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A landfill has a limited life, but a composting plant can continue to process waste indefinitely.

Regulation at Different Countries

Regulation at Different Countries

EU Regulations

Biodegradable Waste

Currently the main environmental threat from biowaste (and other biodegradable waste) is the production of methane from such waste decomposing in landfills, which accounted for some 3% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-15 in 1995. The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) obliges Member States to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste that they landfill to 35% of 1995 levels by 2016 (for some countries by 2020) which will significantly reduce this problem.



 

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