The question “How Many Landfills are There?” is one which has often been addressed to “The Landfill Site”. Please tell us if you know better, but as far as we know, nobody is keeping a record of how many landfills exist currently which are open and operating in the world, let alone keeping a list […]
An Introduction to the Landfill Site Technical Website
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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Children (and Adults!) Benefit From Visits to Landfill Site Environmental Resource Centres Landfills traditionally have a reputation as unpleasant places, but many modern landfills are throwing off that image and building Landfill Site Environmental Resource Centres, for school and pre-school children to learn about sustainable principles of waste management. Both teachers and children that have have dropped […]
Methane, 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). For this reason educing carbon emissions from landfill is important in any effort to minimize the effcts of climate change. Under the the Kyoto Protocol first agreed in 1997, […]
A so called, “One Stop Shop” for the environmental regulation of sites operated by the waste management industry in the UK, was introduced in 2008 in the UK for Environmental Permits by Defra UK, and similar simplification measures were adopted in Wales and Scotland. Until this act of reguatory simplification, waste facility operators may have […]
You might assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. However, the waste that construction site workers create on site can be considerably reduced if re-use, and recycling expertise is used to re-use or recycle it. What’s more, by careful segregation to avoid the presence of “other materials” within a waste type, the value […]
There has been a view in the construction industry that crushing concrete is really only for the large scale stationary crushers. But, never has that been further from the truth than now. Crushing concrete on site with a mini crusher is very viable and makes strong financial sense. Mini crushers can get into the smallest […]
It the developed nations it seems to be unfashionable to talk and write about landfills. The world has moved on and wants to talk about all those new technological developments which can turn waste into chic recycled goods, into energy to power our cars, fertilizer to grow food, and more. With the UK in step […]