Introduced by Tony Robinson, this video describes in simple terms the operation of a landfill.
If we are to begin building a sustainable future it is important to understand what happens to our waste after it is thrown in the skip, where it goes and the role landfill will have to play for some time to come.
Tracing the story step-by-step, beginning on an early rubbish tip or 'midden' and concluding on a modern landfill, the programme illustrates:
? Good practice
? Landfill design
? Why landfills need liners
? Why methane is produced (and how to deal with it)
? Odour control
? How to deter unwelcome guests, such as seagulls and other birds
It is ideal for schools, works training sessions (to brighten up those Duty of Care sessions) and newcomers to the waste industry.