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Key figures on climate
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2023 EDITION
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GHG emissions from centralized waste processing

GHG emissions from waste management in France

Note: not including waste incineration with energy recovery (included in "Energy industry"). Citepa does not produce provisional estimates for waste; data therefore stop at 2021.
Source: Secten format - Citepa, 2023

Waste management mainly emits methane when waste decomposes in landfills. After rising in the 1990s, emissions from this sector have been falling since the mid-2000s in France (-25.2% between 2005 and 2021).