REDEVELOPMENT OF DUMPING GROUNDS IN INDIAThe Netherlands
The Indian government received a loan from the World Bank to start up several pilots for soil investigation and remediation. The APPCB and WBPCB (Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and West Bengal Pollution Control Board) assigned two large-scaled dumping grounds (Dhapa site at Calcutta, West Bengal and Kadapa site at Andhra Pradesh). The pilot studies resulted in an overview on the contamination and possibilities for redevelopment. As for these two sites domestic waste is the main waste type and possibilities for recycling domestic waste are already present, this project screens the potential of Landfill Mining:
Plastics can be re-used in the plastics industry.
The soil present in these dumping grounds can be re-used as soil.
Vegetable waste can be re-used as fertilizer.