Lifehack #2

Updated: Nov 28, 2018


The “dry and oxygen poor conditions” of a landfill prevent the decomposition of the waste that it houses. These conditions prevent groundwater pollution, the release of methane gas during decomposition, and the contamination of surrounding soil*.


So, why share this information? The answer is threefold: One, knowledge is power. Two, consider that the waste you send to a landfill will lay there, perhaps whole, for years, decades, centuries. Three, compostable products will not break down in the same way if taken to a landfill. Just remember to put those compostable materials in the compost bin!



Image courtesy of Envirotec Magazine


*citation: https://bpiworld.org/page-190439

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