Policy

The case to ban organic waste

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 14 Oct 2021

The case to ban organic waste
Councils will need to ramp up kerbside organic waste collection if a suggested landfill ban proceeds. (Image: Deposit Photos).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 14 Oct 2021
A proposal to ban organic waste from going to landfills would require councils to massively ramp up composting and kerbside collection services. The emissions reduction plan discussion document released on Tuesday includes a section on reducing emissions in the waste sector. Waste disposal and treatment accounts for about 4% of gross emissions, mostly made up of methane from decomposing organic waste. The Climate Change Commission has recommended reducing methane emissions from waste to at least 40% below 2017 levels by 2035.&nbs...

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