Ever wonder where your trash goes after it’s picked up at your front door? More than likely, it is taken to landfills, where it is packed down and stored underground. Hopefully, the majority of the trash will decompose, but there are some materials that will be buried in the landfills forever. Here’s how you can make trash disposal safer in your area.
Based on a recent report from the Local Government Association in the United Kingdom, Britain as a whole will exhaust landfill space by 2018 unless much more effort is put into increasing recycling rates. Official statistics reveal that the UK is top of the European league when it comes to the volume of garbage that households send to land fill every year.
Waste disposal is both necessary and harmful and is one of the most expensive global problems. Today, waste is either land filled or incinerated, but land filling waste cause extreme problems for the environment and health. Like so many other things, landfills have a role in finding alternative forms of energy.