The Waste Of Waste Management Centres

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As our global population continues on a steady rise so does our product consumption, which naturally leads to an increase in waste production. The vast amount of waste that we are manufacturing ultimately lands up in our oceans, lakes, rivers, alley ways, backyards and parks creating what are known as garbage towns. This would introduce health risks to individuals and the community as a whole. These risks could also include exposure to dangerous chemicals that poses detrimental effects on the environment. To avoid this from happening governments have created landfills. Landfills are a “place to dispose of refuse and other waste material by burying it and covering it over with soil, especially as a method of filling in or extending usable land.” (Webster Dictionary). In an even more extravagant attempt to keep waste material out of the streets and non biodegradable products out of the ground and keeping organic material together governments have added recycling and composting plants to landfills to make waste management centres. In waste management centres they may separate the material there and transport it to its respective plant, or have the respective plants built in. We researched the effects and consequences of constructing and operating a landfill in the north west area, there are various benefits and drawbacks of said waste management centre. After weighing the pros and cons based on our specific region, we decided to accept the idea of a landfill operating in our
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