MAP Youth Tour Modern Landfill

February 17th, MAP toured Modern Corp's landfill
By Serge Muharareni

Landfills have pros and cons just like everything else. Landfills are places where trash and garbage are disposed. Many people have concerns about the effects of landfills. MAP is taking a trip to Modern Corporation’s landfill and H2Gro Greenhouses to see how they operate.

As you know a landfill is a place where trash is disposed. Landfills are used for waste management. Landfills are also used for recycling. Some landfills are called sanitary landfills and are isolated from the environment to prevent any dangerous emissions.

Landfills raise many concerns. People worry that they are not safe and can affect human health. People are afraid that the gas emissions from landfills will lead to air pollution. Ground water pollution is another thing that scares them. Everyone wants a healthy neighborhood and that is why some people are concerned about landfills.

MAP is going on a field trip to Modern Corporation’s landfill and H2Gro Greenhouses on February 17th. The trip will help MAP youth understand what goes on in the landfill.  We will talk about how the methane (gas that escapes from the landfill) is trapped through pipes.  The methane is very beneficial in terms that it is useful in greenhouses; inside, methane is converted into electricity.

Modern's H2Gro Greenhouse is heated by electricity generated by methane gas.

As I have mentioned earlier, landfills are not only bad but also beneficial.  MAP is planning a field trip to Modern Corporation to see how it operates.  The trip will allow us to understand the possible positive and negative effects of landfills on the environment.

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