Sunday, February 17, 2013

The islands Special To Waste

Rubbish is a difficult pose thorny problems unraveled until now. The problem continues to exist as a solid waste is a growing area, it was difficult to find a location for a landfill.
Here are four islands in the world's landfills were used for waste management.

1. Thilafushi, Maldives
Thilafushi located west of Malé, and is located between Kaafu Atoll Giraavaru and Gulhifalhu of Maldives. It is geographically a part of the channel Vaadhoo. Thilafushi first received waste from Malé on January 7, 1992

Work started with only 1 landing craft, 4 heavy trucks, 2 excavators and wheel loaders single.
Over the years - the early years of waste management, with a volume of 37,500 ft3 holes (1060 m3) extracted, after sand obtained from the excavation is used to build a walled enclosure around the internal perimeter. Waste received from Malé is deposited into the middle - the middle of the hole, ending with a layer of uniform construction waste and then leveled with white sand.

Initially there was no segregation of waste as it is now to be dealt with immediately because the main bertambah.Yang mass accumulation is a means of supporting industrial activities on the island as the boat manufacturing, cement packing, processing and warehousing of various large scale.
One of the biggest contributors are residents of Malé Thilafushi.

Thilafushi not only act as the savior of their own waste problems, but also sent them from cement warehouse storage and other bulk storage facilities.
Maldives government is now striving to maximize the management and processing of waste with more advanced technology in order to reduce the level of environmental pollution around the island.

Located 8 kilometers south of Singapore, and the island of 3.5 square kilometers, the Semakau designed by engineers in Singapore NEA.
It consists of two small islands that have been connected with a stone embankment. The inside area is divided into 11 bays, lined with thick plastic and clay to prevent unwanted materials pollute the sea.
Since beginning to be used in 1999, four of 11 bays have been filled, covered with soil and planted with grass. Greening a cost of approximately $ 400 million, can store up to 63 million cubic meters of waste, enough to meet the waste management Singapore until 2040.

Yumenoshima, JAPAN
Yumenoshima is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay that really - really made ​​out of trash.
It began in the late 1960s (although some sources say began in the late 1950's or late 1970's) by the city / prefecture Tokyo as a solution to some of the garbage problem.
But a solution was found in 1972 when the city government decided to make it into a park. Now the space is covered by eucalyptus trees and equipped by train, green areas for picnics, sunbathing, and anyone looking for relaxation. Between the park premises is a bridge and a yacht marina.

A very large island, twice the size of Texas floating somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii.

It consists of 80 percent plastics and weighs some 3.5 million tons of floats where few people ever travel, in no man's land between San Francisco and Hawaii.

"Growing garbage, waste along with the rest of the world ocean, tenfold every decade since 1950," said Chris Parry, public education program manager with the California Coastal Commission in San Francisco.

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