“Though they live in the garbage, they are not garbage… I found them to be so lovable I could not stop myself from helping them.” (Ramon Obusan).
This is the site to seek information about Global Waste. It is a consolidation of information from global sources and witnesses about Waste, Landfills, Dumps and Pollution.
Trash is becoming a larger and larger problem for us and for the environment. As we continue to waste more and more, we use more natural resources and increase pollution in our world.
Solid waste landfills play an important role in modern-day society and are indispensable for handling humanity’s unprecedented rates of consumption, however, the adverse health and environmental effects of ever-growing landfills pose serious risks that are essential to understand so we may further acknowledge the importance of holding onto our items and reusing them as long as we can
Landfills remain out of sight and out of mind for most people, but many of the world’s poor depend on these collections of waste for their income and food. Though landfills allow people to survive in the short term, they sicken and kill the people who attempt to live off of them.
Living off of Landfills
Hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest citizens live and work on landfills, deprived of education and access to basic social services.
In Indonesia, for example, more than 2,000 families live on the Bantar Gebang landfill that lies outside of Jakarta, selling or consuming salvageable materials in order to survive.
In Baguio, Philippines, a 2011 typhoon caused the wall of the Irisan Dumpsite to collapse, killing three people. Though there are high incidences of death and disease among those who live on or near landfills, most of them lack other opportunities and are forced to live amongst waste to survive.
“Though they live in the garbage, they are not the garbage…” I found their lifestyle to be so miserable I could not stop myself from helping them. I could not stop myself from loving them, the people at the bottom of humanity.
Why am I doing this, to save the “Children of the Landfill”.
This is my ‘thank you’ to the informal recyclers of the world, The Landfill Pickers.
I am the Chief Executive Officer of GreenFire Engineered Reclamation and Director of the “Children of the Landfill” project.
GreenFire Engineered Reclamation is a Landfill Mining company. As such, we consolidate information and news about the waste going into the landfills and dumps around the world and the information about what can be done with it.
GreenFire is about water. The world is water and most of it is polluted. Information will address the rivers for the world, their condition and the efforts to clean them.
GreenFire is about Plastic. Plastic in the rivers, in the oceans and in the environment in general. We have turned our planet into “Plastic Soup”. We will illustrate the “Soup” and how to deal with it. In this effort the discussion will include the collection of plastic and the processes that might be employed to recycle and reuse 100% of the plastic waste.
GreenFire is humanitarian.
There are approximately 20 million people forced to live on the landfills and dumps around the world. They are not recognized or supported, they are the invisible reclamation forces of the landfills.
We will tell their stories and how they can be helped. We call them “The Children of the Landfill” (CotL).
GreenFire is industrial.
We will tell how we can reuse the plastics that is collected form the landfill. This we will turn into usable plastic via 3D printer filament which is used in the GreenFire distributed manufacturing and the Children of the Landfill will do the manufacturing.
Below are the categories of pollution information. You may click on the one that is of interest.
- 3D Print Manufacturing
- Air Pollution
- Children of the Landfill
- Electronic Waste
- Food Waste
- Global Waste
- Human Rights
- Landfill Economy
- Landfill Mining
- Medical Waste
- Ocean Pollution
- Plastic Pollution
- River Pollution
- Token Economy
- Water Pollution
- Water Purification
- Water Shortage