GMI Biogas Subcommittee Workshop Series: Source Segregation of Waste: Key to Methane Reduction from the Waste Sector

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Date26 June 2024
Location: Webinar
Industry Sector: Biogas

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Biogas Subcommittee launched a four-part workshop series in 2024 on Mobilizing Methane Action at Open Dumpsites and Landfills. This workshop series was developed in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the International Solid Waste Association, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and focuses on exploring policies, technologies, and tools and resources, aimed at reducing methane emissions from municipal solid waste. The intended audience of the series included national and subnational decision-makers and policymakers, waste professionals, waste facility operators, project developers, international development professionals, financial institutions interested in funding waste methane mitigation projects, and students and academics.

The fourth webinar focused on source segregation of waste, which plays a crucial role in mitigating methane emissions. Effective source segregation, such as separating organic from the inorganic materials in the waste stream, enables the diversion and valorization of organic waste. This practice reduces the amount of methane-generating organic material sent to disposal sites like landfills or dumps. This webinar presented several examples of source segregation of waste as part of sustainable waste management practices, with perspectives from a variety of governments and non-governmental organizations.


  • Introduction/Moderator: Patrick CoatarPeter, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA
  • Luis Vallejo, Coordinator, Waste Management and Circular Economy Project (Greci), Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (Ecuador)
  • Aditi Ramola, Technical Director, ISWA
  • Jeremy Douglas, Director of Global Partnerships, Delterra
  • Mariano Kristoff, Project Lead, Behaviour Change, Delterra

Visit the Workshop Series: Mobilizing Methane Action at Open Dumpsites and Landfills page for more information and resources from the workshops in this series.