GHG emissions from Waste – A guide for Jersey
Produced by the
Climate Emergency (Infrastructure, Housing and Environment)
and published on
01 Apr 2020
A key component of Jersey’s current waste management operation is its energy recovery facility at La Collette. The process of waste incineration in this way allows for the generation of electricity through steam turbines. The electricity is sold to the Jersey Electricity Company (JEC) and fed back into the distribution network. Although Energy recovery by waste incineration is the primary treatment option in Jersey, it is one of several solid waste management practices that could be adopted. This report aims to give a simple overview of common practices, with a focus on their comparative climate impact in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also considers the secondary impacts of waste products from composting.