Neil Seldman on the Hidden Costs of Landfills in Waste360

Date: 1 May 2020 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Neil Seldman

April 30, 2020

Media Outlet: Waste360

Neil Seldman, Director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative, wrote about the true costs of landfills in a commentary piece for Waste360.

Read an excerpt:

Because landfills remain an ongoing threat to human health and the environment… they are intrinsically more dangerous than the typical factory that closes. When that landfill has filled up it must be carefully maintained, essentially forever at significant cost. And and when something goes seriously wrong because of inadequate maintenance, natural disaster or the natural failure of containment components, there will be catastrophic costs and damage.

Read the full article here.

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