How does land get polluted, and what with? Discover the quantities of waste deposited in landfills each year, and just how much could be recycled.
- Landfills are holes in the ground where rubbish is buried.
- As waste decomposes it releases greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.
- 80% of our household waste can be recycled.
- Industry, agriculture and nuclear waste all contribute to land pollution.