This presentation is part of the session ‘Impacts: Leachates, Soil Protection, Ground Water, Floods & Landfills close to coast’. The event took place in Cordoba (Spain) on February 22, 2018.

The presentation starts with a comparison between incineration and landfilling as methods to treat  waste. While incineration is a fast high temperature, destructive technology resulting in chemically oxidized low value end products, landfilling acts as a slow low temperature less destructive process resulting in chemically reduced end products with higher re-use potential. This explains the worldwide effect of available space in decision making in waste treatment.
In the presentation, the full potential of landfill mining is explained during and after landfill operation, based on the outcome of the different chemical processes in the waste body.
While the waste hierarchy, described by Lansink, focuses on ranking waste treatment techniques, the presenter describes a hierarchy based on ranking efficiency of recycle (functionality-, material-, molecule-, electron-, heat-recycle).
Next to solid waste, the presenter also opens a door for treatment of liquid and gaseous waste in the landfill, thus optimizing and fully exploiting its biochemical potential.

You can find the entire presentation here.