Figure 3 background data - Solid waste disposal

Annual deposited CH4 potential

Annual gross CH4 emission

Collected CH4 for energy production

Annual net CH4 emission, after oxidation

 

kt CH4

kt CH4

kt CH4

kt CH4

1990

68.8

61.1

0.5

54.5

1991

62.0

61.0

0.7

54.3

1992

55.3

60.5

1.5

53.2

1993

48.5

59.6

1.8

52.1

1994

41.7

58.4

4.7

48.3

1995

42.1

56.8

7.6

44.3

1996

41.3

55.5

8.3

42.4

1997

35.7

54.2

11.4

38.6

1998

37.6

52.6

13.5

35.3

1999

35.3

51.3

11.7

35.6

2000

33.5

50.1

11.3

34.9

2001

17.7

48.7

10.2

34.6

2002

11.0

46.4

11.4

31.5

2003

6.9

44.0

8.1

32.3

2004

5.1

41.6

11.3

27.3

2005

5.0

39.2

10.0

26.3

2006

6.3

37.0

5.6

28.3

2007

7.1

35.1

5.5

26.6

2008

4.5

33.4

5.0

25.6

2009

2.6

31.7

4.8

24.2

2010

6.1

30.0

5.7

21.8

2011

13.4

28.7

3.9

22.3

2012

9.8

28.0

3.7

21.9

2013

7.7

27.1

4.0

20.8

2014

7.6

26.0

3.2

20.6

2015

6.2

25.1

3.4

19.5

2016

6.7

24.1

3.6

18.4

2017

5.8

23.2

3.5

17.7

2018

6.3

22.3

3.1

17.3

2019

5.0

21.5

3.0

16.6

2020

3.7

20.6

2.4

16.4

2021

7.5

19.8

2.6

15.5

Updated: 3/3-2023