Reducing emissions through sustainable composting in Vietnam
Climate Solution #2
While many landfills have some form of methane management, it is far more effective to divert organic waste to composting.
Composting ranges in scale from backyard bins to industrial operations. The basic process is the same: ensuring sufficient moisture, air, and heat for soil microbes (bacteria, protozoa, and fungi) to feast on organic material.
Rather than generating methane, the composting process converts organic material into stable soil carbon, while retaining water and nutrients of the original waste matter. The result is carbon sequestration as well as production of a valuable fertilizer.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 'Vietstar Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Facility' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals