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why every landfill liner leaks

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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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 […]

Lofty ideals of EU Landfill Directive

The Landfill Directive Fact File

THE EUROPEAN Directive 1999/31/ EC on the Landfill of Waste (Landfill Directive) was incorporated into English law by the Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002, with amendments issued in 2004 and 2005. The overall objective is to: “… prevent or reduce as far as possible the negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution […]

Top 20 UK Water Contractors in 2012-13

Top 20 UK Water Contractors in 2012-13

The following is a list of the top 20 UK Water Contractors for 2013, taken from the 2012 NCE Contractors File, which was produced from a questionnaire which was completed by UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 Balfour Beatty 2 Costain […]

Top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012-13

Top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012-13

The following is a list of the top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors for 2013, taken from the 2012 NCE Contractors File, which was produced from a questionnaire which was completed by UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 Balfour Beatty […]

how many landfills are there

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 […]