Envisioning a Future Where Garbage Trucks Run on Garbage
Almost 1.5 trillion pounds of trash enter our nation’s landfills. Every. Day.
When that garbage decomposes there is a build-up of methane, essentially potent greenhouse gases. Operators usually burn or ‘flare’ this gas before it enters the atmosphere. But now there is another solution to this problematic issue.
In the article The H.W. Hill Renewable Gas Project: Using the mountains of things we throw away in Columbia Insight, Dac Collins reports on how landfill methane is captured and processed into renewable natural gas (RNG), a clean fuel that waste companies are using to power its vehicles.
Can the solution to eliminating emissions from our landfills be derived from the very waste we’re disposing of?