Get Sustane in your Community
Cleaner, greener, healthier communities start with Sustane.
A Sustane facility can recapture, repurpose and upcycle 90% of the solid waste that would ordinarily end up in a municipal landfill. Not only does this mean far longer landfill life and thus fewer landfills, it also means less toxins in the environment.
Landfills — what’s bad about them?
Landfills today are significantly bigger than they were just a few decades ago. Municipal solid waste is often packed tightly into blocks before being stacked into a landfill, and covered with many layers — including a landscaped layer of soil and grass with small chimneys to help landfill gasses escape. A full landfill can look just like a grassy hill, which doesn’t sound very threatening, but the garbage underneath will last for generations.
A toxic mess
Landfills produce significant amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, along with leachate, a toxic liquid that leaks out of all that compressed trash. Many safeguards are in place to keep toxic liquid from escaping a full landfill, but over time, these safeguards can break down or deteriorate.
A health hazard
Living near an unsightly landfill isn’t just unpleasant — it can be a risk for your health. Even living within a few kilometres of a waste site is known to cause respiratory illnesses, and having a landfill near your home has also been linked to an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer.
A lasting problem
We don’t give the garbage we put on the curb much of a second thought — but even though it may be out of sight and out of mind, it’s not going anywhere. Different materials can take varying lengths of time to decompose, but glass, plastics and some metals can last for many hundreds if not thousands of years in a landfill.
Having a Sustane facility in your community all but eliminates local landfills, helping your municipality preserve the environment and turn potentially toxic waste into new and useful raw materials.
Want Sustane in your community?
Contact your municipal representative today to tell them about Sustane. Select your province below to find a municipal directory.