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Greenhouse Effect

Whether you believe in Global warming or not, the fact remains that the presence of high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) present in the atmosphere does result in an increase in the amount of heat on the Earth's surface.



Carbon dioxide traps the heat obtained from sunlight and does not let it dissipate from the atmosphere, a process known as the "greenhouse effect". Since fossil fuels are hydrocarbons (made from hydrogen and carbon), burning fossil fuels releases a large amount of carbon dioxide into the air.

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are also produced at an alarming rate when the organic material in municipal solid waste (MSW) begins to degenerate and can last up to 100 years. Annually, roughly two billion tons of MSW is produced around the world and it is estimated this figure may reach 6.1 billion tons by 2025.


As stewards of our planet, if it is possible to have a positive effect on this why wouldn't we?