportation.

Evolution of total greenhouse gas emissions in Catalonia and those from waste treatment and disposal, as well as the percentage they represent out of the total

Source:Catalan Office for Climate Change

GHG emissions in Catalonia due to the management and treatment of waste have remained between 2 and 3 million tonnes of CO2-eq since the beginning of the 21st century, and represent between 4 and 7% of the total GHG emissions generated in Catalonia.