Congrats, Eric. Do landfills contribute CO2 and methane in somewhat similar amounts, or is methane the major gas coming from landfills?
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to us by our parents; it was loaned to us by our children." -Ecologist Lee Talbot
From: Eric Lombardi
This went out to national media yesterday. Feel free to edit it and submit to your local papers! Happy Kyoto Day !!!
For Immediate Release
is a good day for planet Earth,” according to Eric Lombardi, the Board VP
for the Grassroots Recycling Network, “because the Kyoto Protocol has now
come into effect and we can all move forward with the challenge of cleansing our
atmosphere of the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane. In fact,
once the truth is known about landfills large contribution to global warming,
16th is the 90th day following
to Lombardi, “The issue of landfill gas release to the environment is a
sleeping giant. More than half the time that landfill gases are
generated, there is no collection system even operating. Yet, the EPA
takes the unsubstantiated position that most of the methane generated in
landfills is captured and is thus only responsible for around 3% of the
nation’s GHGs. But according to GRRN’s landfill consultant,
GRRN is working on many issues related to landfills and is the nation’s leading advocate for a Zero Waste society. Ongoing research is focusing on the release and impact of landfill gas, landfill leachate, and the long-term financial crisis looming for taxpayers when the time comes to clean-up thousands of leaking landfills across the country. (see www.grrn.org).
Contact: Eric Lombardi, GRRN Vice President, Executive Director, Eco-Cycle, 303-444-6634