Figure 1 background data - Greenhouse gas emissions for the waste sector, kt CO2 equivalents.

 

 

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

5.A. Solid waste disposal

CH4

1526

1519

1489

1458

1352

1241

1188

1079

987

997

978

970

882

904

764

737

791

744

717

678

611

624

612

582

576

546

515

495

483

465

458

434

5.B. Biological treatment of solid waste

CH4

36

42

45

53

56

58

69

80

86

95

103

104

117

129

124

130

143

151

146

159

158

151

152

161

181

207

269

303

330

369

415

497

5.B. Biological treatment of solid waste

N2O

20

22

24

26

28

27

31

36

39

46

50

48

55

57

47

50

53

59

55

59

56

53

51

54

54

58

59

64

64

67

66

65

5.C. Incineration and open burning of waste

CH4

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.01

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

5.C. Incineration and open burning of waste

N2O

0.17

0.17

0.17

0.18

0.18

0.18

0.18

0.18

0.18

0.19

0.19

0.19

0.19

0.19

0.20

0.20

0.23

0.24

0.24

0.25

0.25

0.23

0.23

0.23

0.23

0.24

0.24

0.24

0.25

0.25

0.24

0.25

5.D. Waste water treatment and discharge

CH4

67

68

66

65

68

72

71

76

76

78

82

81

81

81

79

82

81

80

79

78

77

76

79

80

83

77

80

82

83

84

89

87

5.D. Waste water treatment and discharge

N2O

301

274

278

201

225

218

178

181

171

144

154

149

174

135

124

147

123

138

179

114

124

133

115

129

132

137

131

133

134

128

131

127

5.E. Other

CO2

22

22

24

22

22

24

25

23

21

22

22

22

21

23

21

22

22

23

25

26

23

22

21

21

20

22

24

24

24

23

23

22

5.E. Other

CH4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

5. Waste

total

1975

1952

1930

1829

1754

1643

1567

1480

1383

1386

1394

1377

1334

1334

1161

1171

1216

1198

1204

1118

1053

1063

1034

1030

1049

1050

1082

1105

1122

1139

1184

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Updated: 3/3-2023