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Learn About How Garbage Can Hurt You & Charlotte’s Environment

11/23/2016 at 7:00 | Posted by Willy J. // Staff Writer
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We’ve begun our Food Too Good To Waste Challenge on Power 98 and V 101.9, and Nolimit, Jessica, and J.D. are off to a great start with their neighborhoods!

So let’s learn some facts about garbage so you can be aware that your waste eventually hurts the environment and even your own health!

-There’s a direct link between your personal health and the environment

-The top five chronic diseases that cause death for minorities in Mecklenburg County are cancer, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and diabetes…which can be connected to poor air and soil quality.

-Garbage decomposes in the landfill and emits methane gas

-Garbage is a major contributor to poor air and soil quality and global warming

-The EPA estimates landfills are the third largest cause of methane gas emissions.

-Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is 35 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere, which is the cause of climate change, this gas comes from landfills.

So how can you limit your role in producing methane gas in the environment? Let us know in the Comment Section below!

This blog is sponsored by Healthy Communities!

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