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The Waste Sector contributes to about five percent of India's total GHG emission. Municipal solid waste, domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater are the key sources of GHG emission in the Waste Sector. Methane (CH4) is produced and released into the atmosphere as a by-product of the anaerobic decomposition of solid waste and when domestic and industrial wastewater is treated or disposed anaerobically. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions occur due to the protein content in domestic wastewater.
The Waste Sector emission estimates have been prepared through a detailed disaggregated estimate of India's GHG emissions from 2007-2012 resulting from disposal and decay of municipal solid waste, and from the treatment and discharge of urban domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater.
The lead sector partner for Waste Sector Emissions Estimates is ICLEI South Asia.
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Citation as: Chaturvedula, S., Kolsepatil, N., Sangem, P., (2016). Waste Emissions. Version 1.0 dated July 15, 2016, from GHG platform India: GHG platform India-2007-2012 National Estimates - 2016 Series: http://ghgplatform-india.org/data-and-emissions/waste. html
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