Johannesburg, South Africa has taken an innovative approach to waste management. In 2007 they began generating energy by harvesting and recycling greenhouse gases that rise from landfills. This method simultaneously cleans up the environment, and generates energy that is fed into the municipal grid.
Allowing the city to off-set the coal derived electricity is just one example of how Johannesburg is taking a holistic approach to green spaces, tree planting, and responsible irrigation while creating solutions and solving eco-problems. Learn about teaching English in Johannesburg the largest city in South Africa, where trash ends up helping, not hurting the environment.