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Landfill Doesn't Break Down

Did you know that just about all waste that goes into landfill (your local tip) never actually ‘breaks down’? For waste to ‘break down’, it has to be exposed to oxygen, moisture and sunlight (in some cases), none of which are readily available underground in landfill. This includes anything from soft or hard plastics, paper, cardboard or food waste and everything in between. Even if biodegradable, photodegradable and compostable types of waste are put into landfill, they will not break down the way they’re meant to or in the timeframe that they should. Landfills are just that, ‘land fill’. Storage areas for waste. How long can that go on for? Surely it’s not sustainable, you’re right! It's not sustainable. The...

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