Landfills

The Costs of Sending Waste to Landfill

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There are many costs of sending waste to landfill, from environmental to social to financial and whilst landfill sites are a much better solution than rubbish being dumped by the roadside or in open water, as happens in many countries, there are still better ways to use or recycle rubbish and avoid the costs of sending it to landfill. As …

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Waste landfilled dropped below 30m tonnes in 2012

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The amount of waste sent to landfill in Great Britain dropped to under 30 million tonnes for the first time in 2012, according to an annual report by BDS Marketing Research. And, the report found that 20 landfill sites closed that year, bringing the total number that have closed since 2008 to 150. BDS found that FCC Environment was the …

Closing the Circle: Enhanced Landfill Mining

Waste-to-Energy

Landfill mining has been touted as a way to recover valuable materials discarded over the years. So how does Enhanced Landfill mining differ? The Flanders-based Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium addresses the difference with a case study outlining the REMO landfill site in Belgium and potential energy recovery.

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Five Percent of Residual Waste Could Power 700,000 U.S. Homes

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Five Percent of Residual Waste Could Power 700,000 U.S. Homes (Waste-to-Energy) If 5% of residual waste from recycling facilities were diverted to energy recovery, it would generate enough power for around 700,000 American homes annually, according to a new study carried out by the University of Texas at Austin.The study found that while single-stream recycling has helped divert millions of …