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Welcome to the IPPTS Landfill Site Website

Waste Technologies RevolutionOur 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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Poisonous TVs and Poison PCs and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

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 […]

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Concrete Recycling

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 […]

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Why Recycle My Mobile Device? Smartphone Tablet etc

When people ask “why recycle my mobile device”, we reply that it is important that you do recycle all mobile phones, cell phones, tablets etc. That is because recovering the gold, silver, palladium and copper found in 50 million cell phones would reduce the demand for mining fresh metals by nearly 14 tons annually, according […]

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Why Every Landfill Liner Leaks But Not All Leakage Matters

Landfill liner leaks are endemic. A small amount escapes from composite landfill lining systems which include both 1 metre thick a clay layer, and a clay liner loses water/ leachate according to its permeability and the head of pressure of leachate over it. That is despite applying stringent design and operational requirements for landfills, landfills continue […]

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Landfill Environmental Problems – Emissions

MSW Landfills are very unpopular due to the many environmental problems which have been attributed to landfills. In Europe there is massive investment underway to substantially reduce reliance on landfills. In many areas worldwide landfill space is running out, due to public hostility arising from public perception of landfills and environmental problems, and a crisis […]

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Landfill Fires Intentional and Unintended

Landfill fires have occurred within landfills throughout the world, and to this day much burning of waste on landfills takes place in many developing nations. We classify landfill fires into two types; intentional and unintentional. Intentional Landfill Burning Burning of municipal waste in the open is not recommended under any circumstances, although in some rural […]

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The History of Landfill Lining Design [Infographic]

The Evolution of Landfill Lining Design in the UK from Dilute and Disperse to Full Containment The image above is one that we published back in 2004, and is one of the most important progressions in the history of landfill in the UK. It was a webpage in itself and rendered in efficient html code as […]

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Zero Waste and UK Recycling Progress

Landfills vary immensely, but even the most recently developed are not considered to provide a sustainable way of getting rid of rubbish.  They can cause pollution, and certainly hold the potential to do so. Very few of us want to live near to them, and the methane gas produced by them is a major contributor […]

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Co-mingled Waste Collection Mixed Waste and Kerbside Sorting Explained

Local authorities worldwide are striving to improve their recycling rates, including by co-mingled waste collection. The rates of recycling and waste diversion away from landfill being achieved, have been shown to be much improved by the choice of collection system, and the variety of boxes and bins provided for disposal of the municipal waste generated […]

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Landfill Sites and the DSEA Regulations (DSEAR – UK)

Here is an explanation of the requirements of the DSEA Regulations and what they mean for landfill site owners and operators. All landfill owners (and by delegation their operators) fall under this regulation, and must act in order to comply with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) which have been in force since July 2006. DSEAR – […]

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What are the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

Confined Spaces Definitions (United Kingdom H&S Regulations) There are two commonly used definitions:- The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 (2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires – “confined space” means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its […]

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What is Land Pollution?

We have been asked “What is Land Pollution”, quite a few times recently so we wrote this article. Land pollution (pollution of land) is a serious issue in many locations around the world, it is caused in a variety of ways, and varies greatly in its severity. When it is caused by industrial activities it […]

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Carbon Credit Trading and Landfills

It’s Methane that makes Landfill and Carbon Credit Trading so interconnected. Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, is emitted in large quantities from modern engineered landfills unless it is collected and flared (burnt). Kyoto obligations mean that UK landfill emissions need to fall by 20 percent from 1990 levels, and […]

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Landfill Gas Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect

It is thought that even with the best landfill gas extraction systems installed about half of the total methane produced by any landfill site escapes without being burnt, either in a flare, or in a generator to supply energy. That means that landfill gas climate change is significant. The escape of the methane into the […]

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What is Waste Pretreatment?

Waste pretreatment methods and related developments feature prominently on this website. Watch this to find out what we mean by "waste pretreatment", and why it is important. What is Waste Pretreatment?

What are Waste Technologies?

Watch this is you need to know what we mean by "waste technologies". What are Waste Technologies?

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