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Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix

Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix

Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix August 28, 2017  When issues of pollution are discussed, reported and presented, it’s normally the discourse of air pollution that supersedes that of landfills. Without undermining the role of air pollution in the global warming matrix, I’m convinced that landfills are equally demonic in nature, scope and…

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Life on the rubbish dumps of Paranaque: A photo Essay

Life on the rubbish dumps of Paranaque: A photo Essay

How Filipino children and adults risk their lives to eke out a pathetic living recycling waste Living among rotting rubbish, smoke-filled air and polluted water, these are the men, women and children who spend their lives scouring for recyclable treasures in a garbage-filled abyss – just so they can survive. Each day, as hundreds of…

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Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

The scavengers eke out a living collecting and selling metal and plastic scrap to dealers. In the Payatas district, they earn between 100 pesos and 300 pesos ($2 to $6) a day. It is less than the minimum wage, but better than nothing.

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Greenfire brings ways to clean the pullotants out of these landfills for the benefit of these acavengers. Thier nomadic lives have found a continuation of the poor lifestyle. Greenfire can turn the poverty into prosparity.  http://greenfirefunding.com/  Sanitation workers and scavengers pick their way through the refuse of the landfill in the Payatas district of Quezon…

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Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Children Survive Scavenging Waste

We assumed that this was usually a problem found in developing countries without the funds or skills to provide adequate solutions. That was until we started working within the EU, in Romania, which lacks neither of these, but where children still live and work on dumps.

Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Children Survive Scavenging Waste

Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.1     Greenfire would like to share this tale about Small Steps Project. The life of Children of the Landfill is unimmagiably hard. It is good to see that the awareness of this harsh reality is expanding.    By Amy Hanson from Small Steps Project Last week a…

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Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

INDONESIA: The Methane Gas Canteen is an eatery like no other – it’s situated right in the middle of the Jatibarang Landfill in Semarang, Central Java, surrounded by mounds of putrefying waste, household rubbish, broken glass and plastic. Every day, while men, women and children dig through mountains of trash collecting plastic and glass bottles…

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Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com

Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com

They are profit making enormously http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/25/africa/uganda-schools-zuckerberg-gates/ africa, Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com Uganda’s High Court has ordered Bridge International Academies, which is funded by the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to shut down their 63 schools. Curated from Uganda to shut down Zuckerberg-funded schools – CNN.com What kind of business…

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Landfills are a huge greenhouse gas generators

Landfills are a huge greenhouse gas generators

The Global Situation Landfill gases have an influence on climate change. The major components are CO2 and methane, both of which are greenhouse gas. In terms of global warming potential, methane is over 25 times more detrimental to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Landfills are the third largest source of methane in the US. Biomass…

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Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development [video]

Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development [video]

Waste Not, Want Not – Solid Waste at the Heart of Sustainable Development March 3, 2016 For the residents of Rosario, Argentina, good solid waste management means more than just a clean city. Rosario’s approach to garbage has improved the economy and environment with, according to the city’s mayor, “a direct impact on what matters…

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