The Semakou Landfill Island

An island made of trash?

Singapore has created an island named Semakau at sea in an area of 350 hectares, to safely dispose waste in an environment friendly way. Semakau Landfill is filled mainly with ash produced by Singapore's four incineration plants, which incinerate the country's waste. Contrary to popular belief that Semakau Landfill would be another dirty and smelly landfill, the care put into the design and operational work at the landfill has ensured that the site is clean, free of smell and scenic. No marine-life was damaged in this process at all.

“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”
- Antoine Saint-Exupery-


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