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Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Comparing Methane Commitment to First Order Decay Method Mobile App

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Comparing Methane Commitment to First Order Decay Method mobile app compares methane emissions with CH4 emissions in order to measure the greenhouse gases found in landfills. The app looks at the organic matter found in landfill gases and volatile solids and compares the data with organic waste disposal and landfill gas emissions

If conditions are constant, the rate of CH4 production depends solely on the amount of carbon remaining in the waste. As a result, CH4 emissions are highest in the first few years after waste is initially deposited in a disposal site, then gradually decline as the degradable carbon in the waste is consumed by the bacteria responsible for the decay.

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    Simplicity of implementation, data requirements

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    Methane commitment (MC) Advantage: Based on quantity of waste disposed during inventory year, req...

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Disadvantage: Based on quantity of waste disposed during inventory ye...

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    Consistency with annualized emissions inventories

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    Methane commitment (MC) Disadvantage: Does not represent GHG emissions during inventory year.

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Advantage: Represents GHG emissions during the inventory year, consist...

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    Decision-making for future waste management practices

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    Methane commitment (MC) Disadvantage: May lead to overestimation of emission reduction potential.

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Advantage: Spreads benefits of avoided landfill disposal over upcoming...

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    Credit for source reduction/recycling

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    Methane commitment (MC) Advantage: Accounts for emissions affected by source reduction, reuse, an...

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Disadvantage: For materials with significant landfill impacts, FOD not...

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    Credit for engineering controls, heat/power generation

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    Methane commitment (MC) Disadvantage: Doesn’t count current emissions from historic waste in land...

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Advantage: Suitable for approximating amount of landfill gas available...

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    Credit for avoided landfill disposal

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    Methane commitment (MC) Disadvantage: Overstates short-term benefits of avoided landfill disposal.

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Advantage: Spreads benefits of avoided landfill disposal over upcoming...

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    Accuracy

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    Methane commitment (MC) Disadvantage: Requires predicting future gas collection efficiency and mo...

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    First Order of Decay (FOD) Advantage: More accurate reflects total emissions occurring in the inv...

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