In an exclusive article featured on 1-800-Recycling.com, journalist Elizah Leigh takes a closer look at seven of the planet’s largest landfills and the pros, cons and challenges facing each.
1-800-Recycling.com is an interactive website dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience while making practical suggestions about green living. Leigh’s article on landfills is included as the latest in a series of blog articles and features about recycling options and programs around the world.
The new landfill article, titled “Easy Come, Easy Throw: Giant Landfills Face Major Waste Issues,” outlines seven key landfills around the world, including those in China, South Africa, India, Brazil and even California and Nevada, and focuses on each landfill’s specific issues and some of the surprising positive steps they have taken to become more eco-friendly. The full article can be found at: http://1800recycling.com/2012/08/easy-come-easy-throw-giant-landfills-major-waste-issues/.
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