Green Power Technologies Promotes Sustainability by Addressing the Following Concerns Associated with Municipal Solid Waste
- Methane Gas Production – With Green Power Technologies, there is the elimination of greenhouse gas production that occurs in landfills, typically one of, if not the, largest sources of greenhouse gases from land-based sources. Every ton of waste produces a half-ton of greenhouse gases, so just imagine the millions of tons being produced today.
- Leachate – The elimination of organic material going to landfill means an end to the decomposition of that material into a leachate that, inevitably, makes its way into the water table beneath a landfill and, ultimately, into nearby wells and, eventually, larger bodies of water. Countless millions of tons of rotting waste represent a current and future threat to the water quality of many aquifers, rivers and lakes. Green Power Technologies offers the means to stop compounding this significant environmental problem.
- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Optimized Waste Transportation) – Reducing waste transport by 80% means a similar reduction in the use of fuel and the production of greenhouse gases by waste transport trucks.
- Improved Carbon Footprint – Recovering more recyclables means that far less virgin material (oil for plastics, bauxite for aluminum, iron ore for steel, etc.) will have to be extracted and, increasingly, imported. This just does make good sense for the producers, it makes good sense for the nation by reducing the outflow of money required to buy foreign raw material.