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    Wood In Landfills

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    Problem: 15,748,001 tons of wood are put into landfills every year. That’s 15,748,001 tons of wood that we could be using instead of dumping. In England 2013, 4.6 million tons of wood were put into landfills. Furthermore, that wood was not just chemically treated scrap wood; 1.5 million tons are untreated and solid. That wood is overflowing landfills in our community, and the community doesn’t know what to do with it or how to get rid of it. Solution: Our coach had access scrap wood from a local

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    It Goes Into A Landfill

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    trash bins. It goes into a landfill, which is a carefully engineered and managed structure and acts as a final disposal option for waste (“Solid Waste Agency”). The purpose of a landfill is to bury trash in a way that it will be isolated from groundwater, will be kept dry, and will not come into contact with air. Under these conditions, the excess waste does not decompose very much (Freudenrich). Many objects that are thrown into the trash, which end up into a landfill, can actually be recycled.

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    sanitary landfills. In the United States, annually approximately 16 million tons are safely disposed in the 39 landfills (Advanced). They are thoroughly designed, structured, and operated in a way that waste does not give rise to any potentially hazardous elements to public health or surrounding environment. Therefore, the role of landfills is to contain waste and prevent it from being touched with area where people, animals, and the nature exist. Since there are numerous advantages of landfills, it seems

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    There are 2000 active landfills in the U.S. (Peters, 2016). The necessity for landfills that account for so much space is due to the extensive amount of waste produced by Americans daily. Americans produce 4.4 lb. of trash per day (Peters, 2016). As detailed in Figure 1, the per capita waste generation has plateaued as of the 2000s, however, the total generation of waste by the U.S. has steadily increased since 1960 due to the increase in population (EPA, 2016). Figure 1 shows that in 2013, 254 million

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    So we evolved to having legal landfills. Unfortunately, landfills are changing surrounding areas and polluting our space. Landfills has change the earth through landforms, contaminations, and economy. Citizens can change the way that they collect and distribute trash in a few simple ways. Landfills change the structure of earth by producing hills. An example of changing landscape through landfills is Puente Hills. Puente Hills used to be the largest landfill not only in Los Angeles, California

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    Canadian Landfills

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    Canadians create a lot of waste. In 2008, Canadians produced over 1,031 kilograms of waste per person and overall sent approximately 26 million tons of waste for disposal to landfills or incinerators. The good news is the amount of materials diverted, using recycling and other diversion methods, increased by about 10% to almost 8.5 million tons during the last decade compared to an increase of 3% for total solid waste. Total current expenditures on solid waste management by local governments in Canada

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    economic, more and more waste is produced. Landfill is still the main method of waste disposal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States has 3091 active landfills and over 10000 old municipal landfills. It was estimated that 265 million metric tons of municipal waste was disposed in the United States in 2013 (Powell, Townsend and Zimmerman, 2015). However landfills pose great threats to our environment and public health. All landfills will eventually fail and leak leachate

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    landfills Landfills are getting bigger and are becoming more of a problem in the U.S because they are hazardous to our health and our environment, but there is a way to stop the villain known as a landfill. To begin with landfills are bad for our health because of leachate and E-waste. Bisnessdictnary.com defined leachate as “Water escaping from a landfill site which, if not collected, will contaminate the natural water sources.” Which means that trash is ruining our good water places, and we

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    disgusting landfill. There is a solution to this problem, recycling. Recycling is the best way to reduce the pollution associated with incineration, costs of landfills, and also preserve natural resources. By recycling we can reduce the pollution associated with other methods of traditional garbage disposals. According to Source 1, “Incinerators produce at least 210 different organic chemicals which are either released into the air or remain in the ash, which is then dumped in landfills.” This shows

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    Recycling and composting should be taken up nation wide. Our landfills are filling up across the nation and we are running out of space to put all of our trash. Composting and recycling would not only give back to the enviroment and improve our planet health overall, but it would allow for more space in landfills. They state in the article that "Americans produce more than four pounds of trash and recycles only about a third of that amount."(Paragraph 3, Scentance 2.) By that logic, we keep

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