Ted Weber's post

I was appalled to learn that 80% of municipal landfills in the U.S. do nothing to capture the methane emitted from decomposition of food waste. The methane emissions from U.S. landfills in 2021 were approximately equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 23.1 million gasoline-powered passenger vehicles. At the same time, methane emissions from landfills represent a lost opportunity to capture and use a significant energy resource.

Globally, landfills are major contributors to climate change, and their methane emissions are expected to increase 70% by 2050. A landfill in Mumbai, for example, was putting out about 85,000 tonnes of methane per year, according to a study by the World Bank. The Buenos Aires landfill emitted some 250,000 annual tonnes.

Controlling and capturing methane from landfills is a low-hanging fruit that should be addressed immediately to limit the damage from climate change.

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  • johnte ndeto

    14 w

    It's terrible that US is doing nothing about this landmines

    • Munene Mugambi

      14 w

      It is clear that measures need to be put in place to capture methane emitted by US landfills

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