Seven European cities and regions have committed to cut waste by 50 percent
Together with 16 other cities and regions across the world, they signed the C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration
- September 06, 2018 18:30
- Olya Georgieva
Twenty-three cities and regions from across the world (7 of which European) have committed to cut significantly the amount of waste they generate, putting them on the path towards zero waste.
By signing C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, the 23 cities and regions have pledged to cut the amount of waste generated by each citizen by 15% by 2030. In addition, they will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incineration by 50% and increase the diversion rate to 70% by 2030.
The European presence in this project is presented by Catalonia, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Paris and Rotterdam. According to C40, the 1.3 billion tones of annual worldwide food scraps sent to landfills each year decomposes into methane–a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2–and accounts for 25% of global warming. The global network says that transforming solid waste and material management systems globally could reduce global emissions by 20%.
Source: Cities Today
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