The amount of municipal waste is expected to grow by 25 % from 2005 to 2020. Increased recovery of waste, and diverting waste away from landfill play a key role in tackling the environmental impacts of increasing waste volumes. As recycling and incineration with energy recovery are increasingly used, net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste management are expected to drop considerably by 2020.
European Environment Agency. "Better management of municipal waste will reduce greenhouse gas emissions." Jan 2008.