Carbon Footprint

EfW releases much less methane than conventional landfilling, even though methane is captured and used to generate electricity at many sites.  This is important because methane is a greenhouse gas which is 20 times more powerful in its effect than CO2.  

By using waste as a fuel in a controlled environment under optimum conditions, the amount of greenhouse gas can be dramatically reduced. The generation of electricity also offsets the use of fossil fuel.

The carbon footprint is reduced further still by separating out recyclates at source through kerbside collection and similar schemes.

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