Municipal SMMP Draft Credit 5: Solid Waste Greenhouse Gas Footprint Reduction Policy (x points)


To reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the municipality’s solid waste management program.


Adopt a policy to measure and reduce the per capita greenhouse gas footprint of the collection, recovery and disposal of waste within the jurisdiction by at least 20 percent compared with a 2015 baseline within 5 years of policy adoption

Potential Strategies

Use a metric of carbon dioxide equivalents to quantify the carbon impact of waste, assessing the emissions generated by producing and recycling materials as well as the emissions from the disposal process itself.

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