Biomass

Why Methane Matters

Why Methane Matters

Landfills are a top source of methane emissions, releasing 12 percent of the world’s total. Landfill methane can be tapped, captured, and used as a fairly clean energy source for generating electricity or heat, rather than leaking into the air or being dispersed as waste.

The United States' Food Waste Problem

The United States' Food Waste Problem

About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes. This waste has an environmental toll.

Who Wastes Most Food?

Who Wastes Most Food?

There are a lot of ways to think about food waste. The issue is complex, and effective reduction efforts require a coordinated response involving effective policies and technologies.

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

What Can Your Food Waste Power?

Considering that 795 million people around the world go hungry on any given day, it is shocking that many of us throw away food on a daily basis.

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

The fact is that fossil fuels cannot meet the world’s need for energy. It is something that if the world continues to depend more on will leave to irreparable environmental consequences and its consequences are too great to be ignored.

Energy Potential from Food Waste

Energy Potential from Food Waste

Food waste’s bioavailable carbon and nutrient content makes it a major contributor to landfill methane emissions, but also presents an important opportunity for energy recovery.

Waste Crisis Post China Ban

Waste Crisis Post China Ban

The search for new refuse dumps is ongoing today. It all started in July 2017, at the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, when Beijing announced it would be reducing its import of global plastic and paper waste.

United States' Garbage Problem

United States' Garbage Problem

Every year, the United States generates more than 258 million tons of municipal solid waste - about 4.6 pounds per person per day.

Food Loss and Waste Problem

Food Loss and Waste Problem

The world produces about 4 billion tons of food per year, or about 6 quadrillion calories. That’s a large amount, but what’s really shocking is that nearly one-quarter of these calories go uneaten.

Food: Largest Component of What We Send to Landfills in the U.S.

Food: Largest Component of What We Send to Landfills in the U.S.

When we waste food, we not only add organic materials to landfills , but we also waste all the resources that go into growing, processing, distributing, and storing that food.