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Charles A.
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Zero Landfill Definition

Zero landfill is the shortened version of “zero waste to landfill”, which means exactly what it sounds like - sending nothing to the landfill.


Instead, zero waste to landfill focuses on diversion methods, such as upcycling or recycling items that would normally be thrown away, both of which are better for the environment. However, zero landfill also includes methods like incineration, which involves burning trash in waste-to-energy plants. Burning waste in these plants destroys the resources and produces ash that must be sent to a landfill at the end of the process, which is one reason why this term is now being contested by environmental groups and other advocates of zero waste.



July 29, 2020 at 2:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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