The Landfill (of the Future)

Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit (the genius behind Helvetica, Objectified, and now Urbanized, a group of the most powerful contemporary documentaries) have together made this short film about a forward thinking landfill facility in upstate New York. Looking at waste as a potential resource as opposed to something we cast aside is the only way to change our perception and approach to handling it. Instead of just making our garbage disappear this landfill is actually putting power back into the grid through a great new technology, which converts organic material into gas and them burns that gas to create electricity(powering about several hundred local homes). Going forward we as a planet need to vote innovative solutions like this into law!

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