Landfills as a Last Resort
One of the key factors that has affected the health of our ecosystem is waste management. This has been through marine litter, air, soil and water contamination, for instance through heavy metal pollution and open air burning of waste in landfills.
There is value in waste.
To extract this value, effective waste collection and management measures are paramount. This not only promotes efficient use of resources but also reduces the burden on landfills.
When in comes to dealing with waste, the landfill should be the last resort. The waste should be reused, if not recycled or composted and where these are not possible, it should be subjected to energy recovery processes.