Located in Brazil, this project reduces 12,600 tons of carbon dioxide each year, or 126,000 tons over the 10-year life of the project, by recycling swine waste and converting it into compost. In doing so, the project protects the local water supply and the environment from potential contamination from waste run-off. It also creates a system to provide local communities with low cost and low carbon footprint compost that can be used as fertilizer in local farms. Previous methods of waste disposal produce significant amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than CO2, in the first 20 years after its release. Changing to a composting system will help eliminate this excess production of methane and the harmful effects it has on the environment.
Metric tons of carbon reduced each year
Protects local water systems from pollution
- Reduces the amount of methane produced from traditional waste management.
- Creates a cheap and highly valuable supply of organic compost for local farmers.
- Generates new local jobs and enhances the employability of local workers both directly and indirectly.
- Brings technology and training to a rural community, local farmers are able to learn new methods of waste management and how to implement them.
- Prevents unpleasant odors in the community by reducing the amount of methane that is emitted, which tends to have an unpleasant smell.
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