Welcome to www.Landfill-Mining.co.uk, the website for the Global Landfill Mining Conferences and exhibitions
Landfills have previously been seen as just a destination at the end of a one-way street. Landfills are now being seen as useful repositories for a wide variety of resources, including base metals, precious metals, construction materials and waste-derived fuels. The technical barriers for their recovery have been surmounted and with ballooning commodity prices, the economic argument for their use is won. In some cases the remaining barriers will be legislative or regulatory. Landfill mining is economically undertaken in a number of countries around the world.
Very significant quantities of metals, plastics, other recylates and alternative fuels are available on a national level (Franke & Mocher 2010).
Global Landfill Mining Conferences bring together all the interested parties in one place to help to make it happen.
The first Global Landfill Mining Conference in 2008 explored the possibility of landfill mining and concluded that, yes, it is absolutely possible - if the economics, politics and regulatory framework is right.
The second Global Landfill Mining Conference, in 2010, looked at the technical challenges that must be overcome in any landfill mining project, and concluded that landfill mining is technically a challenge, but a challenge that can be overcome with the correct equipment, know-how and diligence. It is no-longer a matter of 'if' but of 'when.'
The third Global Landfill Conference and Exhibition, again in London, in November 2014, reviewed the current status of global landfill mining. Governments worldwide are coming to the conclusion that landfills represent a win-win-win situation: Recycling of materials - recovery of energy - reuse of land.
Who has an interest in landfill mining?
Recyclers of metals, plastics and other materials
Alternative fuel production
Oil & gas
Pulp and paper