Prolonging life of dumpsites

EACH year over 12 hectares of land is needed to dump the 7,000 tonnes of waste generated in Selangor every day. The authorities are finding it hard to find replacement landfills, and are fast looking for alternatives for waste management. For years the country toyed with the idea of incinerators, believing it to be the best solution.
One of the most controversial projects was the suggestion to build one in Taman Beringin, Kepong.
However, nearby residents voiced their concerns and objections, claiming that the existing incinerators in Malaysia were not maintained and could prove harmful.
Because of these problems, many quarters such as companies managing landfills are looking for safer options including trying to extend the lifespan of existing landfills.
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