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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 […]

The Trading of Carbon wrt Landfills

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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Waste Removal Companies Listed and Discussed

You don’t often see a company describing themselves as waste removal companies (removers) and yet in effect there are a wide range of operators that provide waste removal services, so we decided to write about them. Who are the waste removers? Any company which offers a service to remove waste from multiple locations can be […]

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How Many Landfills are There?

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 […]

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Reducing Carbon Emissions from Landfill and Carbon Credit Trading

Reducing Carbon Emissions from Landfill is important to reduce the impact of waste disposal on climate change, the  Carbon Credit Trading scheme has been introduced to help the poorer countries fund this change. It is all about methane. Methane, the second most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, is emitted in large quantities from modern […]

Waste Technologies Revolution

Unfashionable Talk About Landfills

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 […]