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Study: U.S. Urban Biomass Has $786 Million Potential in a Circular System

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Urban forests – street trees, municipal parks – in the United States are estimated to span 51.5 million hectares of land and hold 800 million metric tons of carbon.

In a new study published in One Earth and funded by Yale University and the US National Science Foundation, scientists examined the economic benefits of creating circular systems for urban biomass.

“Substantial urban tree waste is generated and underutilized in the U.S ,” the study authors stated. “Circular utilization of urban tree wastes has been explored in the literature, but the life-cycle environmental implications of varied utilization pathways have not been fully understood.”

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