TORONTO, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Enbridge Executive Vice President Cynthia Hansen congratulates Mayor John Tory on the joint project to construct the City's first renewable natural gas facility, located at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. Together, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the City of Toronto will build and install equipment that will turn the City's organic waste (apple cores, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc.) into clean energy.
Almost 50 per cent of household waste (by weight) is organic material. When organic waste breaks down, methane is created. Many municipalities burn the methane produced from waste facilities and sewage treatment plants, throwing away this valuable energy resource and opportunity to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.