1: What are landfills? | Landfills are the most common way of disposing waste all around the world. It is where you dump all the garbage into the ground and cover it up with dirt and grow grass over top it.
2: How do landfills work? | Garbage trucks collect garbage from your homes and bring it to a location where the landfill will be. They then dump it in a compact area and pat it down to make it occupy less space.They then poor soil over the garbage daily.
3: Latin Americas biggest landfill | This landfill in Rio processed 8000 tons of waste daily and was shut down after 34 years. This was due to it being a major environmental threat and because of pour management.
4: Bad effects landfills have against the environment | When trucks enter the landfill and leave they leave a trail a garbage and with all the machines they use there they also produce a lot of pollution.
5: When garbage is dumped underground into landfills it can affect the water around it. When it dose it can kill the animals that live in the area because they will drink it and die. Animals might also try to eat the garbage and die to it being poisonous.
6: Landfills also produce methane. Methane is a highly flammable gas that can be very harmful to the environment. It can also cause headaches and has an unpleasant smell. Methane could also be captured as an energy source and can be used for positive reasons.
7: When landfills are turned into parks are plazas when there done it could leak out gases that could cause cancer and other harmful effects.