Earth’s climate sustains us; its health and wellbeing is essential for our survival. The combined effects of excess carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions, two of the main drivers for climate change, threaten Earth’s health and wellbeing. Methane is 21 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Individual Actions on Climate
Our individual actions are integral to the wider effort to address climate change impacts.
Composting is a powerful zero waste behavior that can reduce our individual contribution to climate change. The decay of waste and biodegradable materials such as food soiled paper products, food scraps, and yard trimmings that are tossed in the garbage do not simply breakdown as they would in nature or in a compost pile. In a landfill, they break down and are converted into a harmful mix of gases, such as methane, that end up being dispersed into the atmosphere. Being mindful of our waste disposal behavior surrounding biodegradable items is essential if we are to stop the excess emissions of methane into the atmosphere.
By sorting out materials like food soiled paper products, food scraps and yard trimmings and putting them in the green organics cart instead of in the garbage, CVSan is doing its part to divert these materials from the landfill and helping to reduce the harmful gases emitted into the atmosphere.
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