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Grass to gas: saving money and soil

Michigan, US, banned throwing away yard waste in neighborhood trash bins 17 years ago because of concerns about landfill space. Now, though, both Democrats and Republicans are trying to limit the ban to allow for the creation of alternative energy....

Local landfills at critical stage warns IWMSA

With waste to landfill becoming an ever critical concern, particularly in certain regions, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) calls to attention the necessity for managing all waste streams, especially that of organic...
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Sustainable waste mining in South Africa

The City of Cape Town currently disposes of approximately 2.5 million tons of general municipal waste per annum, and is looking ahead at integrating its waste management strategies. This includes the sustainability of mining of landfill waste....
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Machine fleet, operation and sanitary landfills

When it comes to mobile equipment operation in sanitary landfills, there are multiple choices in terms of machine types, sizes and options. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to landfill site managers in these critical choices, by...

African footprint for landfill gas: life beyond CDM?

LFG projects continue to hold their place in the carbon markets comprising 17% of CDM projects, but waste managers need to consider post Kyoto strategies for new projects. In 2009, the Carbon Market reached US$144 billion dollars, up from US$118...