So, you ask; “What is a Landfill?” Stay and read-on here and we will tell you! A landfill is an engineered pit, in which layers of solid waste are filled, compacted and covered for final disposal. According to UNEP (2002), a basic landfill is a pit with a protected bottom (to prevent contamination of groundwater) […]
An Introduction to the Landfill Site Technical Website
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Welcome to the IPPTS Landfill Site Website
Our topics span from landfill engineering, to landfill alternatives, plus recycling, and the push for the end to landfills. All this, as society reaches-out for the ultimate achievement of "zero waste".
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So, you want to know, What is a Landfill Site? In this long curated article we have pulled together and combined a wide range of excerpts from mostly UK and US sources. We hope the information included will satisfy the needs of both casual readers, and professionals seeking a ready point of reference for this […]
The “disadvantages of burning waste“, is always a topic of great interest to those who live near proposed new incinerators. Now it is believed, more will be built. At last in the UK, the government has realised that additional waste treatment facilities are essential for the UK (in or out of the EU) if targets […]
A fuller title for this article would be; UK Circular Economy – Meets Defra Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey’s Opposition after Government Audit Office report shows a lack of rigour in the existing implementation of the EU’s policy for meeting circular economy (recycling) targets. We could have used that, but we can imagine that only the […]
The question is whether there is a UK Waste Treatment Capacity Crisis looming, or not? If you have watched our teaser video on YouTube on this subject, you will no doubt be confused about the conflicting views. You are not alone! The claims and counter claims which surround this subject ARE very confusing. The reason […]
Ocean litter is a massive problem, with plastic items being the largest offenders. In this article we look at the plastic trash menace and the paradox of plastic use, and support a proposal by one member of the UK’s waste management community (CIWM), that single use plastic containers must be curtailed or stopped, in our video. […]
Recent events at Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling UK, are very welcome to waste management industry opinion-formers. It is also a big vote for the further development of the circular economy. Governments can talk about issues which concern us, they can pass legislation, and the population can want a thing to happen, but nothing will change and […]
Poor performing EU member states are failing to meet waste diversion targets, a new EU Report explains. Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Turkey are still sending more than three quarters of their municipal waste to landfill. The EU will also, soon take Slovakia to court for violating landfill rules, and failing to achieve sufficient waste diversion away from […]
Many old landfill sites are going solar so we thought we would create a list of 10 recent examples of landfill sites going solar, which have in the News, over the past 6 months. They are being made into what we call “Solar Landfills”, and its great news for the environment because solar energy is […]
Is there a landfill health risk to those who live near them? Landfills have been seen as safe for a long while. That landfills do not affect the health of those that live near them, has been assumed since the 1990s. That was when a UK government study looked for any link between the national […]
The following bodies and body parts have been dumped in landfills in the last 10 years. Unfortunately, sad things happen, and then he remains have to be disposed of in the best way possible in the circumstances. Sometimes, animals die and are not suitable for using for food production, or rendering down for other uses. Also, when […]
In this article we make the prediction that all UK Landfills will close within 5 Years. The current trend in waste reduction/ diversion from landfill shows that the nation will achieve Zero Waste to Landfill and quite soon as well. That momentous occasion will take place in 5 to 6 years time, according to the figures […]
Ensuring The Safe Use/Disposal of Recycled Concrete When Painted With Lead Based Paint On this page we provide the Wikipedia cited content from an article titled, “Recycling Revisited” which was showing as a broken link in Wickipedia (En), and an update on current guidelines. The original article was by Charles Rathmann,ﾠand dated August 4, 2005,ﾠin the Western […]
US Report Titled – Poison PCs and Toxic TVs (Also Highly Relevant to Mobile Phone Recycling) Poison PCs and Toxic TVs, was a broken citation link in Wikipedia (Ref: 2 at the following url, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_recycling, but we found that it is available on the “WayBack Machine”, by following this link.: https://web.archive.org/web/20100707004243/http://www.svtc.org/site/DocServer/ppcttv2004.pdf?docID=301ﾠ The following is an extract […]
A “Natural” For Aggregates Producers Staff: Western Builder, 12/2/2004 Recycling concrete and asphalt rubble and the results of demolition can be a really profitable addition to an aggregates quarrying organisation’s competitive arsenal, as numerous operators in this industry have discovered in recent years. In fact, a road-portable recycling system could make back its original investment […]