Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Semakau landfill "no dump"

Pulau Semakau has drawn international attention as the world's only landfill with a waiting list for visitors, as well as for its environmental credentials:
"... Semakau Landfill is the only active landfill that receives incinerated and industrial waste while supporting a thriving ecosystem, which includes more than 700 types of plants and animals and several endangered species."
Read more at the New York Times. The article also highlights some criticisms of the landfill, including the risk that waste might leak through to the sea, and the pollution caused by incinerators.

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