Scoping out the potential

It holds an unusual place on the waste hierarchy but is wide-scale landfill mining and reclamation feasible or mere fantasy? Adam Read and Kathryn Warren go in search of the tantalising truth

Landfill mining can recover soil, plastics and metals as well as reduce a landfill's environmental impacts. Credit: Adam Read
Landfill mining can recover soil, plastics and metals as well as reduce a landfill's environmental impacts. Credit: Adam Read

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