Hundreds of delegates from metal, plastic and waste disposal companies are expected to gather for a conference on landfill mining in London at the Royal School of Arts.
With commodity prices rising, landfill mining is an increasingly viable option for countries like Britain. ...Companies will go in primarily to extract methane and recover plastic, that can be converted to liquid fuel or recycled, but could also mine precious metals.
Another reason why landfill is such a good idea, you don't want that old plastic bottle now, it isn't economic to recycle that mobile phone at the moment, you can either at great expense do it anyway now or you can leave it in a hole in the ground until such time as it is worthwhile. And while you are building up your stock the bugs are naturally, without any fuss, cleaning up all the organic waste and turning it into methane which you can tap. It is so bloody simple and obvious.