Introduction

Introduction

Introduction

LANDFILL1Each year an increasing number of landfills are being opened to handle the waste that people are throwing out. The more waste we throw out and send to Landfill the greater the threat of The Green House Effect increases, causing complications for the environment. The best way of overcoming this growing problem is to become eco-friendly and protect our environment by recycling. Recycling is the process by which certain types of waste are treated or processed so as to make them suitable for reuse. This plays a part in eliminating the use of landfills and reducing hazardous waste that can harm the environment.

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Who We Are

Landfill 20:20 is an environmental monitoring project which looks into leading supermarkets that comprise the UK retail sector and we seek to quantify how responsible they are to the environment. The project wishes to measure these companies by way of key performance indicators which are able to reflect their commitment to protecting the environment, both in terms of the Landfill Directive 2002 and also their carbon footprint.

 

Core Objectives

Our core objectives centre on the promotion of the following: To determine how much each retail operator’s national park space is dedicated sites for to public recycling sites. To monitor the number of recyclable products that are facilitated for on these sites. To quantify the annual amount of waste that is brought into the recycling facilities. To identify the quantities of logistical CO2 emissions that are spent on the collection of the waste from the recycling sites to recovery. To analyse what is the percentage of waste collected that is actually recycled. To assess what criteria is applied to select supply contractors operating on the recycling facilities. To encourage retail organisations to monitor their environmental policies by quantifying Waste Diversion Values (WDV).

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