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Climate Change and Waste: Reducing Waste Can Make a Difference

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Rising levels of gases in the Earth's atmosphere are causing changes in our climate, and some of these changes can be traced to solid waste. The manufacture, distribution, and use of products—as well as management of the resulting waste—all result in emissions of atmospheric gases that affect the Earth's climate. Waste prevention and recycling are real ways to help control climate change.

This folder and its series of fact sheets address the links between climate change and municipal solid waste management.

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