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Waste & Recycling January 22, 2021 02:00:20 AM

SWACO to Drastically Reduce Carbon Footprint by 2032

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The plan addresses landfill gases, SWACO’s fleet of vehicles and equipment, and energy and waste-management practices at the organization’s headquarters and other facilities.

SWACO to Drastically Reduce Carbon Footprint by 2032

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): In recognition that climate plays a critical role in our community’s quality of life, economic well-being and long-term sustainability, SWACO has committed to reducing its carbon footprint and, ultimately, its impact on climate change. In its recently released Carbon Emissions Management Plan, SWACO lays out a comprehensive strategy to reduce carbon emissions 64% within its operational and financial control by 2032. The plan addresses landfill gases, SWACO’s fleet of vehicles and equipment, and energy and waste-management practices at the organization’s headquarters and other facilities.

The Plan also highlights innovative public-private partnerships SWACO has created to further reduce landfill gases and help partner organizations reduce their overall emissions through a reduction in their reliance on the landfill by reducing waste, and increasing reuse, recycling and composting programs.

Coupled together, the Plan activities will help SWACO reach its goal and are in alignment with the international Paris Accord to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C (2.7°F). “SWACO’s stated vision is a community that is both environmentally safe and resourceful,” said Ty Marsh, Executive Director of SWACO. “We want to walk the walk when it comes to protecting our environment, so our plan identifies measures for reducing the carbon footprint of our facilities.”


Courtesy: www.wasteadvantagemag.com

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