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Region: North America
Project type: Resource recovery
This award-winning project has created almost 420 acres of new wetlands, established an environmental education centre and generates electricity from the landfill gas (LFG) to power 18,000 homes. The electricity is generated by capturing methane from LFG emitted by the 178 acre expansion to the Seneca Meadows landfill site - New York’s largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The project demonstrates that it is possible to make significant reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of landfill projects, while showcasing how carbon finance can be used to extend environmental stewardship.
In addition to delivering approximately 175,000 tonnes of emissions reductions annually to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include:
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The project has won various awards including the 2012 Gold Excellence Award for Landfill Management by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Audubon New York’s Donald G. Colvin Conservation Award.