Importance Of Landfills In Switzerland

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Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of all time once said, “The world as we have created is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” For the past few centuries, mankind have made thousands of mistakes and faced consequences. However they still move forwards and acted to make an impartial society. Eventually mankind became knowledgeable and started to create products in order to satisfy our own greed. As our greed is ceaseless, humans became irresponsible with their own actions, producing excessive amounts of products, in which the majority of them are either thrown into the ocean or placed at the landfills. Hence the term sustainability, recycling and the 3R’s were published, in order to keep the balance.…show more content…
Unlike other countries, Switzerland is one of the few countries that do not use landfills as a solution towards the waste produced. Their soils are porous, meaning the drainage from the landfills will get polluted, causing water pollution. Switzerland is also a global leader with respect to the recycling of electrical and electronic goods. They were able to succeed as they included a disposal fee in the price of the appliance which is claimed when a new appliance is purchased. Old or broken appliances can be handed back to a retail outlet or taken to a collection point for disposal. In addition to benefitting the environment, the recycling industry also creates jobs, which includes a 3 year training program to become a “Recyclist” in

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