treatment of waste polyethylene terephthalate, unsanitary landfill, dry infiltration class (100mm), UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

38:Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery/382:Waste treatment and disposal/3821:Treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste
GLO - Global
Reference year: 2006 - 2012

Location: GLO - Global
This dataset represents the activity of waste disposal of waste polyethylene terephtalate in a unsanitary landfill. Recommended use of this dataset: For PET, which goes to disposal as part of managed communal waste mixture. Larger amounts of clean, *already separated* PET could go to recycling, depending on country-specific situation. // Waste composition (wet, in ppm): upper heating value 23.13 MJ/kg; lower heating value 22.95 MJ/kg; H2O 2000; O 368750; H 63380; C 553640; S 147.87; N 6456.8; P n.a.; B n.a.; Cl 788.62; Br 69.004; F 11.829; I n.a.; Ag n.a.; As 1.873; Ba 49.289; Cd 3.2531; Co 31.052; Cr 5.4218; Cu 11.829; Hg 0.08872; Mn 17.744; Mo n.a.; Ni 3.9431; Pb 5.5203; Sb 159.2; Se 2.0701; Sn 0.98577; V 1281.5; Zn 68.676; Be 0.49289; Sc n.a.; Sr 87.241; Ti 985.77; Tl 0.39431; W n.a.; Si n.a.; Fe 98.577; Ca 295.73; Al 197.15; K n.a.; Mg n.a.; Na 1444.7; . // Share of carbon in waste that is biogenic 0%. Share of metals in waste not oxidised and bulk-recyclable (exclude very small or thin parts) Iron: 0%; Alu: 0%; Copper: 0%. Overall degradability of waste during 100 years: 1%.
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


This is an inventory for an unsanitary, sub-controlled landfill for municipal solid waste. Ultimate average landfill height is 15 meters. Operation phase duration is 25 years.Percentage of landfill gas directly emitted is 100w%.
Leachate of the landfill is not treated. Based on average waste composition and climate data the end of carbonate phase is estimated to be reached 16577 years after waste deposition.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
ecoinvent Association
Review status
For sale

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