Landfill mining is predicted to greatly increase over the next ten years as the Earth's finite resources begin to run out.
What is Landfill Mining?
Landfill mining is the practice of extracting materials from landfill sites, something which is predicted to greatly increase over the next ten years as the Earth’s finite resources begin to run scarce.
Valuable Landfill Materials
Materials such as glass, metals, plastics, textiles, brick, stone and cement are likely to become far more valuable than they currently are, as resources run low in the coming years.
It is predicted that waste management operators will explore landfill mining as a means to increase the amount of materials that they can recycle or reuse as a mechanism to generate new income streams, and further embracing the notion of a circular economy which will build a more sustainable future.
Reductions in Landfill Waste
The amount of waste being sent to landfill sites throughout the UK is declining year on year however, developing nations experiencing population growth, coupled with a lack of environmental awareness, seem to buck the trend with tonnages continuing to grow.
Landfill mining presents an opportunity to essentially harvest existing materials, whilst simultaneously creating new jobs for local communities and having a positive impact on the planet.
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