Progressive Waste Solutions announces results of 2015 CDP Report on Carbon Emission Reductions
The CDP is recognized for its leadership in the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace and is the world's only global environmental disclosure system which tracks how the world's largest listed companies are acting in response to a changing climate. The CDP's climate change program is designed to facilitate the management of greenhouse gas emissions and identify the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
"We are very proud of our work in reducing our carbon footprint which underscores the progressive approach we take towards creating a more sustainable future for our customers, employees and the communities we serve," said
The Company has increased the efficiency of its landfill gas collection systems through the adoption of industry leading system designs and innovative technologies. The capture of landfill gases has led to the beneficial reuse of the gas as a renewable energy source, creating enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes or offsetting the use of approximately 200,000 barrels of oil annually.
The gas generated at the site is the equivalent of reducing the need for approximately 350,000 barrels of oil per year or the fueling of 1,500 trucks for 20 years. Together, the Company's landfill gas management program is offsetting the dependency of approximately 550,000 barrels of oil per year.
The new plant will also result in the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over a 10-year period. Landfill gas is recognized as a renewable energy source by regulators across
The Company's high scores within the CDP Report indicates the provision of robust climate data and a good understanding of climate change related issues affecting the corporation. Through various channels, including
The CDP Report can be found at www.cdp.net
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.