Landfills Leading the Charge, Not Trailing the Pack, on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Sharon Kneiss, Waste360.

Peter Anderson says he wants to do triage on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, but in his rambling haste to perform surgery on landfills he offers an inaccurate diagnosis.

So let’s perform an actual triage. The waste and recycling industry realizes that landfills are a source of methane.  We continue to work tirelessly to build on decades of innovations that have dramatically reduced those emissions while also adding valuable production to our country’s renewable energy portfolio.

In fact, landfills are among the best performers in methane reductions since the EPA began tracking this data in 1990