Rethinking the EU Landfill Target

This report presents a comprehensive analysis and arguments on the need to improve the Landfill Directive and the Waste Framework Directive, highlighting residual waste reduction as a crucial tool to ensure alignment with the overarching principles of the EU Circular Economy Agenda.

The South African government’s “model” Clean Developmenbt Mechanism project at the Bisasar landfill is a disappointment for citizens demanding environmental and social justice. Rather than assisting in tackling climate change, the project amplifies local, environmental health risks and undermines livelihoods while rekindling Apartheid-era racial conflicts.

A new United Nations report shows that we must tackle methane emissions to keep planetary warming under control. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and much of it comes from organic waste in landfills. The good news is that we can solve this problem simply and easily through zero waste. By preventing organic waste from being landfilled we can protect our climate AND improve our food systems. Read our fact sheet and blog for details.