Pat Sullivan’s article in Waste Today points out there is no magic bullet management option that exists when it comes to reducing both GHG and criteria pollutant emissions. He takes readers through fourteen organic waste management strategies to show how some so-called “green” solutions may require tradeoffs that have to be accepted when utilizing organic diversion as a means to reduce GHG emissions. Some of these tradeoffs may be accepting increases in other pollutants to achieve the desired GHG reductions or spending more money on emissions controls to ensure that the chosen waste management strategy does not have ancillary negative impacts.
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