This study, building on the previous study (2008), sheds light on the waste management industry’s treatment volumes and associated CO2 emissions of selected waste streams.
The study examines the greenhouse gas emissions and avoided emissions of waste treatment in the EU, for 10 selected waste streams in the EU27+UK, based on available statistical data. Waste treatment routes are recycling, incineration with energy recovery, co-incineration, and landfilling. Three scenarios were defined:
The study was conducted by Prognos (statistical information) and CE Delft (CO2eq factors of waste treatment), on behalf of the following European Waste Management Associations: FEAD, CEWEP, the RDF Industry Group, and the Dutch Waste Management Association.