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By: Chelsea Okeh This was a plain. As you can see, it bores healthy as well as abundant plantlife. This was before the landfill. All of the beauty and reason to marvel is gone.There is nothing but
absolute horror. This is what is happening to nature today.
What are some of the issues or problems related to the topic? http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/30218-really-big-things-americas-landfills-video.htm The EPA estimated in 2007 that the U.S. generates about 2 million tons of E-waste per year which can contain mercury, lead, and cadium.

Toxins leak from landfills, and into the enviroment thus risking health for humans and can cause cancer. Also, these leaks can cause damage to the nervous system according to the center for disease control and prevention. In some scenarios, landfills are becoming parks. Fifteen years ago (from 2006) Vista View park was literally a dump. No one has tabulated that all the parks and public recreational sites that were created there were created on old landfills.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has developed a liking in old landfills. The nation's second largest landfill conservation group (after the Nature Conservancy), TPL approaches its land-for-people mission in two ways. In rural and suburban areas TPL may buy land for park agencies to preserve it from development. But in urban areas its most valuable role may be to have old landfills and help communities recycle it for new public purposes.

Click Here to watch a movie on landfills! click here to watch a vid on landfills! On our way to landfills! Run for your lifes! Its a landfill! http://vimeo.com/14062859 Onward! To the path of landfills! Who is one person or an organization in this field and what is their contribution eliminating this problem? Many different people and organizations are trying their best to eliminate landfills as a pollutant in this nation.

Austrailian company Global Renewables (GRI) is one example. They are fast becoming the commercial face of a trend towards " Zero Waste".

Jan Allen of engeneering company CH2M HILL in Bellevue, Washington state says that, according to www.ch2m.com, CH2M Hill is an American-based global provider of engineering, construction, and operations services for corporations, nonprofits, and federal, state, and local governments.

Congress passed the solid waste disposible act in 1965.This is the first federal statute to ever deal with this problem. This act was created by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), in 1976, who enacted the principal Federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.

The EPA ( Enviromental Protection Agency ), Approved a plan to take sewage recycling to new and bizzarre levels.

Wastewater cleanup of lowry landfill (near Denver), a superfund site contaminated with chemicals, heavy metals including nuclear waste that was to be dumped into local sewers and treated at the local sewage treatment plant.

let's see another one! http://vimeo.com/14060083 Psssst! Click here! What Role Do Humans Play in the Enviromental issue and what responsibility do people have in the future?

People have been recycling human waste as fertilizer for years.

As abundant amounts of human waste are produced, and as the traditional dumping areas of human waste are placed-off limits or have become very costly, policy makers has resorted to dispose of the nutrient-rich material. These are benefits of reuse with growing challenges.

1.4 million people will throw away all the; broken kettles, potato peelings, smashed glass, holey socks, Margerine pots, dirty tissues, light bulbs and pet litter. That will be thrown away by the people in Lancashire UK and whisked to 2 recycling plants in preston.

They will also make use of the organic-rich 'goo' from food, gardening, wood and paper, which makes up about 50% of household garbage. As a result, just 30% and ultimately, as little as 15% of all household waste will end up in a landfill, compared to around 50% under conventional recycling.
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Harnik, Peter and others. “From Dumps to Destinations: The Conversion of Landfills to

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