Issue Brief
Co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation
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Co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation

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AGAMUTHU
2014-02

The indicator “co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation” aims to maximize use of resources which can significantly contribute not only to reduce GHG emissions but also to receive other co-benefits such as creating green jobs, improving social well-being, reducing health risks, enhancing economic development, saving landfill space, minimizing environmental loads from landfill of fresh waste or incineration, etc.

This factsheet is based on a research project of the Asia Resource Circulation Policy Research Group, coordinated by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and funded by the FY 2013 Asia Resource Circulation Research Project commissioned by Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ).