Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Management Practice

  • Nemit Verma
  • Manpreet Kaur
  • A. K. Tripathi


Municipal solid waste management sector is significantly contributing towards global greenhouse gas emissions. Population explosion has worsened the condition by generating huge amount of waste. Irregularities in management practices and lack of improved waste management practices at local level are the considerable factors while inspecting the greenhouse gas emissions from waste sector. Landfilling is the most prevalent method for waste management in developing countries which is one of the significant sources of methane and carbon dioxide emission. This chapter represents the classification of waste generated as well as its management practices in India and highlighted the problem of contribution of municipal solid waste in global greenhouse gas accounts from the municipal waste management scenarios in India also.


Municipal solid waste Waste management Greenhouse gas emissions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nemit Verma
    • 1
  • Manpreet Kaur
    • 2
  • A. K. Tripathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecology, Climate Change and Forest Influence DivisionForest Research Institute (Deemed) UniversityDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Forest Botany DivisionForest Research Institute (Deemed) UniversityDehradunIndia

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