26 Aug '16, 1pm

These maps show how much of the U.S. is covered in landfills:

One map shows which states produce the most landfill gas—methane created when organic waste such as food starts breaking down. Because methane is 23 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, landfills are a serious global warming problem. The map, based on EPA data, may underestimate the problem. A Yale study in 2015 suggested that Americans are throwing out twice as much as the EPA estimates.

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/these-maps-show-how-...

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