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Old 10-04-2014, 11:58 AM
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More than absurd... seattle goes over the top

Really? LOL - maybe too much caffeine....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...N0HI2EF2014092
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:09 PM
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try this one...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/seattle-...y-food-scraps/
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LOVE IT!! Changes such as this (many others needed as well) are going to be necessary on a large scale to help ease the strain of a growing population...or we could limit couples to one child.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:31 AM
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"Food scraps that end up in the trash end up in landfills. They rot and create methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. About 35 million tons of food waste is generated in the U.S. each year, but only 5 percent is composted and turned into fertilizer."


Ok. Lets pretend your right on global warming- Apparently through magic if you compost at your home it doesn't produce the same methane....
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:44 AM
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I'm guessing they use the methane to power something in the city. Take it away then we will have to create a new way to power this part of the city we were using methane to power.

Follow the money.....Someone is trying to sell the city something that methane is powering. Convince everyone what they are doing is hard on the environment and BAM......you set for life....just like Al Gore.....
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Any landfill permitted in recent years and most older ones have had methane containment and destruction systems, often generators installed so the greenhouse gas thing is not really applicable.

An anaerobic digester is the next step. Rather than a one-time decomposition in the landfill now we can close the loop and have a renewable fuel source and return the organic matter to use as fertilizer or animal bedding etc.

Nothing new about the technology, Seattle is just the first in the US (that I'm aware of) to legislate it.
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Did some more research on this San Francisco was ahead to Seattle - not a surprise... I bet the in sink disposers will be getting much more usage
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:25 PM
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LOVE IT!! Changes such as this (many others needed as well) are going to be necessary on a large scale to help ease the strain of a growing population...or we could limit couples to one child.
Where would you put this material? It becomes free dirt and it doesn't take long.

Building on landfills doesn't always work well, either. That's space that needs to settle for longer than they're allowing it to because they may A) need the tax revenue, B) need the space for commercial/industrial projects or C) stop accumulating more than they can deal with. I doubt anyone saw exactly how much garbage we'd be generating when they chose a site over 30 years ago.
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