Most people don’t realize that solid waste reduction and recycling help address global climate change. How? The manufacture, distribution and use of products – as well as management of the subsequent waste – all result in greenhouse gas emissions. Waste prevention and recycling reduce greenhouse gases associated with these activities by reducing methane emissions from landfills, saving energy, and increasing forest carbon sequestration by decreasing the demand for paper products. Waste reduction makes good business sense too because it can save your organization money through reduced purchasing and waste disposal costs.
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