organic waste facts
• Organic waste at Western is sent to Harvest Power, a unique facility in London that uses organics to generate carbon neutral electricity.
• Western currently collects 218 tonnes of organic waste per year, generating 15 kWh of energy.
• If organic waste is sent to landfills it will release Methane gas, a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times greater than Carbon Dioxide.
• Due to improper disposal of organic waste, Canadian landfills account for 20% of national Methane emissions