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Major Landfill Closure Marks the Rise of Responsible Recycling

Article-Major Landfill Closure Marks the Rise of Responsible Recycling

After 50 years of operation, the iconic Packington Landfill has recently closed its gates for the last time.

Once the busiest landfill site in Europe, the Birmingham site has collected an estimated 35 million tonnes of waste throughout its lifetime.

The demand for landfill as a waste management solution is falling rapidly. In 2009, 90% of the country’s waste was being sent to landfill; it is currently around 50%, and it is predicted to be just 10% by 2020.

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