Garbage decomposition in landfill generates Methane

Did you know?

Organic waste creates methane (CH4) when decomposing in landfill.

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 30x more damaging to the environment than CO2, and contributes to global warming.

Methane is created through anaerobic decomposition, which happens when organic waste decomposes with a lack of oxygen. It happens in landfill because waste is trapped in plastic bags and these bags are densily stored together.

What can you do about this?

Try to reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill, and more specifically the organic waste. Instead, start a composting pile!

A compost pile, because it is exposed to oxygen, produces CO2 (carbon dioxide) instead of methane which is less damaging for the environment.

Also, after nine to twelve months, you get a free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots to keep them looking beautiful.

Think about all the organic waste from your kitchen, and all the eco products that you bought (bamboo toothbrush, compostable tea bags, etc). Time to compost! Easy!

Author: easyecotips