Anonymous asked in EnvironmentOther - Environment · 4 weeks ago

What happens when furniture is sent to the dump?

What happens to couches and mattresses? How do you break them down? Does it sit there in the environment forever and become buried?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Pretty much everything that is sent to a landfill sits there forever. Landfills are generally designed as high-tech tombs for trash and to prevent breakdown, because that leads to toxic leachate and methane. Even food and newspapers thrown away 20 years ago are generally still intact.

    Furniture thrown away is no different. It just sits there, pretty much forever. 

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