Open dumping

@Missmwngi (10792)
Nairobi, Kenya
November 12, 2015 2:53pm CST
Environmental issues have become of concern to many and among the global issues being dealt with. The other day i came across a post where i read someone saying that landfills have bad smell. Well if you have never come across open dumping then you would never appreciate landfills. They are way more better than open dumping. I saw others saying waste sorting is mandatory and i also wished it was here. The issue of waste management in towns around here is very demanding. It is even more sickening as what is here is open dumping. I guess i am lucky i don't live anywhere new any of them. I have however visited a site or two and the condition is sickening. Well i guess the picture will show more about the stuation
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@JudyEv (141090)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov 15
The rubbish that we generate is a huge problem throughout the world. I wouldn't want to live near a rubbish tip.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
I would not want either and i am glad i don't
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
13 Nov 15
In the Uk, the rubbish may be piled up above ground, but will eventually be covered in earth. Such places still produce noxious gases and poisonous chemicals that leach into the soil. We should all try to use less and recycle more
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
I still dream of the day i will see people recycle around here or here a law on recycling has been put in place
@slund2041 (3374)
• United States
13 Nov 15
We have landfills where I live.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
Lucky you,open dumping is just pathetic
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@NeldaHoxie (1388)
• United States
12 Nov 15
We used to have that here in the US. Our dump was a giant hole. When the garbage piled up to a certain height, they would burn it. It did smell. It hasn't been that way in 35 years though.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
With a big dump like the one here not even burning can help
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@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
12 Nov 15
On a windy day, the smell has to be horrible.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
I agree more so for those who live near them
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
13 Nov 15
Dumping sites here in New Delhi have already crossed their limits and they don't have more capacity to absorb but tonnes of waste is generated everyday. Only God knows what will happen to waste. Each Government should seriously think about waste management else, people will start getting diseases because of stench emanating from these dumping grounds. Luckily, we don't live near any open dumping ground.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
I have heard of case studies where diseases have been found among children living near these dumps and yet little is being done Here the waste too is exceeding the rate of the dump capacity
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
13 Nov 15
@Missmwngi Yes, you are right. It is apprehended that dumping grounds which are packed to capacity will engulf the residential space one day.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
@dpk262006 Here i guess it has surely done that
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• United States
15 Nov 15
If recycling programs did not cost so much I am sure we could have them in every city here in the USA but of course, something so resourceful and healthy, cannot be cheap !
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Nov 15
I agree with you
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@Tampa_girl7 (27430)
• United States
13 Nov 15
We burn a lot of our garbage.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
Mmmh i see,how do you do it like open burning or their is a better way to avoid smoke in the air
@just4him (132105)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Nov 15
I would imagine sickness and disease is prevalent around open dumping.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Nov 15
Sure that is the case with children and women being the most affected