Americans produce enough trash every year to fill a line of garbage trucks that would stretch from the Earth half-way to the moon. With Earth Day approaching LitterProject.com and Carbonfund.org are asking for your help to turn litter — and properly disposed rubbish — into local, renewable fuel sources.
Methane landfill biodigesters like the ones that Carbonfund.org supports in New Bedford, Massachusetts can produce enough electricity to power 850 households and remove 162,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year – the equivalent of planting 49,000 acres of trees.
So in addition to picking up litter, we’re encouraging you this Earth Day to consider putting our trash to work for the environment. The designer for this LitterProject website, EMWeb, offsets 100% of carbon emissions through CarbonFund, because they do good work.