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Delhi's trash heaps are causing alarming levels of methane emissions

These massive trash mountains in Delhi, like Ghazipur, Bhalswa, and Okhla, receive over 10,000 tonnes of waste daily, contributing to the city's pollution woes. The landfills have become hotspots for methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Lack of waste segregation and gas capture systems lead to methane leaks, exacerbating air pollution.
Despite promises to clear these dumpsites by 2024, unsegregated waste continues to arrive daily. Methane emissions from dumpsites pose a significant threat to global warming, with India's growing population adding to the problem. The situation calls for urgent action to address waste management and reduce methane emissions to combat climate change effectively.
Urgent action, including proper waste segregation and gas capture systems, is needed to combat this environmental threat effectively. Collaboration between authorities and the public is crucial for implementing sustainable waste management practices and reducing methane emissions for a cleaner, healthier future.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/12/delhi-india-rubbish-dumps-sky-high-methane-emissions



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  • Grace Njeri

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    The responsible ministry should be innovative and implement measures to reduce waste through recycling.

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    • johnte ndeto

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      Addressing this issue requires a comprehensive approach, including improved waste management practices, increased waste segregation efforts, and the implementation of effective gas capture systems at landfill sites.

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        This is concerning, especially considering the alarming levels of methane emissions they generate

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        • Jane Wangui

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          Considering the high population in India .the amount of waste products is expected to increase...thus the government should collaborate with other non-governmental organizations to make sure that they come up with better solutions for the problem at hand.

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          • johnte ndeto

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            @jane_wangui well but with working stractures to control dumbing this would never escalate that much

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          • Marine Stephan

            8 w

            This is revolting! I would however send the climate warning to the authorities instead of the newspaper. The local government is the one to blame, not the local news

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            • Chris Ndungu

              8 w

              This is obnoxious! the Indian Government should take a serious action to stop those who are doing that. They should know how human's lives are endangered by this.

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              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                8 w

                This is a threat to the ongoing efforts to address climate change. New Delhi should take action henceforth.

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                • George Kariuki

                  8 w

                  This isn't just Delhi's problem; it's a global wake-up call. Let's stand together and turn the tide on this environmental crisis. ✊

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    8 w

                    It is crucial for local authorities to take action & implement effective waste management solutions to mitigate this effects asap!!

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                    • Boniface Kuria

                      8 w

                      I wish people knew how dangerous methane is to the environment. New Delhi, please find alternative waste disposal measures.

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        8 w

                        This is not acceptable at all! Measure should be taken immediately

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                        • Elizabeth Gathigia

                          8 w

                          This is very dangerous for the environment and people, tough measures are required to stop this

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                          • Felix mokaya

                            8 w

                            Action should be taken on this immediately to prevent further cause of air pollution which is a great threat to human health

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                            • Joseph Githinji

                              8 w

                              @felix_mokaya True, the Indian authorities must work around the clock to stop this.

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                              • Gorffly mokua

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                                @felix_mokaya Agree! Lets hope that the relevant authorities will act immediately!

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                                • johnte ndeto

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                                  @felix_mokaya serious measures and regulations should be put in place to curb future hazards like this

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                                • Joseph Githinji

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                                  This is concerning, New Delhi authorities must work to stop this careless dumping and embrace proper waste management. Methane emmisions are a hazard to the environment and must be stopped by all means.

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                                  • johnte ndeto

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                                    @joseph_githinji how so such insensitive activities happen at the governments watch?

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