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How A Landfill Works

HOW A LANDFILL WORKS PLASTIC BAG FACTS Every minute1 million plastic bags are used. A Modern Landfill is an area of land that is used for the purpose of disposing waste. When the waste is stored above ground it is called land raising. When the waste gets dumped into an unwanted hole in the earth, it is known as land filling. It takes one plastic bag 1,000 years to completely degrade. represents the The US goes through 380 billion single use plastic bags each year. 40% percentage to of paper waste a 50% landfill consists of 1 Billion 380 Billion Plastic bags cost retailers 4 billion dollars a year. Worldwide, 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year. 100 Billion 1 Trillion $1 Billion $10 Billion Leachate Modern Landfill Methane Gas Treatment Recovery System System Trash Clay Cap * The First Modern Landfill opened in Fresno, California in 1937 Well To Monitor Ground Water Landfill Liner Leachate Collection System Aquifer = 100 LANDFILLS LANDFILL FACTS 2,500 landfills currently It costs 2-4 million dollars to operating in the US build a modern landfill. $1 Million $10 Million landfills that currently have gas projects L represents the represents the percentage percentage CH, 50% CO, 45% A landfills that currently of methane of carbon dioxide have electricity generation projects gas in a landfill in a landfill 340 230 SOURCES htlp://lechalive.mtu.edu/meec/module 15/Landfils.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landlfils_in_the_United_States http://www.landfil-gas.com/htm/landfiLgas_during_landlil_a.php http://www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/clientfriles/File/VLGM820Fac1%20shee1%20LandfilK20-820final.pdf http://www.reuseit.com/learn-more/top-facts/plastic-bag-facts ReuseThisllag.com

How A Landfill Works

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In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, many North Americans have, in recent years, started to embrace the implementation of reusable bags, but if you’d still rather opt for one-use plastic b...

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