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Indirect Impacts - 3 Waste Disposal

Waste is defined as

"anything that is no longer required by the user or the producer."

If the waste may still be of use to someone else, but if you no longer require it, the law says it is waste.

Graphic: Waste Dump

The main impacts of waste are:

Graphic: LandLand

Land is taken out of production for landfill space. It may leave contaminated land and leachates into the surrounding area.


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