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Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
Waste and climate change
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  • 1. Waste and Climate Change By Christie Keith Zero Waste Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives www.no-burn.org
  • 2. Greenhouse Effect Zero Waste
  • 3. Zero Waste
  • 4. The Glaciers are Disappearing Zero Waste The Rongbuk glaciar in 1968 (above) and 2007. Rongbuk is the largest glacier on Mt. Everest.
  • 5. Drought in the Amazon Zero Waste
  • 6. Extreme Climate Events Zero Waste
  • 7. Crop Failure Zero Waste
  • 8. Global Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Zero Waste 2004 data in the 2007 IPCC, AR4, SPM, Fig 3
  • 9. What Produces Methane? Zero Waste
  • 10. Trashing the Climate Zero Waste Municipal Waste Dump or Landfill Photo by Gigie Cruz Photo by Gigie Cruz Sanitary Landfill with Landfill Gas Collection System under Construction
  • 11. Zero Waste
  • 12. Stuff = 42% of greenhouse gases in U.S. Zero Waste
  • 13. U.S. GHG Emissions Zero Waste Source: US EPA, 2009, Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • 14. Clean Energy Technologies? Zero Waste
  • 15. Incinerators and climate: CO2 Pounds of CO2 per MWh 3500 3000 Zero Waste 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Incinerator Coal Oil fired Natural gas fired SOURCE: US EPA, 2007
  • 16. Landfills gas capture systems do not work as expected Zero Waste
  • 17. Bali, Indonesia Recyclers vs. the Clean Development Zero Waste Mechanism
  • 18. India: Recyclers are the Real Climate Heroes Zero Waste Source: Cooling Agents, Chintan 2009
  • 19. Costs  Karlsruhe, Germany: lost €400,000,000 in 4 years Zero Waste  Frederick County, Maryland, USA: Proposed incinerator would cost US$615,000,000 US Energy Information Administration: it costs more to generate energy from waste than from coal, nuclear, or hydropower projects.
  • 20. Comparing capital costs of recycling and incineration Recycling/Composting: Less Cost per Industrialized Nations ton/day Philippines, recycling collection and $5,000 composting Zero Waste India, recycling collection and composting $1,650 Egypt, recycling micro-enterprises $450 Brazil, recycling cooperatives $5,300 Recycling: Industrialized Nations Typical U.S. recycling facility $30,000 Incineration $136,000- 270,000 Recycling costs based on existing projects. Incineration costs based on World Bank estimates. Source: Institute for Local Self-Reliance report, 2004.
  • 21. Zero Waste for Zero Warming: Solutions for a Finite Planet Zero Waste
  • 22. Reduction in GHG Emissions: Massachusetts Emissions Reduction Recycle/Compost Zero Waste Landfill with gas recovery Incineration 0 500 1000 1500 2000 kg CO2e per ton of waste Source: Assessment of Materials Management Options for the Massachusetts Solid Waste Master Plan Review, Tellus Institute December 2008.
  • 23. Zero Waste
  • 24. Energy Saved or Recovered In Million BTUs/ton of material 80 70 60 50 Zero Waste Reducing 40 Recycling 30 Incineration with 20 energy recovery 10 0 Plastic #1 Newspaper
  • 25. Composting in Indonesia Zero Waste
  • 26. Large-scale Composting Zero Waste
  • 27. Vermicompost Zero Waste
  • 28. Animal Feed Zero Waste
  • 29. Small-scale Biogas Plant Zero Waste
  • 30. Zero Waste
  • 31. Zero Waste
  • 32. www.no-burn.org Zero Waste
  • 33. Zero Waste
  • 34. Mass Burn Incinerator Zero Waste
  • 35. Zero Waste
  • 36. Gasification Incinerator Schematic Zero Waste
  • 37. Life Cycle Emissions Zero Waste

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