Category: Food Systems

The “end of the pipe” is only the tip of the iceberg: Waste sector considerations for climate action planning
December 8, 2021December 8, 2021
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The “end of the pipe” is only the tip of the iceberg: Waste sector considerations for climate action planning

It's important to remember that the emissions generated from waste disposal into landfills represent only one stage of that product's life cycle. Waste and resulting emissions can occur at all stages of the life cycle, from resource extraction, farming, manufacturing, processing, transportation, sale and use. And these life cycles can be altered by recycling, reuse and other waste diversion actions.