How to use Landfills in a sentence
As more and more disposable items became available, landfills filled up.
As such, these plastic containers fill up landfills, where they will stay in the ground for many years to come, though many plastics can now be recycled and this is obviously a good alternative.
This includes the impact of landfills on the environment.
Landfills are expensive to operate and require aftercare for many years following closure, in order to monitor leachate and gases such as methane.
Styrofoam is notorious for filling up our landfills.Advertisement
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Biodegradable retail bags give you more options, while breaking down in landfills within 36 months.
Many biodegradable bags are also Eco friendly, meaning that they don't give off harmful chemicals as they do break down making them safe for landfills, oceans or wherever they ultimately end up.
Every time you send plant clippings or food waste to landfills, you contribute to the production of methane.
Composting kitchen and garden waste is a great way to recycle waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, while also producing a natural fertilizer for your garden.Advertisement
Home produced compost is much cheaper than buying fertilizer or soil nutrients and is an important way of reducing the amount of waste that is placed in landfills.
First, it helps to keep the amount of waste out of landfills and second, many of the components used in the manufacturing of computers can be recycled and reused.
While there is still room for improvement in the availability of biodegradable bags, and in the amount of time they remain in landfills they are a definite step in the right direction.
So not only do they not clog up landfills and animal habitats, they don't poison their surroundings as they decompose either.
If you are just trying to reduce your carbon footprint, and not introduce more plastic bags to landfills that will take 20 years to break down, you'll want something that can be used in a regular trash can.Advertisement
Not only would you be contributing to the volume of our already bulging landfills, but you'd also be potentially contaminating the earth with toxins.
Though landfills have safeguards to help prevent these chemicals from contaminating our water supply, they surely aren't fail-safe.
The idea for a 100 percent compostable chip bag stemmed from the fact that billions of snack chip bags wind up in landfills each year.
Frito-Lay reduced the amount of plastic used in the manufacturing of their bags by 10 percent resulting in 12 million pounds of plastic kept out of landfills.
Computers are a huge source of e-Waste, or electronics that end up in landfills.Advertisement
Computers contain several parts that are toxic and pose a danger to the environment when they begin to break down in landfills.
Some scientists are trying to figure out a good way to use the methane created from cow manure and decomposition at landfills to power electrical plants.
Moreover, the water station can help reduce environmental waste, saving up to 3,000 disposable plastic bottles per year from ending up in landfills.
That's nearly 117 million tons of waste that did not end up in landfills.
Helping to educate the public to separate and keep used paper clean so that it may be diverted from landfills and recycled is a challenge as well.Advertisement
Yes, you're talking about a novelty, but you might like it enough to want to keep it several years, which you can do with a polyester curtain, thus keeping landfills empty.
A recycling program diverts cardboard, plastic, and aluminum cans from landfills.
These are obviously totally environmentally friendly options vs. filling up our landfills.
Washable pads are a good alternative to disposables because you won't contribute waste to landfills.
It features the best qualities of both materials and keeps 300,000 tons of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills every year.
Instead, the composite is made from wood flour recycled from the woodworking industry, which keeps over 100 million pounds of waste out of landfills every year.
Actually, it's nice that there are a couple of eco-friendly choices that keep perfectly functional but old countertops out of local landfills.
These items wouldn't be considered organic, but they do contribute to less garbage making it into the landfills.
These bags take centuries to biodegrade and either sit in landfills across the country, or kill animals and birds that mistake them for food.
Can Easily Be Recycled - Unlike synthetics that can clutter up landfills for a century if not more, wool is completely biodegradable.
Plastic mulches eventually just become fodder for overcrowded landfills.
The first one is that much of the city lies on top of manmade landfills consisting of matter that can shift quickly if moved-sand and mud primarily.
There is no need to add more to landfills when materials can be used by others who can put them to good use.
This program aims to keep usable building supplies out of landfills and instead sells these materials to the public at a discounted price.
The goal of this organization is to minimize the amount of usable material that ends up in the landfills.
Every conscious decision to keep items out of landfills is important.
These used to go straight to landfills, but the brilliant designers at Ecoist saw an opportunity to repurpose them in a fun new way.
Best of all, it's an investment in the planet - in carrying one, you are helping to keep landfills empty and supporting small businesses.
If you use refillable ink cartridges or recycled ink cartridges, you're helping the environment by reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
Many are charmed by the fact that solar watches are ecologically friendly and do not produce chemical filled used batteries that will lie in landfills.
The company uses recycles all of its scrap materials, keeping tens of thousands of pounds of fabric from occupying space in landfills.
Refilling cartridges can also help cut down on the number of used cartridges collecting in our landfills.
When you make crafts with recycled or natural materials, you can feel good about saving money, protecting the environment, and reducing the amount of waste that ends up in our country's landfills.
The whole point is keeping items out of landfills.
There's nothing to throw away so you're not adding to our landfills.
To help other women in need who cannot purchase their own bras for whatever reason and to keep perfectly good textiles out of the landfills.
It also keeps old helmets out of landfills.
One of the big problems in landfills are discarded sports equipment, and if you buy a helmet you can't use and just throw it away, you are contributing to the problem.
Restoration Filled landfills offer opportunities for landscaping and development of public open space in areas of former industrial or mining dereliction.
The EU landfill directive aims to divert wastes from landfills and will also influence the increase in the number of incinerators.
Its aim is to improve the environment by reducing the amount of waste from electrical and electronic equipment entering landfills.
Similarly, there are reports that hazardous waste is not going to hazardous waste landfills.
Methods of assessing risk to health from exposure to hazards released from waste landfills.
Landfills are lined with clay and flexible synthetic membranes intended to prevent leachate escaping and contaminating the groundwater.
This is the case in many sanitary landfills worldwide and especially in developing countries where scarcity of experts is the rule.
Fuel cells today are running on many different fuels, even gas from landfills and wastewater treatment plants.
They are disposable and create the same problems at landfills as disposable diapers.
When you consider how many babies there are in just the United States, that's a lot of diapers in landfills across the country!
Overflowing Landfills-Obviously, all of those disposable diapers have to go somewhere, so landfills sometimes may seem overrun with disposables.
Did you know that nearly 5 million tons of untreated waste and approximately 2 billion tons of urine, feces, plastic and paper are added to landfills each year?
Disposable diapers create a very real burden on landfills, not only because of their volume, but also because of the time it takes them to break down.
Cloth diapers are also reusable, meaning they do not end up clogging landfills and they are very economical if you wash them at home.
Have you seen the ads on the television regarding plastic water bottles filling up our landfills?
Unlike traditional clay-based cat litter brands, Scientific Professional is made with all natural and biodegradable minerals, making it environmentally friendly to landfills.
The clay litter does not really biodegrade, and it contributes millions of pounds of waste to landfills each year.
American landfills are already chock full of non-biodegradable cat litters, but with the pine variety, you can flush or dispose of these substances guilt free.
Each year thousands of pieces of outdoor furniture are discarded and taken to landfills and dumps throughout the country.
An alternative to building new landfill sites and filling the country up with waste is to reuse whatever is suitable, meaning that only the bear essentials need to be put into landfills.
Many councils don't, however, and furniture, working appliances and other perfectly working goods get put into landfills.
Trash and waste in landfills create methane gas, which adds to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
By keeping paper out of landfills through recycling, less methane is produced from rotting trash.
These are just a few ways consumers can reduce their need for paper; they can also choose to reuse much of their paper for more creative purposes instead of adding to landfills.
When you start composting, you'll be able to use things that might otherwise end up in landfills as organic fertilizer for your lawn and garden.
This both reduces the call on virgin materials and also reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills.
Regular composting programs can preserve existing landfills and reduce the need to create more spaces to hold waste.
While many companies may offer disposal of the old refrigerator as a courtesy, often these refrigerators end up in landfills.
Factories and industrial sites often contaminate the soil with hazardous chemicals, and waste treatment plants, landfills, and septic systems leach contaminants into the soil that are both chemical and organic toxins.
Even just recycling once helps keep the landfills from overflowing.
Keeping electronics out of landfills is vital to environmental health.
As awareness of greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect has grown, it's been noted that landfills give off huge amounts of dangerous emissions.
Communities living near landfills have always been subject to some health issues.
In a larger environmental sense, landfills emit methane gas, which is a more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Before the greenhouse effect was more widely understood, one of the most common problems with landfills reported was toxic leakage.
A large amount of household and industrial waste works its way into landfills and then finds its way into the water.
While the lack of appropriate space to build is perhaps not high on the list of problems with landfills, the more waste we all generate, the more of an issue it will become.
Despite regulations and the effort of environmental organizations to educate the public, many hazardous items that require special handling when being discarded end up in landfills.
It also gives you tips on smart buying as well, so that you can do more of your part to send less to the landfills.
The benefits of recycling are more than just having less litter on the highways or less trash in the landfills.
Recycling aluminum cans as well as glass and plastics can minimize the amount of trash that needs to be sent to landfills.
Nearly 70 million tons of materials were kept out of landfills in 2000 due to recycling and composting.
Recycling is saving landfill space as solid waste such as bottles and cans are diverted away from landfills.
Recycling these newspapers would also reduce 6 million tons of waste in the landfills.
By reducing the amount of rubbish that enters the waste system, we reduce the amount of items that go into landfills.
The main aim of a recycling program is to reduce the amount of waste that enters landfills.
That is an astronomical amount of waste that is being added to our landfills.
Pollution Fighter - Instead of waste material being shipped off to landfills, using them to make compost turns composting into a pollution fighter.
The more compost produced, the lower the cost to clean up contamination present in landfills.
Recycle your glass, paper, metal, and plastic products to reduce pollution, save trees, prevent wildlife habitat destruction, conserve energy and natural resources, and divert materials from incinerators and landfills.
The first being that it reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.