Do we need landfills?

A fully Sanitary Landfill will be able to avoid most of the global issues facing countries with open dumps. The ISWA Task Force on Closing Dumpsites will help the owner or local authority apply for funds from international sources to implement the study’s recommendations. Through this effort, the team aims to create a replicable approach that can be applied to the closure of dumpsites in countries throughout the developing world.

Co-authors:

Agamuthu P
Senior Editor in Chief, Waste Management & Research
Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University, Malaysia

H James Law
Chair of Task Force on Closing Dumpsites
& Chair of Working Group on Landfill
VP, SCS Engineers

Do-we-need-landfills