Sustainability - Logistics
We'll be away for a while.
Our CO2 compensation projects.
UPS® carbon neutral + projects for disposing of methane and landfill gases
Columbia, La Pradera: Around 2,100 tonnes of rubbish arrive at the landfill site every day. The decomposition of the organic material results in large quantities of methane being released. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is around 21 times more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide (CO ).
Environmentally friendly gas management prevents the methane being released into the atmosphere and
contributes to protecting the climate.
China, Dalian: The methane arising at this landfill site is also converted into clean energy and fed into the local power supply. This has two important benefits: In addition to the advantages for the environment, the project also improves the quality of life for the local population. Thanks to the way in which the landfill site has been sealed, the communities in the surrounding area are no longer threatened by air pollution and explosions. This sustainable development also creates employment in the region as well as further reducing the use of fossil fuels for power generation. This is the first project for generating energy from landfill in
UPS® carbon neutral + various projects
Turkey, Ankara: Gas-powered engines especially installed to generate electricity produce power of 16.8
MW. Around 140,000 MWh are then fed into the Turkish power network.
USA, California: The Garcia River Forest project protects trees, plants and animals thanks to sustainable forest management and also improves water quality. The certified CO emissions compensation project also helps to protect jobs in forestry in the Redwood region of California. The safeguarding of the forest area and restoring of a natural habitat also means saving 77,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.
Thailand, Cholburi: The cassava root is planted in large quantities to create tapioca starch for the food and toothpaste industry. Processing these plants consumes a great deal of water and also results in a corresponding amount of wastewater containing a high level of organic materials. The project uses this wastewater to produce biogas. Methane emissions are collected from industrial wastewater and can then be used as a source of energy. This means that the use of fossil fuels can be avoided and air pollution resulting from the decomposition of organic material has been considerably reduced.