Las Vegas is the land of overindulgence and gluttony. In addition to consuming a record-breaking amount of energy (Nevada spends $700 million per year on out-of-state fossil fuels to power the flashing lights, gigantic billboards, and air conditioned casinos,) the city also has the largest landfill in America! With over 42 million tourists per day, one casino group alone, generates over 800 tons of daily food waste.
But according to environmental entrepreneur, Rosalie Bingham, if handled correctly, this gluttony and waste may actually help the city reach energy independence. Bingham is the founder of "The Green Machine," an environmental initiative to increase renewable energy in Las Vegas by converting organic waste into power and water.