Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Waste Management. Chuck White Director of Regulatory Affairs -- WM West Western Regional Air Partnership Denver, Colorado – July 18, 2006. ?. What is:. $12.5 Billion, 48 states, 55,000 employees Decentralized organizational structure
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Chuck WhiteDirector of Regulatory Affairs -- WM West
Western Regional Air PartnershipDenver, Colorado – July 18, 2006
Waste Management = RenewableEnergy
. . . And to “Do the Right Thing” – Of Course!
SinkSolid Waste Management GHG Sources and Sinks
Aerobic Oxidation in LF Cover
InorganicLandfill Carbon Flows
Recycling Energy Savings Translates into Indirect GHG Reductions !!*
*But who gets the credit?
1.6 Billion Gallons of Oil
100 Million Gallons
19.3 Billion Kw-Hrs of ElectricityWaste Management/Recycle America – 2005 Recycling Benefits
Avoided 3.4 Million
(MTCE) of GHG
In 2005, we recycled 4.1 million
tons of cardboard and paper;
967,000 tons of glass;
229,000 tons of plastics;
57,000 tons of steel cans;
and 30,000 tons of aluminum.
18.5 Million Cubic Yards Of Landfill Airspace
29 Billion Gallons
1974 Technology Path
52 MMTCE Avoided
Actual Technology Path
Climate Neutral !!What is WM Doing About GHGs Now?
It’s going to be another busy and interesting