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RCRA Online Number:50934
Title:Fact Sheet: Moving Targets
Document Date:07/01/2002
Description:This document discusses greenhouse gas emissions from the collection and transportation of wastes. Greenhouse gas emissions from the collection and transportation of waste and recyclables equaled 918,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent (MTCE) in 1997--accounting for 9 percent of the total net greenhouse gas emissions from waste management that year. These emissions result largely from the combustion of diesel in vehicles that transport mixed waste and recyclables from the waste source to transfer, disposal, or recovery facilities.
Topics:Recycling, Waste Minimization, Source Reduction
Policy Directive Number:
EPA Publication Number:530-F-02-020
NTIS Number:NA
GPO Number:
Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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