Author: Friends of the Earth, Jan. 2000
Enough municipal waste is produced each year in England and Wales to cover the entire area of Hyde Park to a depth of 80 feet – 27 million tonnes in 97/981 . Disposal of this waste is a major industry which costs money, wastes resources and damages the environment. Currently only eight per cent of municipal waste is recycled, and the vast bulk (85%) is simply dumped in landfill sites1 . But increasing pollution control and a shortage of landfill space means that there is growing pressure for alternative disposal methods.
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