Landfills are an essential part of the economy. Typically associated with the end of a product’s lifecycle in a linear economy, landfills are proven to be an essential asset for the circular economy as well. As such, landfills are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Due to the often hazardous nature of waste, good management of landfills (both old and new) is essential to guaranteeing safe and sustainable landfilling. This handbook, a product of the Interreg Europe COCOON project, provides good practices learned through realized projects for the safe and effective management of waste. The practices cover a broad range of topics, including but not limited to waste reduction, landfill design, policy, economics, and aftercare.
You can find the Good Practice Handbook HERE.