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Sad and Shocking Bodies Dumped in Landfills in the Last 10 Years

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 […]

All UK Landfills to Close within 5 Years? Zero Waste UK

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 […]

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Recycling Revisited – Contamination Risk from Lead Based Paint On Concrete

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 […]

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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 [box type=”info”]Vistors from Wikipedia should […]

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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 Shallow and Deep Seated

Landfill fires occur fairly commonly 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 […]

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When Does a Landfill Stop Being a Landfill – Final Storage Quality

When Does an Old Landfill Cease to be a Landfill? In other words, when can an old landfill be left as it is, not monitored and used for any purpose it’s owner wants to use it for, because it no longer contains anything which harm the environment? [box size=”large” style=”rounded” border=”full”]There is an easy and […]

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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 […]