Landfill methane capture

Landfill methane capture

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Credit: ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An old rubbish tip on Walney Island in Cumbria where the methane escaping from the decomposing rubbish is being captured and burnt to prevent this highly potent greenhouse gas from escaping into the atmosphere. Methane is over 20 times more effective as a greenhouse gas than C02.

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Keywords: capture, climate change, cumbria, garbage, global warming, greenhouse gas, landfill, methane, rubbish, rubbish dump, rubbish tip, tip, uk, united kingdom, walney island

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