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The National Platform - Integrated Sustainable Waste Management - Sri Lanka is a collective effort for adopting integrated, economically feasible and environmentally sound sustainable waste management practices in Sri Lanka. It intends to integrate efforts from government institutions, private sector firms and civil society organizations.
Intergrated Sustainable Waste Management National Forum - Sri Lanka
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A landfill, also known as a dump or tip, is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common methods of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world. Landfills may include internal waste disposal sites as well as sites used by many producers. Many landfills are also used for other waste management purposes, such as the temporary storage, consolidation and transfer, or processing of waste material. Sanitary landfilling is a means of disposing of all waste that remains after all resource recovery operations have been performed. Wastes are contained in one site (termed the daily cell), compacted and covered with a layer of soil on a daily basis. This is an effective means of controlling health and environmental hazards of the landfill. The aim is to use sanitary landfills to dispose of solid waste in an environmentally sustainable manner.
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