Category Archives: Landfills

African Sustainable Waste Management: Tackling the Mountains of Waste

African Sustainable Waste Management: Tackling the Mountains of Waste

 Fueled by population growth and consumerism, the mountains of waste at landfills across the planet just grow and grow. Over a billion tons of waste is generated globally every year. This waste is either buried on landfills, incinerated or recycled and/or exported. And as landfills get higher and higher, cities are expanding to accommodate their […]

Food Waste: Food For Thought

Thanksgiving meal

  With Thanksgiving officially done and dusted, we can now sit back and reflect on the amount of food that is consumed, and wasted, during this traditional annual celebratory feast. Thanksgiving, which traditionally began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, is an annual celebration where families and friends get […]

Thermal Mass Flow Meter for Gas Projects

Thermal gas flow meter

Biogas is natural gas that is produced as organic matter naturally decomposes. Biogas is comprised largely of methane (around 50%) and to a lesser degree carbon dioxide, but may also have traces of other gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide present. However, the composition can vary from 35-70% methane and 30-65% carbon dioxide, both of which […]

EPA Introduces Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Landfill Methane Outreach Program hopes to expand landfill mthane capture initiatives across the country.

    The EPA has launched the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary program that encourages waste managers and other stakeholders in the landfill industry to reduce methane emissions from landfill sites. Rather than being released into the atmosphere as a potent greenhouse gas, Landfill Methane Outreach Program promotes the recovery of landfill gas, […]

Proposed Landfill Methane Rules to be Revised by the EPA

Organic waste contributes to landfill methane emissionse ems

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone back to the drawing board to reconsider proposed methane emission rules for landfills following a request by the waste sector, who claim that they are simply not feasible to implement. In 2016 the EPA updated standards for new or reconstructed MSW landfills as well as guidelines for existing […]