Buying for the landfill

Green (Living) Review

However, nothing is going to change unless either the political model changes and capitalism is tossed on the landfill itself, the landfill of history, or consumers vote with their feet and wallets. capitalism green living landfills planned obsolescence recycling wasteby Michael Smith (Veshengro) With a great number of products the wear out is pre-programed. This deliberate limited lifespan is called “planned obsolescence”.

How Sanitary Landfills Work

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How Sanitary Landfills Work

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More than half of the garbage generated in the United … The post How Sanitary Landfills Work appeared first on Earth911.com. Read the original post: How Sanitary Landfills Work. Eco appeared-first business & policy earth911-com- first-on-earth911 how-landfills-work sanitary sanitary-landfills the-garbage united

Mine Landfills, Not Asteroids!

Green Prophet

” Mine the landfills instead. Instead of re-using the materials that we have on earth, so much of which languishes in landfills in the form of e-waste, instead of cleaning up our own mess, like children, we’re pretending it’s not there. Business & Politics asteroids consumer culture earth Google landfills mining Planetary Resources pollution resource extraction

The true cost of landfill rubbish sites

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We might as well be burying sacks of cash: The true cost of landfill rubbish sites It's not just dumping rubbish in a hole in the ground, you know. The act of sending rubbish to landfill sites is far more expensive and damaging as most people think, because it isn't all about burying waste in a hole in the ground and forgetting about it. The uncomfortable fact is that even dormant landfill sites need monitoring years after they close.

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Landfills nearly at capacity

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the ONS (Office of National Statistics) we have less than 7 years landfill capacity left in the UK. It is, predominately, packaging what fills up the landfill sites in this country and elsewhere and it is packaging that we must reduce. Time we began starving the landfill in a rather serious way. landfills Office of National Statistics waste management waste waste reduction

Feed people, not landfills

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that around 35 million tons of food waste was generated in 2010, of which 97% was thrown away in landfills or incinerators. Through its new campaign "Feed People, Not Landfills," the EPA is looking to connect people and businesses who have excess food with hungry families in need – helping communities, saving money and reducing food waste.

Holidaymakers encouraged to save their lilos from landfill by turning them into designer bags

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Holidaymakers can see their unwanted lilos transformed into designer bags and pouches thanks to a holiday company that’s pledging to reduce the number of inflatables sent to landfill. When a holidaymaker leaves a lilo behind, hotels have little choice but to store them or send them to the local landfill. "We

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UK landfill sites to become solar farms

Green (Living) Review

A couple of key players in the UK''s waste and renewable energy sectors have agreed a deal to transform large landfill sites into solar power farms, generating energy for the National Grid. National recycling and waste management firm SITA UK has partnered with Somerset-based British Solar Renewables to make best use of capped landfill sites that are no longer accepting waste material.

Lebanon’s largest landfill gets blocked by protestors

Green Prophet

” The country’s largest landfill, the Naameh Landfill, receives the daily garbage and trash pick-ups from the capital Beirut and surrounding towns. A report in Beirut’s Daily Star said that large numbers of protestors, led by Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt literally blocked the roads leading to the Naameh Landfill to prevent garbage trucks from accessing it. Cities garbage landfills Lebanon Sidon

Massive landfill dump transforming into central park

Green Prophet

When people from far and wide think that the Middle East is a backwards, backwater place, look at marvels like this: a massive landfill site now being transformed into a 2,000 acre park that will contain bike trails, energy reclamation, and soil rehabilitation. Israel’s Hiriya Park , also known lovingly and totally sarcastically in some circles as shi*t mountain, is the one thing you’ll notice driving from the airport to Tel Aviv.

Lebanon’s “Wasted” Opportunity in Landfill Management

Green Prophet

Business & Politics Beirut Energy landfill Lebanon oilGarbage dumps roll into the sea? Rola suggests ways for energy intensive Lebanon to help ease its waste and energy problems. As Lebanon enters another waste crisis in the cities of Sidon and Tyre , with reportedly thousands of tons of waste piled up on the streets, the country finds itself once again looking for an urgent solution for its overfilled land capacity.

Landfill: Where Dubai’s Building Rubble Piles Up

Green Prophet

This is a landfill for building rubble. Lifestyle & Culture eco photography environmental art landfill construction in Dubai Richard Allenby Pratt Waste Management My last photo blog on Green Prophet featured one of the many sites in the Hajar Mountains from which construction aggregate is extracted. This time I’m showing a different kind of mountain on the outskirts of Dubai.

Landfill Harmonic

The Green Changemakers

link] Source: [link] Landfill Harmonic Alejandra Nash & Juliana Penaranda-Loftus To demonstrate that creative and simple solutions can bring powerful social transformation to the poorest communities. Creative Visions Foundation (CVF) provided Landfill Harmonic with production and outreach services from project inception including pro-bono legal, public relations, and strategic partnerships.

UK ROADMAP TO ACHIEVE ZERO FOOD WASTE TO LANDFILL LAUNCHED

Green (Living) Review

A major report which sets out to stop billions of pounds worth of food being consigned to landfill has been launched in London on November 11, 2013. The report, entitled ‘Vision 2020: UK Roadmap to Zero Food Waste to Landfill’ is the culmination of more than two years’ work and sets the framework to achieve a food waste-free future by 2020.

Move over, landfills — food scraps give Massachusetts biogas

Green (Living) Review

Come Oct 1, any institution producing more than a ton of leftovers a week — think grocery stores, hotels, universities, nursing homes, and the like — won’t be able to send their discarded food to the landfill anymore. The state of Massachusetts is cracking down on food waste in a big way.

Throwaway Passover Dishes to Fill Landfills

Green Prophet

Well, you guessed it; most of them get thrown into landfills, just like the million dollar mattress did a couple of years back. The One Time Use Store is great; but what happens to all the throwaway dishes after Passover?

Heirloom Design provides furniture that may never see a landfill

AGreenLiving

Here is the original post: Heirloom Design provides furniture that may never see a landfill. Modern commercial buildings stand as examples of architecture, energy consumption and interior design. They also have a significant environmental impact. From a sustainability standpoint, industry professionals estimate existing buildings and their contents constitute up to 40% of the human carbon footprint.

Stop needlessly sending waste to landfill

Green (Living) Review

Too many everyday waste materials such as metal cans, wood, paper, and food end up in landfill when there is a market for them and an environmental argument for re-using and recycling them. At Bywaters he set out the economic benefits of reducing waste to landfill. During this launch of plans the minister said: “This consultation shows that we are serious about tackling the huge mountain of waste that needlessly ends up in landfill.

Recycling and Proper Disposal Keeps Mattresses Out of Landfills

Living Green Technology

Thirty million mattresses pile up in landfills each year, where they are difficult to compact, clog equipment, and take up a lot of space. Go Green and Buy a Better Mattress Buying smart can keep beds out of landfills or at least fill them with biodegradable mattresses that decompose. The combination of smart disposal and informed purchases can help cut down on waste and keep mattresses out of landfills. Reducing waste takes many forms.

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Earth911 Podcast, November 4, 2019: How Dumps, Landfills, and Incinerators Work

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? The Earth911 team sits down to talk about how … The post Earth911 Podcast, November 4, 2019: How Dumps, Landfills, and Incinerators Work appeared first on Earth911.com. Read the original here: Earth911 Podcast, November 4, 2019: How Dumps, Landfills, and Incinerators Work. Eco appeared-first business & policy dumps earth911 earth911-com- earth911-podcast first-on-earth911 home how- incinerators landfills november talk-about team-sits

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Over-supply means 70 tonnes of strawberries went straight to landfill in Fife

Green (Living) Review

The issue was spotlighted in Fife this week when it emerged 70 tonnes of strawberries were dumped at Fife Council’s Lower Melville Wood landfill site near Ladybank. They had to be sent straight to landfill. Seventy tonnes of locally-grown berries had to be sent to waste because a mild summer has led to an over-supply. Hundreds of thousands of pounds could be lost to the multi-million-pound fruit industry.

Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before Their Time?

Green (Living) Review

Here's a scenario lots of us can relate to: tossing a bag of lettuce because it sat too long in the back of the fridge. It doesn't take a long time for greens to turn to slime. Bag by bag, this waste adds up. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the typical American family throws out about $1,600 worth of food each year. And what we consumers toss out is just the last step in a long chain of waste. Food is lost on farms, during processing and trucking.

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The World without Landfills

The Green Changemakers

Though their experiences are different, they share a common cause: organizing to reduce the amount of trash—everything from cans and bottles to cell phones and apple cores—that ends up buried in landfills or burned in incinerators. Zero waste systems are designed with the goal of eliminating the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators. Zero waste systems are designed with the goal of eliminating the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators.

Plumbs Urge UK to Help Reduce Landfill Waste

Green (Living) Review

The European Commission reported on April 16, 2011 that despite the UK’s best efforts to reduce landfill waste, we are still lagging behind our European Counterparts. The European Commission reported that despite the UK’s best efforts to reduce landfill waste, we are still lagging behind our European Counterparts. The recent report reveals how the UK sent 48% of waste to landfill in 2010, a far cry behind neighbouring countries such as Germany and Belgium, who sent less than 3%.

POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING SAVES LANDFILL SPACE IN FLORIDA

Green (Living) Review

For most of America, they get tossed into the garbage and hauled to the landfill. they take up valuable space in landfills, and take years to decompose. In Florida, an Innovative Waste and Reduction Grant between the State and RecycleTech Corporation is attempting to stop the flow of Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam®) into landfills. Since the first unit was placed in June of 2008, over 1,607,400 cubic feet of landfill space has been saved.

Why Are Billions of Dollars in Precious Metals Wasting Away in Landfills Around the World?

Green (Living) Review

Mining for precious metals like gold, silver, and copper is extremely costly. Not only does it require a huge amount of energy and have a devastating impact on the environment, it also puts human life at risk. Still, these metals are what enable our precious smartphones and tablets to work so efficiently, so we have to get them from somewhere. But what if that somewhere was old gadgets we no longer want instead of deep within the Earth? E-waste often contains more rare metals than mined ores.

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills

AGreenLiving

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills Eastman wants to prove to the world that waste can be valuable. Read the original post: On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills.

Gazasia develops clean fuel made from organic landfill waste for Asian market

Green (Living) Review

Gazasia , a UK company that develops waste-derived biofuels, is to begin operations in the Philippines to develop a vehicle fuel made from organic waste products in landfill. Gazasia creates liquid biomethane - a carbon-neutral, sustainable and high-quality vehicle fuel – by cleaning and refining the natural gas produced by organic waste found in landfill sites. In the Philippines, as throughout much of the world, landfill remains the most common means of waste disposal.

2 Diaper Recycling Solutions Offer Hope for Our Landfills

Green Living Ideas

They are piling up in our landfills where they don’t biodegrade. The post 2 Diaper Recycling Solutions Offer Hope for Our Landfills appeared first on Green Living Ideas. If you’re an environmentally-minded parent, you know that disposable diapers are a big problem. Diaper recycling would a long way toward leaving our kiddos the clean, healthy planet that we want them to inherit.

Ten million tons of newspaper are still tossed into the landfills

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ten million (10,000,000) tons of newspapers are still tossed into landfills in the United States, according to reports, and I am certain that Britain and the rest of the European Union are not far behind that figure. Coming back to the issue of ten million tons of newspapers in landfills, however.

The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills

AGreenLiving

The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills Jim Giles Fri, 09/04/2020 – 00:15 How about this for a series of maddening statistics? Landfills in the United States generate 15 percent of the country’s emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas with a potential warming impact 34 times that of carbon dioxide. landfills is food waste, yard trimmings and other organic matter. food waste is diverted from landfill or combustion.

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills

AGreenLiving

On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills Eastman wants to prove to the world that waste can be valuable. The rest is here: On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills. That’s according to Scott Ballard, vice president of specialty plastics at the company. “We

ENER-G launches Mexico's first landfill gas capture project to power manufacture of Nissan cars

Green (Living) Review

UK renewable energy business ENER-G has partnered with the Municipality of Aguascalientes to open Mexico's first landfill gas capture facility at San Nicolás landfill, Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. First Mexican municipality to generate clean energy captured from landfill. • £4.4 Renewable energy from landfill used to manufacture Nissan vehicles.

Former landfill site has been designated contaminated land

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A former landfill site that was used between the 1960s and 1990s has been designated contaminated land after gas was found to be leaking close to nearby homes creating a 'unacceptable risk' to residents. Rochdale Borough Council realised the site, which was closed and landscaped over in the mid-1990s, was producing gas in 2002.

Easy ways to cut down on trash and starve the landfill

Green (Living) Review

When you now consider and factor in commercial and manufacturing trash, and any other miscellaneous items of trash production, the average person contributes well over a ton of trash every year and most of this trash, if it is in “ordinary” bins, ends up in landfill sites and is not reclaimed and recycled in any way, shape or form, and most of this would not be necessary at all.

Earth911 Podcast, October 25, 2019: Project Repat — Saving US Jobs & T-Shirts From Landfills

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Project Repat, founded by Ross Lohr and Nathan Rothstein, has … The post Earth911 Podcast, October 25, 2019: Project Repat — Saving US Jobs & T-Shirts From Landfills appeared first on Earth911.com. Read the original here: Earth911 Podcast, October 25, 2019: Project Repat — Saving US Jobs & T-Shirts From Landfills.

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Landfills Shouldn’t be Laundry Piles: We Are Tossing WAY Too Much Clothing

Eco Chic

Most of the clothes that we wear—81 pounds per American citizen—end up in a landfill. The installation addresses our need to buy clothes that last, clothes that are used, and to donate our used clothes in order to alleviate our landfills and the environment from the burden of our waste. The company has helped keep almost 650 million pounds of reusable items out of landfills last year. Want more ways to keep waste out of our landfills?

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Apple’s fuel cell data farm to run on biogas harvested from landfills

EcoFriend

Apple’s fuel cells will be powered by landfills. Apple will use fuel cells to power the data center in North Carolina and while the fuel cells themselves will not be powered by any biogas coming from landfills, the equivalent amount of biogas will be released into the natural gas lines. Biogas will be produced from landfills and this seems like a smart way to go green as well.

Charcoal on landfills is an affordable and effective way to trap methane

EcoFriend

Mridul Jerath: We all know that landfills produce methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas and when it is released into the environment it proves out to be twenty times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have come up with an easy and effective solution for this as they believe that a covering of biochar on the landfills will trap the gas in place preventing it from getting released and harming the environment.

12 Ways to Keep Carpet Out Of Landfill

Eco Friendly Daily

I’ve recently had to pull more carpet out of other rooms and was determined to find several ways to recycle or reuse it so that it doesn’t end up in the landfill. I wanted to find several ways so that I can reuse all or most of the carpet instead of just a pieces of it. I found some of these ideas to be very useful. I hope you do too. I’ve mentioned this in a previous article, but one of the simplest ways to reuse an old carpet is to cut it up in to several porch size welcome mats.

Kashi Joins TerraCycle, Inc. in National Upcycling Program to Reduce Landfill Waste

Green (Living) Review

In this TerraCycle stands in a category or "landfill" unto itself. million plastic bottles from ending up in a landfill.

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Landfill Island? Eco Park? How About Both, Says Singapore

The Green Changemakers

Photo courtesy of World Cities Summit When we last checked in on Singapore’s island landfill Semaku in 2005, plans were in motion to retool it as a destination for eco-tourism. The unlikely landfill/eco park may very well be realized—then again, that eco-tourism park never showed up, and that was 3 years ago. by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 11. Science & Technology Buzz up!

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