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Why should we avoid sending waste to landfills?

Diverting waste away from landfills prevents pollution that can harm our health and the environment. Reducing, re-using and recycling waste can bring economic gains and secure access to critical raw materials. More jobs at higher income levels are also created by recycling than by landfilling or incinerating waste.
Why should we avoid sending waste to landfills?
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