Biodegradable waste diversion from landfill

Landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) results in high emissions of methane which is a greenhouse gas and a potential source of odour nuisance. There are targets under the Landfill Directive to divert BMW from landfill. Ireland has met all targets to date and is in compliance with the stricter target for 2020. Ireland’s national waste statistics can be found here.

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