With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year. This Halloween, think of turning this seasonal waste into energy as a very important “trick” that can have a positive environmental and energy impact.
At landfills, MSW decomposes and eventually turns into methane—a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2).
It’s not that I object to refining waste into biofuel; I just hate the constant, taxpayer funded propaganda for the Cult of Global Warming. For example, the Department Against Energy also wants you to dress up your kids as Solar Panels for Halloween.