Landfill is the disposal of waste by burial. The goal of this is to raise awareness to the issue of landfill and the negative effects it has on the earth. 

This campaign is important because people are generally unaware of how bad this can be for all aspects of the earth.

About two-thirds of landfill waste contains biodegradable organic matter from households, business and industry. As this material decomposes, it releases methane gas.

According to the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Forests, the development of a landfill site means the loss of approximately 30 to 300 species per hectare.

As rain falls on landfill sites, organic and inorganic constituents dissolve, forming highly toxic chemicals leaching into groundwater.

The mixture of toxic substances and decaying organic material can impact the soil quality of the areas surrounding a landfill site. This can compound the effects on biodiversity as local vegetation may cease to grow and be permanently altered.

Change is needed as soon as possible to prevent further damage. A few main reasons why change is needed are that land fill damages the atmosphere as well as the waterways and soil quality.

Landfill is damaging the atmosphere. This means that disposing of rubbish by burial is having a negative effect on the air we breathe and also assists global warming. About two thirds of landfill waste contains matter from households that releases methane gas when it decomposes. Methane is a greenhouse gas, so its presence affects the earth’s temperature and climate system. Releasing methane gas is one of the main causes of global warming.

Landfill damages the waterways. This means that landfill finds its way into waterways and has negative effects. Landfill produces Leachate, which is a liquid that is formed when water filters through the waste. Leachate is a combination of methane, carbon dioxide and a complex mixture of acids, aldehydes and sugars. It is carried the waterways because of rain picking it up and ending up in rivers and lakes.

Landfill affects nearby soil quality. This means that this method of rubbish disposal ruins some nearby soil. This is happens because of Leachate sitting and rotting. This is also affecting wildlife because it is ruining their food source and habitat. The leachate can contaminate the ground and stop plants from growing.

In order for things to change a new, more efficient and environmentally friendly way of disposing of rubbish must be found. Action needs to be taken soon because this is not a sustainable way of dealing with waste.

In conclusion, I firmly believe that action needs to be taken as soon as possible to prevent further damage. To assist the change, you can support my campaign.

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