Publication

Characterization and Management of Organic Waste in North America—White Paper

White Paper

March 5, 2018 39 pages

Characterization and Management of Organic Waste in North America—White Paper

White Paper

March 5, 2018 39 pages

Description

This white paper presents the findings of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) project, North American Initiative on Organic Waste Diversion and Processing. It provides statistics on organic waste generation, diversion, and disposal in Canada, Mexico, and the United States and discusses the environmental benefits associated with reducing organic waste.

With a focus on policy and decision makers, this document describes key challenges and gaps that constrain expanded organic waste recovery in North America, as well as relevant policy options and instruments for industry, government and local organizations. It also identifies some best practices, recommends actions to increase organic waste diversion across Canada, Mexico and the United States, and identifies potential areas for regional cooperation.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Green Economy