06 Jan '12, 7pm

Mexico City to close huge landfill that's responsible for 25% of its greenhouse gas emissions:

Mexico City to close huge landfill that's responsible for 25% of its greenhouse gas emissions:

Photo: United Nations Garbage. It's wonderful stuff. You can do so much with it! Harvest gas from it to fuel your airplanes , build a boat out of it and sail around the world , or make a giant junk mosaic . Heck, if you're plucky enough, you can feed a family on the stuff. If it gets too stinky, blast it with giant deodorant guns ! "Waste management" kept groceries in Tony Soprano's fridge, no? But you know what they say about too much of a good thing. When the garbage piles up, it can be bad news. Remember the Chicago couple who were buried alive under their own refuse ? That was a bad day. Tons of our discarded plastic ends up floating around the ocean , and the impact of all that refuse falls disproportionately on poor people . So it was welcome news yesterday when Mexico City announced it had closed the Bordo Poniente Landfill, one of the world's largest, where some 70...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2012-01-06-mexico-citys-move-...

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