Advantages and Disadvantages of types of waste disposal

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  • Created on: 10-04-14 18:28

Landfill

Pros:

  • Former quarries can be filled in+ the land reused
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Precious land used up
  • Waste can rot+ cause problems for further generations
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Incineration

Pros:

  • The heat produced in the incineration process can be used to generate electricity
  • Jobs created at the incineration plants

Cons:

  • Fumes emitted
  • Plants visually pollute the surrounding area
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Recycling

Pros:

  • Less waste is put into landfill sites/ has to be incinerated
  • Fewer resources used- waste is being made into smth new

Cons:

  • Hard to enforce recycling law on large corporations
  • Lack of recycling facilities- costly
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Export

Pros:

  • Other countries deal with your waste
  • Less waste is put into landfill sites/ incinerated

Cons:

  • Expensive to pay other countries
  • Bad reputation
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