I'm an ecologically-minded person, and very concerned about climate change as well as chemicals in our modern society harming us. (Short list of steps I've taken include stopped using all Teflon pans 5+ years ago, got rid of all BPA and polycarbonate plastics, etc) We recycle a LOT. Like equal to our trash. It's easy to do and thankfully we have single-stream so it all goes in one bin. But I've always wondered if it's really that big of a deal. (Other than things like aluminum that use so much energy refining from the bauxite) I've read stats that say that the landfill space taken up per household is way smaller than you'd imagine, and that we have oodles of open space enough to hide centuries of trash under the dirt. So what's the reality of a landfill? Is it so bad?