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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Landfill Mining

I wonder if, in the not too distant future, we'll be in such short supply of petroleum products that we won't start mining our own landfills. I could see big companies buying up landfills because of the vast resources they contain. All those plastic bags, pop bottles, and other plastic products we throw away today will be a potential source of wealth for our sick future society that has run out of petroleum resources.

Unless we get our act together, it is certainly a possibility.

1 comment:

Ronkeykong said...

A nice idea. I also see the use of plastics in landfill sites to produce synthetic materials for low cost housing, kitchen utensils, children's toys -anything that diminishes our reliance on oil. It's the answer to our economic sustainability. And maybe more parkland.