Waste and recycling (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-09-10
Session date: 
September 10, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1628
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide the greenhouse gas performance of different waste management methods, including anaerobic digestion, gasification, incineration and landfill?

Answer

Answer for Waste and recycling (4)

Answer for Waste and recycling (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA published a report in January 2008 entitled 'Greenhouse gas balances of waste management scenarios'. The report ranks a number of different waste management methods by their greenhouse gas performance. The report demonstrates that advanced waste technologies, such as gasification and anaerobic digestion, can displace CO2, while landfill and power only incineration contribute to climate change. The report can be found at:http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/environment/waste/climate-change/greenhou...