GAIA Zero Waste MasterPlan - Flipbook - Page 15
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c. How can landfills maximize use of existing
space and minimize discharges (especially
from toxic residuals) to land, air, and
water? When and where can residuals/
landfill infrastructure and systems be
scaled down and eventually closed as
discards are reduced?
Key questions to consider
a. Waste to energy incineration, coincineration, plastic-to-fuel, pyrolysis,
gasification, landfilling of non-stabilized
waste,  illegal dumping, open burning,
and littering are all unacceptable waste
management practices because they
do not allow for material recovery, have
adverse environmental impacts, and
undermine the transition to zero waste
by justifying continued production of
discards. How can cities phase out these
practices and/or ensure they are not
adopted in the future?
See Ch. 2 for more on landfilling.