Green Grove Thursday….using food waste to heat homes!


Piles of paper overflowing our landfills is number one contributor to trash.A couple of days ago I heard about New York using the tons of food waste from their city’s dumps to create heat and couldn’t wait to share the news with you! Here is an excerpt from an article I found on the Grist website:

“Instead of sending the food waste out to landfills, the city is mixing it with wastewater sludge at a treatment plant. There, it will produce methane-rich biogas, which will be purified into commercially useable natural gas and used to heat homes.” by Sarah Laskow

Source:http://grist.org/list/new-york-city-is-using-its-food-waste-to-create-heat/

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