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What problems do landfills create for the environment?


Landfills are a significant concern for our environment. They contribute to air pollution by releasing harmful greenhouse gases like methane, which is more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills also lead to water pollution as toxic leachate seeps into groundwater, affecting the local ecosystem and potentially our drinking water. The waste accumulation takes up valuable land space, and it's challenging to reclaim it. Lastly, improper waste management in landfills can harm wildlife, disrupting their habitats and potentially causing harm to the biodiversity.