Sanitary Landfills SANITARY LANDFILLS Report by Jiggy Manicad The construction of sanitary landfills in some areas of the country was seen to address the problems of waste management. But according to the environmental group, Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment, these landfills not only defeat their purpose but pose serious problems as well. Some landfills are located near residential areas while others are situated in protected areas. Some have also been rendered useless or defective. Critics also say that these projects may have been cash cows for unscrupulous individuals. Is there truth to these allegations?
Recycling Myths It makes sense to recycle some things. But the process of recycling most items that people currently engage in, actually wastes more resources than it saves.
Rocko's Modern Life - Recycle Song RECYCLE, Recycle!
Landfill Earth Four students (Daniel Bittman, Steven "Attenborough" Dixon, Averil Parent and Shael Rotman) from the University of Western Ontario put together a short film in an effort to shed light on the results of our current consumption patterns, and how far too much of what we purchase ends up in landfills. Although recycling has become a primary effort to stall landfill growth, we must all remember that the first R is REDUCE. It's time to change our consumption patterns to reflect this simple principle.
How landfills are built and operated According to the EPA, the average American produces about four pounds of garbage per day. That's around three quarters of a ton over the course of a year. The trash that doesn't get composted or recycled inevitably ends up in a landfill. At modern facilities such as the Middle*** County landfill in East Brunswick, massive underground liner systems are built to capture leachate to help eliminate the potential impact to the environment. Methane gas which is produced during the decomposition of trash, is captured and reused to create electricity at the County's Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Video by Andre Malok / The Star-Ledger)
Allied Waste Roosevelt Regional Landfill Allied Wastes Roosevelt Regional Landfill was one of the nations first landfills to be designed, built and operated to support a landfill gas power plant. It is one of the largest producers of landfill gas energy in the United States, absorbing more than 2.5 million tons of waste annually to generate electrical power.The gas to energy plant has been in operation at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill since 1999, and for the last 5 years has produced 10 megawatts of energy annually, enough to power 7000 homes.Currently, Roosevelt Regional Landfill, located in Klickitat County, Washington, receives waste from Washington, Oregon,Canada and Alaska, and produces safe and reliable green energy for Washington residents and businesses. The facility is expected to continue producing green energy for at least 60 more years.
Love to Love You Landfills There's the shimmer of asbestos in the air The glow of rusting metal causing me to stare When I pass it by it brings tears to my eyes The beauty of the world being piled sky high They say one man's trash is another man's treasure But this is one gift we'll get to keep forever It's not going away Our legacy is here to stay Our kids will glow with pride and radiation yeah And darling Oh landfill I hope you reach the sky And you'll be around even after we die Even when we're apart and I'm back at my place A water sip reminds me of your chemical trace But they just let me know that you're getting enclosed At least I'm now assured that you'll never decompose And darling Oh my landfill I can tell that you agree Cause as I consume baby you're consuming me And as you grow baby So does my love for you Want to take all your parts and eat you up in a stew That's just a little taste of the freaky that we'll do It's no one's business what goes down when it's just us two And when there's no more room To store all of this waste It's no problem We'll send it to less fortunate states Of you I won't think less I know you did your best But let some other country Deal with all the rest And baby Oh my landfill Thank God you'll be here forever Through war Through fallout Through the warming weather This song was dedicated to all those who made our landfill possible Keep on consuming Keep on disposing Never stop Music and Lyrics by: Joel Entwistle and Maxim Gertler-Jaffe Produced by: Joel ...
Landfill Learn how Rumpke locates, designs, builds, operates and encloses sanitary landfills.
IMPUMELELO INNOVATIONS: Durban Landfill Gas to Electricity Project South Africa generates 40 million tons of solid waste every year. There are about 1 200 landfills in South Africa that are environmental eyesores, releasing massive amounts of methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To address this, the e'Thekwini Municipality is currently spearheading Africa's first landfill gas to electricity project at the Bisasar Road Landfill, in Durban. Through its pioneering efforts, this project demonstrates to South African municipalities that City Council's have to spend money in order to generate money by processing landfill waste into renewable energy. This a Platinum Impumelelo Award-Winner in 2010.
Landfill Power: Turning Gas into Energy Renewable energy comes from landfills. Waste Management produces enough energy from its landfills to power over 400000 homes. Through a process called "landfill-gas-to-energy", we are ensuring that the waste we collect does not necessarily go to waste.
Environmental Benefits of Altamont Landfill LNG Nestled in the hills of the Altamont Pass near Livermore, California, the award-winning Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility is one of the most sophisticated landfill operations in the country. It is closing the loop on waste using advanced technology and sustainable practices, including the following: Landfill Gas to Energy: The Altamont was an early adopter of landfill gas capture and conversion to energy. Since 1987 it has been producing enough green electricity to power nearly 8000 homes annually. "Closed Loop" Fuel: In 2009 Waste Management opened the world's largest landfill gas to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at the Altamont. For the next 25 years without another morsel of organic material entering the landfill, the Altamont will produce more than 10000 gallons a day of ultra low-carbon natural gas from the existing organic waste-in-place. Harnessing the gas from trash is the ultimate "closed loop" approach to managing historic waste streams. Altamont LNG is currently powering more than 300 of Waste Management's growing fleet of alternative fuel collection vehicles in California. Reduced Carbon Footprint: Altamont LNG has the lowest carbon density of any fuel available today -- about 85% lower than either gasoline or diesel according to the California Air Resources Board. Use of Altamont LNG is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 30000 tons a year. The carbon footprint of a solid waste collection vehicle running on Altamont bio ...
Landfill Construction The differences between the dumps of yesteryears and today's modern landfills are many. Landfill Manager Jim Hext explains one of the most notable differences -- the liner system during this brief visit to Rumpke's Brown County Landfill.
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BP Dumping Oil Waste In Mississippi Landfills [BP Does Whatever The F*** They Want To] Pecan Grove, Harrison County, Mississippi: Harrison County Supervisor Connie Rocko: Despite literally MILLIONS of ideas being floated by private citizens, non-profit groups, and foreign countries on how to clean up and contain the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, BP decided they would rather fill American landfills with their mess. BP refuses to even consider ideas on how to handle the situation, many of which have been proven to be effective and successful. Harrison County leaders do not approve but BP is still dumping in local landfills and local residents and officials are preparing subpoenas... demanding BP appear before their Harrison County Board of Supervisors. Video Credit To TyneRoseMedia: ♞▬ ↑ΠF☼ЯM@╫↑☼Π ︻┳デ═一 ЯΞ(LΩ√Ξ)U╫↑☼Π ▬♞ www.prisonplanet.tv Project InfoPowerment Truthers Network: Ranked order list (weekly updated): http 5000 TrutherVideos: Founder: http http Channels, Videos, People You SHOULD Be Watching: (In No Particular Order, All Are Excellent) ♪♫♪.•♫♪•´*`•♫♪.•♫♪•´*`•♫♪♫ ____♥ÜΠÐΞЯ9ЯØÜΠÐ♥___ █▄█ █ █▀█ █▄█ █▀█ █▀█ █▀█ █ █▀▀ █▀█ █▄█ █▀▀ ...
Demolition Recycling Reduces Load on Landfills Kaiser Permanente's commitment to responsible and sustainable construction practices is visible well before foundations are poured for new buildings. When workers demolish old structures, they separate for recycling metals, concrete, asphalt, and other materials. For example, 96 percent of the debris from the demolished buildings at the site of the new Oakland (Calif.) Medical Center was recycled and diverted from landfills. For more information about Kaiser Permanente's commitment to sustainability, go to /green.
Delhi's Wastepickers (at the Landfill) Wastepickers-- mostly women and children-- comprise almost 1 percent of the city's population and recycle 20 percent of its trash. They scour through landfills looking for recyclable paper, plastic, metal, and glass to sell. For them, this scrap means survival.
Children living on Landfills hazardous waste landfill Children living on Landfills, Poor Living, Poor living in paraguay, conditions for a community of people trying to survive in Paraguay. The only option they have is to live in a landfill. Men, women, and young children are making a home out of piles of unwanted waste from other homes and businesses. Produced, Directed, and Edited by Frank Weaver /conciencia E-mail: FrankOweaver@ View more videos like this and subscribe to my channel! /user/stoictales ************** Is projected that this video will have 1156 cumulative views on October 5, 2009. **************
Our Largest Plastic Landfills - The Algalita Marine Research Foundation chronicles the problem of marine debris in our ecosystem. In their video entitled "Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea", attention is brought to some of the ways people are proactively addressing the problem. Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. Watch his talk given at TED, "The Seas of Plastic".
San Jose Recycling Centers Zanker Road Landfill Project done? Save on your disposal costs at Zanker Road Landfill in San Jose, California. With an 80 percent recycling rate, ZRL can offer competitive rates for disposal of your construction and demolition debris. See them in action now! Visit us
Landfills A Public Service Announcement about landfills and global warming.
Cat Generator Sets: How Renewable Landfill Energy Works Modern landfills are required to install gas collection systems to capture and destroy the methane gasses that are naturally produced within a landfill. These gases are burned in a flare. Rather than eliminating landfill gas by simply burning it off, Caterpillar can help you turn it into a renewable fuel by providing gas-fueled engine-generators that can produce electric power from landfill gas. Learn more:
Waste to Energy -- An Overview See The saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure" is coming true in the waste-to-energy field. With some landfills overflowing, much real estate at a premium, groundwater and air pollution concerns, and fossil fuel scarcity concerns; methods of turning refuse into fuel or electricity are attractive for many reasons. Who would have ever thought that junk and sewage could be cost-effectively turned into a valuable commodity? It turns out that there are several approaches being developed -- and even some already in commercial operation -- that, with tipping fees, can turn a profit from turning garbage and sewage into electricity and fuel. According to their Vice President, Lynn Brown, Waste Management, the company the comes around to haul off garbage, is increasingly turning some of that garbage into energy -- enough to power over one million homes -- the equivalent of 14 million barrels of oil per year or 3.6 million tons of coal. And the company has a goal to double that amount to 2 million homes by 2020. ( Some landfills now capture the methane that comes out of the buried trash, which used to escape into the atmosphere as a potent greenhouse gas. Instead, they now burn this methane to run generators. Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation (SHEC Labs) has developed a process that uses solar energy to convert this methane into hydrogen, and expect that within 5 years they will compete with the cheapest sources of Hydrogen. ( ) One ...
A Trip to the Landfill Thought you all might like this. Note, is you want to see this landfill on google earth, under the video, click statistics and data, and then take a look at the map.
GM Landfills Go Green to the Extreme GM Landfills Go Green to the Extreme Major US Auto Manufacturer Creates a Zero Waste Movement As the push to be environmentally conscious increases, many of us try to practice what we preach - reduce-reuse-recycle. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, 55 percent of everyday garbage and trash still ends up in giant landfills across the US Now, a new extreme form of "going green," called "landfill free," is changing the landscape. Companies like Anheuser-Busch, Subaru and General Motors have committed themselves to a landfill free manufacturing process - meaning all the materials generated as a result of regular production operations are either recycled or reused in some way. Today, twelve of GM's US plants and 43 worldwide have achieved landfill free status. At these plants, everything from aluminum chips to plastic trays to used gloves are recycled and reused - eliminating nearly 8000 tons of waste a year. The environmental benefits of just one of these plants' waste recycling efforts include the prevention of over 44000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions being emitted into the atmosphere and the preservation of over 3000 mature trees annually. Increasing and improving environmental awareness is not a one man job. To achieve zero-landfill goals, companies often work with recyclers like Goodwill. These partners work to remove waste, turn it into usable parts and find homes for the products - all while creating needed jobs and a better environment.
Lyns SPP-LFD landfill recycling plant recovers landfill discards as recyclable commodities Today, most landfills (LFD) are separated into non-flammable and flammable waste. The flammable is disposed in incinerators and non-flammable is recycled or buried again. This type of waste management is costly due to transportation, incinerating and fill fees. In addition the recyclable material cannot be converted into reusable materials. The SPP-LFD Series recycles most of the waste and the landfill can then be used for other purposes. The Organic Matter (kitchen waste, paper, garden waste) will compost over years and the Plastic Waste is recovered by the SPP-LFD and is separated into light plastic (PE,PP) and heavy plastic (PVC,PET,OPP). The light plastic is then processed into plastic film and heavy plastic is processed into refuse derived fuel (RDF). By utilising the SPP Series the environmental and economic impact of MSW disposal is considerably less than traditional methods as only a fraction of the waste is incinerated or placed in landfills. For more information /spp-lfd_landfill.html
TEDxCreativeCoast - Murray Wilson - eWaste and the Social Landfill Murray Wilson - "eWaste and the Social Landfill" President of tps Consulting Editing generously underwritten by Georgia Tech Savannah: www.gtsav.gatech.edu Full biography Murray's concern with the problems presented by unwanted but usable old computers being discarded in landfills led him to an unexpected solution. He talks to TEDxCreativeCoast 2010 about the problems of e-waste, the digital divide, and how a local youth organization is tackling a small part of the problem by giving back to those most in need. AboutTEDxCreativeCoast Savannah, Georgia - June 18th 2010 Theme: Designing Creativity http Editing provided by Nicole Calkins About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Modern Marvels - Landfill Bioreactors Landfill bioreactors promote anaerobic biodegradation which creates methane to be used as clean energy.
How Honda Achieved Zero Waste to Landfill Honda has achieved one of the most important targets in the company's longstanding "Green Factory" initiative in North America: zero-waste-to-landfill. Ten of 14 Honda manufacturing plants in North America are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with "virtually zero" waste to landfill. Waste sent to landfills has been dramatically reduced at Honda auto plants throughout North America—from 62.8 pounds of industrial waste to landfills for every automobile produced in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001(FY2001), to an estimated 1.8 pounds per automobile in the current fiscal year 2012. Among all of its 14 plants in North America, Honda now sends less than one-half of 1 percent of all operating waste to landfills. Remaining waste product is either recycled or used for energy recovery. Many of the waste-reduction and recycling activities were undertaken through Honda's associate involvement programs, including its "NH Circle" quality circles, where teams of associates throughout the company engage in an annual competition to improve Honda's value to its customers and society, with a strong focus on efficiency, cost and waste reduction.
Artificial 'Wood' Could Reduce Landfill Waste Stanford researchers develop an artificial "wood" that could turn a landfill into a cradle-to-cradle resource recovery center. The work was funded by Environmental Venture Projects, a research program for interdisciplinary faculty research established by the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Woods Institute for the Environment: woods.stanford.edu Bio-based Composites: Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
Recycling ROCKS! Recycling by University of Washington, Seattle students. It's easy to recycle. UW students share facts about recycling and garbage. Take the extra step to recycle, your actions DO make a difference. Recycle everyday, to the music of Bonnie Tyler.
The Landfill Blues Well now youd think we would learn as this old world turns Theres got to be a better way Instead of calling it trash, turn it into some cash Recycle and reuse I say!
Landfill Gases as Source of Energy Methane from landfills is being used to power engines that generate electricity in Erie, Colorado. Video by Cliff Grassmick
100 Billion Plastic Bags Saved from Landfills in China In 2008, China implemented a new law forcing grocers to sell plastic bags to shoppers. While the law was rarely enforced, the ban still saved nearly 100 billion plastic bags from Chinese dumps and landfills. Meanwhile, back in the USA, California, known as one of the most environmentally friendly states in the Union, voted against a similar ban in 2010. Check out the story:
Landfill Problems - A Landfill Site Anatomy landfill- Landfill problems. Landfill lining requirements, capping and landfill restoration described. Protect the environment and groundwater.
The Future of Landfill Gas & Biogas Biomethane has big potential says award winner Biomethane can provide over one sixth of all UK residential heat by 2020 and vehicle fuel. Rapid development of Biomethane to Grid is necessary and for carbon offsetting, biomethane vehicle fuel presents the best of all potential biogas uses. It can meet the required increase in renewable electricity, heat and fuel production to achieve the 15 percent renewable energy target set by the European Union for 2020. However, UK regulatory and financial barriers need to be overcome and the UK can learn from substantial progress made in Sweden, Germany and Denmark. So says the winner of the 2010 CIWM Geotech Bursary, Russell Harwood, in his paper presented at the CIWM Professional Awards in October 2010. The award is open to all and offers a £1500 bursary to the winner with the best proposal for a paper entitled: The Future Roles of Landfill Gas and Biogas. Entry deadline: 1st March 2011, details from: Harwood considers that landfill gas combustion using spark ignition engines will continue to play a key role in the renewable energy mix up to 2020. In the future, he suggests, microturbines can succeed spark ignition engines, at landfills with low methane gas concentrations, to extend gas extraction lifetime. According to Harwood, generating hydrogen from landfill gas and biogas for direct use in fuel cells is still commercially undeveloped. However he says it is expected to become more commercially viable within the ...
How much of our rubbish into landfill is actually "waste"? (BBC Countryfile) Tom Heap investigates alternatives to the plastic packaging which surrounds our food. (BBC Countryfile. October 24, 2010 s23e08)
Mexico City's giant landfill problem 25 Feb 08 Mexico City is home to one of the world's largest landfills, but only fif*** per cent of its refuse is recycled. The local government now wants to make the capital greener - by converting toxic waste into electricity. But as Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports, not everyone is welcoming the proposal.
Waste to Power: Converting Landfills to Usable Products Bio-refineries use gasification and ethanol reactors to create green fuels, power, and products. These processes result in cleaner air, water, and land for the community.
Daughter - Landfill Lyrics: (May not be 100% correct; I did my best) Throw me in the landfill Don't think about the consequences Throw me in the dirt pit Don't think about the choices that you make Throw me in the water Don't think about the splash I will create Leave me at the altar Knowing all the things you just escaped Push me out to sea On the little boat that you made Out of the evergreen That you helped your father cut away Leave me on the tracks To wait until the morning train arrives Don't you dare look back Walk away, catch up with the sunrise 'cause this is torturous Electricity between both of us And this is dangerous 'cause I want you so much But I hate your guts I hate you So leave me in the cold Wait until the snow covers me up So I cannot move So I'm just embedded in the frost Then leave me in the rain Wait until my clothes cling to my frame Wipe away your tear stains Thought you said you didn't feel pain Well this is torturous Electricity between both of us And this is dangerous 'cause I want you so much But I hate your guts I want you so much But I hate your guts Well this is torturous Electricity between both of us And this is dangerous 'cause I want you so much But I hate your guts I want you so much But I hate your guts I do not own the music or the pictures included in this video. Those things belong to cooler, far superior people, like Daughter.
Green Cities by Ending the Era of Landfills - Davos Debate 'Landfilling Paradise'...The emergence of the global green economy should include green jobs for the world's most underprivileged.
NetworkNewsToday: EGYPT: RECYCLING LANDFILL, ORGANIC COMPOST, METHANE GAS CAPTURE (THE WORLD BANK) NetworkNewsToday: 19 December 2009 - The World Bank: Egypt: Egypt is managing waste by recycling solids like glass and metal, making compost from kitchen waste and capture and combustion of methane from landfills. Tons of trash from Cairo, Africas biggest metropolis is dumped at this facility south of the city every day. It is the end of the line and the start of a new one. Workers sort the garbage, taking out glass, paper, and plastics. A magnet sucks metal off the belt: these will be recycled and sold. Kitchen scraps and plants are piled into windrows and turned into compost that is sold to farmers. Cairo is aiming to treat 90 percent of its waste this way. SOUNDBITE (English) Fayez Mekhail, engineer, ECARU: Garbage is a treasure, if the men try to get benefit from it, so its very important for us in Egypt to get use from garbage and benefits from compost. But garbage disposal also can cause pollution, releasing gases such as methane that add to global warming. Work is underway in Egypt to put less in landfills by reusing more trash and by the capture and combustion of methane from the waste that is sent to landfills. With the World Bank as broker, this solid waste facility will be the first in Egypt to sell carbon credits to industrialized nations for recycling and composting. If they were just to put all of the garbage that is being reused into a landfill, it would release the equivalent of just over 500000 tons of emissions over seven years. The facility also makes ...
Stop Landfills Stop LANDFILLS (2.25min) Camapign and Education Video Waste is a symbol of inefficiency. We want to get away from it or want to hide it. But it follows us and makes us swallow it. With waste come other thugs to scavenge on it. They can be expressed as "Corruption (bureaucracy + politicians + business + scientists) = Disaster (people + environment + economy + justice + culture)" This is the result of wrong perceptions or notions about waste. Wrong questions always fetch wrong answers. End of the pipe solutions like landfills, incineration or centralised waste management will not solve the issue of waste. This movie was shot at Vilappilsala a beautiful village lying on the spur hills of Western Ghats. Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation -- the capital city of Kerala -- started a centralised mixed waste management facility in this village despite of protests and warning from all walks of life in 2000. In two years it proved to be a wrong choice and decision which led to the failure of the project. In 2005 the Govt. also acknowledged that it is a failure. By this time about 200000 metric tonnes of discards from composting process have been piled up in the opening of the valley where a stream originates and joins the river which feeds drinking water for the city and surrounding villages. To hide that great blunder the authority have decided to 'cap' it, a kind of land filling of waste 'as and where it is'. Besides this the Government also decided to compensate the private ...