What is the effect of composting things instead of land-fill?

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Rob Beavan asked the Naked Scientists:
Hey guys. Great show. Helps with my daily commute.

My question is this : have any studies been carried out in regards to the effect of reducing the amount of items going to landfill that now get composted or otherwise disposed of ? Surely there will be a knock-on effect?


What do you think?
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What is the effect of composting things instead of land-fill?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2008 23:03:23 »
Presumably they both give rise to large amounts of CO2 and methane?
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What is the effect of composting things instead of land-fill?
« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2008 17:06:12 »
Although isn't composting a rather good way of recycling your food
and other rubbish??
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