Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Inclusive Recycling: Methodology & Calculator Tool

Year of Publication

2021

This is a methodology and calculator tool enabling the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions that waste picker groups prevent.

Source:

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Climate, Livelihoods

This is a methodology and calculator tool enabling the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions that waste picker groups prevent. The tool, which was developed for waste picker organizations and their supporters, allows for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions avoided through the following waste treatment methods: diversion of waste from decay in landfills and dumps; recycling; manual sorting and transportation; and diversion of materials from open burning.