Landfill is an every-expanding problem in many parts of the world. A large proportion is biodegradable; however, landfill provides an easy waste-management option. An alternative solution is to use worms to create compost.
Guatemala City -
Rescuers in Guatemala searched Friday for 24 people missing in a massive landfill slide in the capital earlier this week from which four bodies have already been recovered, an official said.
A preview for an upcoming documentary, "Landfill Harmonic", about Cateura, a slum in Paraguay situated on a landfill, where residents create music from the trash and have started "The Recycled Orchestra."
Medicine Hat -
Since the 1950's Alberta has boasted that is is "rat free" giving comfort to those who may be rodent phobic and protecting the lucrative grain industry. But now a colony of rats has been found in Medicine Hat, that could challenge the claim.
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario suggested yesterday at a press conference for the release of his Annual Report that a landfill tax would be his preferred choice for increasing waste diversion in Ontario. Others aren't so sure.
Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, released the ECO's 2010/2011 Annual Report, which outlines the state of environmental affairs in the province. "Now is not a good time to disarm your environmental ministries," he warns.
A recent report from Metroland Media Group has indicated that Ontario residents are not doing enough to ensure recyclable materials don't end up in landfill. And many of Ontario's landfills are filling up fast.
Abu Dhabi -
Abu Dhabi has announced plans for moving towards a 90 per cent waste diversion rate by 2018, with plans of achieving zero waste in the next 25 years. But will their ambition be their key to success, or their ultimate undoing?
It's a twisted case of 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em' at a landfill outside Beijiang. Beijiang officials hope spraying perfume from hundreds of high-pressure nozzles around a major landfill can temporarily end complaints about the stink.
The environmentally conscious may have the same question. Which is the best way to dispose of used tissue or toilet paper; in the garbage or in the toilet? While the answer depends on where you live, here are some facts which can help you figure it out.