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Innovative Landfill Turns Trash Into Gas

Published on February 5, 2012 by   ·   2 Comments Pin It

The United States produces 390 billion pounds of garbage every year, and finding places to dispose of it is a serious environmental and economic challenge. But what if we could change the way we think about garbage, from something to be disposed of to something to be harvested? THE LANDFILL (a short film) profiles a small county landfill in Upstate New York, which is using a system of composting, recycling, and methane capture technology to operate sustainably while producing electricity for 400 homes in their area. By focusing on the people and ideas behind this innovative waste-to-energy initiative, THE LANDFILL shows the beauty and potential of the stuff we throw away. Moving towards models like these makes so much sense in so many ways, let’s support this brilliant project.

The Landfill | Jessica Edwards & Gary Hustwit from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. lingerie says:

    Turns Trash Into Gas! we should call on everybody support this birlliant project.

  2. Ally says:

    Funny, my dad works for a company that does the same exact thing! And yes, lingerie, I agree that it’s a pretty brilliant idea.

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