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Peru looks to reduce methane from waste, move toward circular economy

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

A coalition of countries – including Peru – made headlines this week for pledging to reduce methane emissions. Much of that reduction will come from cuts to oil and gas development, but another key component of methane reductions will need to come from improved waste management. Waste is one of the fastest-growing sources of methane emissions in the world.

With help from the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), Peru’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM) is looking to transform the country’s waste management sector, decreasing methane emissions and adding economic value.