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.

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 uncomfortable fact is that even dormant landfill sites need monitoring years after they close.

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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. 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.

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.

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

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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.

A Say’s Phoebe at Edgemere Landfill, Queens, New York

10,000 Birds

When I got home and found Daisy and Desi ready to enjoy the beautiful day I was pretty pleased that Desi decided on Edgemere Landfill, the capped landfill on the Rockaway Peninsula at the southeasternmost extremity of Queens, as his destination of choice. He’s a big fan of the grasshoppers and crickets that swarm over the landfill in autumn and he actually was talking about how he wanted to see birds too.

These Disney-inspired Paintings show Exactly what’s Wrong with our Culture.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Green WAYLON: Today Only art banksy billboard dismaland disney Jeff Gillette landfill Los Angeles mickey mouse MuseGillette has been widely credited as Banksy’s muse.

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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?

Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

Living Green & Saving Energy

However, that is not the story in various landfills. The most hazardous waste material to reach a landfill is electronic waste (E-waste).

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

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.

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.

This Simple Solution to Food Waste has Saved 300 Kilos of Food in 7 Weeks.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Today Only food sharing food waste landfill solidarity fridge wastageLet's hope that the Solidarity Fridge becomes a worldwide trend.

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.

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.

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.

Prevent a Landfill Dump: Ways to Make Your Products Last Longer

Living Green & Saving Energy

Landfill dumping means several acres of land are deemed useless for other purposes. How do you prevent landfill dumping? Resist the urge to throw your products away by taking good care of them. Take a look at these tips to make your modern conveniences last longer.

Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions.). Cities Health charter against food waste food security food waste landfills Methane Milan Expo 2015

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.

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. She continues, “There is so much great potential being lost in landfill!”

Le Conte’s Sparrow at Edgemere Landfill, Queens

10,000 Birds

Yesterday I was scouting for the Queens County Christmas Bird Count at Edgemere Preserve, a capped landfill out on the Rockaway Peninsula, and was having a grand old time. I immediately knew it wasn’t one of the usual Savannah Sparrows that populate the old landfill.

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. Charcoal Studied for Landfill Methane Containment.

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.

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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.

UN Office in Jordan Gets the Green Building Gold

Green Prophet

Almost half of all building materials were regional or locally-sourced, and throughout construction, the builders diverted 78% of the waste material from landfills. Architecture & Urban Amman green building green design landfills LEED public transportation

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.

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.

Lebanon’s Toxic Sea-side Sidon Dump Gets Eco Makeover

Green Prophet

Not that long ago, the city of Sidon (or Saida) in Lebanon moved its trash to the local Sidon dump , where the toxic landfill and trash site washed into the sea every winter. Cities green development landfill Lebanon Saida Saida Dump Sidon

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

Apple Admits Dropping EPEAT Eco-standard Was A Mistake

Green Prophet

” Whether your next iDevice goes into a landfill or is recycled into a toilet seat, it is unlikely to have a long iLife unless consumers demand it. Apple product releases are delayed in the Mideast shortening the supported product life in this part of the world.

Wasting Food Matters & How we can Fight It.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Food Green food production food waste landfill not perfect food wasting foodWasting food is a global problem with global implications, and unfortunately, eating our leftovers just isn’t enough to successfully tackle it.

Cycle Dog Keeps 10,000 Pounds of Inner Bike Tubes from Landfills

Wend Magazine

Of course, this means that 10,000 pounds of old inner tubes have literally been saved from a landfill. By repurposing these tubes into our collars and leashes, we are keeping this waste out of our landfills.

Europe heading for dismal fail on its zero waste policy on plastics

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The plastics industry is not going to achieve zero waste to landfill until 2037, which is a full 17 years later than its stated 2020 target. Back in 2009 the sector set itself the goal of reaching zero plastics to landfill by 2020, but the report states that unless there is a greater sense of stakeholder urgency, this will only be achieved by 2037. This can be done, by legislation if necessary, tomorrow and the zero to landfill would soon be achieved.

Arab Gulf recycles paper, plastic, and cars!

Green Prophet

Window glass is pulverized and used for landfill cover. It also diverts waste from landfills. Transportation abandoned cars landfills recycling

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.

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.

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.