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[GreenYes] Heat from organic decomposition in landfills
Hello. I've been told that the anaerobic decomposition of organics in a
landfill produces heat and temperatures high enough to melt plastic
which then contributes to the toxicity of the leachate. 
 
Can anyone answer a few questions for me?
1.	Does anyone know what kind of temperatures we're talking about
here?
2.	What kind of plastic is melted at this temperature? PET bottles
and produce bags or computer housings and Big Wheels?
3.	What kinds of toxins result from this melting?
 
I appreciate your help.
 
Linda Smith
Community Outreach Director
Eco-Cycle
303.444.6634
 


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