Enhanced landfill mining
Enhanced landfill mining (ELFM) is the process of excavating landfill sites to recover resources to produce new materials and energy in line with the circular economy.
Landfills are often filled with waste products which can now be recycled (for example, plastics and paper) due to legislation changes. Therefore, landfill sites are an untapped resources for valuable materials.
The lesson plans below contain activities and fact sheets to guide learning
Lesson plan 1:
introduces ELFM and waste valorisation opportunities
Lesson plan 2:
Remo Landfill case study
Did you know?
Landfills release toxic greenhouse gases and leachate
In Europe, there is estimated to be
of municipal solid waste ends up in landfill worldwide each year