Climate Change is Here
Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
Canadians produce more greenhouse gas emissions per person than any other G20 economy, according to a new analysis.
Landfills are disasters waiting to happen!
Landfills are sites designated for dumping rubbish, garbage, or other types of solid wastes. Historically, they are the most common means of disposing solid waste which is either buried or left to pile in heaps. They are expensive to start, operate and cost just as much to shut them down with an ongoing liability that can last 20+ years with a continuous COST to Residents and Municipalities.
The three most important problems with landfill are toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases.
Many materials that end up as waste contain toxic substances. Over time, these toxins leach into our soil and groundwater, and become environmental hazards for years. Electronic waste is a good example. Waste such as televisions, computers and other electronic appliances contain a long list of hazardous substances, including mercury, arsenic, cadmium, PVC, solvents, acids and lead.
Leachate is the liquid formed when waste breaks down in the landfill and water filters through that waste. This liquid is highly toxic and can pollute the land, ground water and water ways.
When organic material such as food scraps and green waste is put in landfill, it is generally compacted down and covered. This removes the oxygen and causes it to break down in an anaerobic process. Eventually this releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The implications for global warming and climate change are enormous. Methane is also a flammable gas that can become dangerous if allowed to build up in concentration. Composting your food scraps and green waste in a compost bin eliminates many of these problems.
Apart from the financial costs, garbage buried in landfill breaks down at a very slow rate and remains a problem for future generations.
Municipalities are spending MILLIONS in continuing the use of Landfills.
This is a waste of tax payers money.
The solutions available can remove the current expense of using Landfills and reduce the Disposal and Transportation costs.
Municipalities can receive Carbon Credits and Revenue from Energy Generation.
Our Solution involves implementing a system designed for the treatment of almost any types of waste. It converts Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Medical Waste to a composition that is sterile, disinfected and dehydrated. An end product material we call “fluff”. The process also creates both a reduction in volume and in weight.
Fogdog Energy is partnering with the different Municipalities across Canada to construct a No Landfill Disposal Facility (NLDF) for the disposal and processing of the Municipality waste streams. Fogdog intends to integrate a Distributed Management System which includes the support, development, management, operation and the waste to energy technologies of the No Landfill Disposal Facilities.