Emissions from Landfills

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Emissions from Landfills

Landfills emit methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than CO2, yet as catastrophic as these ghgs are, many landfill methane capture projects are in trouble. Explore the in-and-outs of these projects with TerraPass.

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Zero waste is not zero waste emissions
By Mark Mondik According to the EPA, U.S. landfills emit about 100 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent (or about 21 million cars) of greenhouse gas annually[1]. Thus it’s no surprise that measuring corporate waste emissions is the hottest thing to hit carbon accounting since...
Sep 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Failing Landfill Projects Increase U.S. GHG Emissions
By Mark Mondik For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S.  In fact, for some projects, carbon offsets are the only source of revenue to meet annual operating costs, which run well into the tens (and...
Aug 1, 2013 7:15 PM ET