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The Woodlands Food Waste Carbon Footprint


The total estimate of the social cost of carbon is over $50 per ton in today’s dollars. Whole this is the most robust and The total estimate of the social cost of #carbon is over $50 per ton in today’s dollars. While this is the most robust and credible figure available, it does not yet include all of the widely recognized and accepted scientific and economic impacts of #climatechange. For that reason, many experts agree this is far lower than the true cost of #carbonpollution (edf.org, 2019).

According to a 2015 there were 48,187 tons of #waste materials collected. Approximately 25%(24,093,500 lbs.) of that is #foodwaste which equates to:

• 22,260,226 pounds of #CO2

Equivalent to:

• 9,637.4 Average American cars driven in 1 year

• 3,517.12 tons of waste #recycled instead of #landfilled

• 26,502,850 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle

Equivalent to CO2 #Emissions from:

• 1,135,272 gallons of #gasoline consumed in 1 year

• 1,090.75 homes’ #energy use for 1 year

• 333,903 incandescent lamps switched to LEDs

• 1,708 homes’ #electricity use for 1 year

• 1,286,693,283 number of smartphones charged.

#GreenhouseGas Emissions Avoided by:

• 490 #Garbage trucks of waste recycled instead of landfilled

• 429,290 #trash bags recycled

Carbon Sequestered by:

• 166,826 #tree seedlings grown for 10 years

• 13,176 acres of US forests in 1 year

• 68.3 acres of US forests preserved from conversion to cropland in one year

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