RezeroLab Data

Greenhouse gas emissions

Data from Balearic Islands

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 the Balearic Islands and those from waste treatment and disposal, as well as the percentage they represent out of the total

Source:Government of the Balearic Islands and the Regional Ministry of Environment and Territory

GHG emissions in the Balearic Islands due to waste management and treatment remain between 300 and 400 tonnes of CO2-eq. in the last decade, and represent between 4 and 6% of the total GHG emissions generated in the Balearic Islands.