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Landfilling

  • P. White
  • M. Franke
  • P. Hindle

Summary

Landfilling is considered as a waste treatment process, with its own inputs and outputs, rather than as a final disposal method for solid waste. Land-filling essentially involves long-term storage for inert materials along with relatively uncontrolled decomposition of biodegradable waste. The use of landfilling across Europe is described and landfilling methods are discussed, including techniques for landfill gas and leachate control, collection and treatment. Using available data, an attempt is made to quantify the inputs and outputs of the landfilling process in both environmental and economic terms. Finally, the landfilling module, which completes the computer LCI spreadsheet for solid waste systems, is presented.

Keywords

Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site Leachate Collection Land Filling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. White
    • 1
  • M. Franke
    • 2
  • P. Hindle
    • 3
  1. 1.Procter & Gamble Ltd.UK
  2. 2.Procter & Gamble GmbHGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Quality - EuropeN.V. Procter & GambleBelgium

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