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changes to waste management could slash emissions

The world’s landfills, like this one in Chennai, India, are a major source of planet-warming emissions

PARIS: Reforms to the way that societies collect and treat their waste could slash global emissions of plant-heating methane, a new report said Monday, noting that simple measures like composting were a climate solution “staring us in the face”.

Governments around the world have pledged to reduce emissions of methane (CH4) — which absorbs 80 times more solar radiation over short periods than carbon dioxide — in their battle to…

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