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Good Morning Sunday,

Rise and shine! A little trivia to wake you up, the phrase 'rise and shine' originated as a military order in the late 1800s; with 'shine' meaning 'act lively and do well.' So, get up and act lively and do well today.

You can’t do anything about the past, and you don’t know what the future holds.


Good morning Sunday 🌞 Rise and shine 🌞 All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream 🦋

However; when you wake up this morning; you can make up your mind to do your best to enjoy the day. For example, the other day I posted my mini video and misspelled the word potential on the caption. I was going to delete it, but thought why. I’m human and make mistakes too. I have this quote that I love hearing from time to time - There is no mistakes just lessons, Love and trust yourself, remember anything is possible.

With that said, today I am going to blog about our problem with overcrowded landfills. However, before I continue, I would like to thank Dan for without his editing, this would not be possible. He does read each article and has been giving me some input, which he stated that some of the information is boring. I replied, I know – but I feel it is necessary to share all the information that I had researched and gathered on pollution.

I do not know about you, but before now I had no clue that all this was going on. It is happening to us slowly and killing many. I had no idea what different diseases would be linked to the types of pollution that is out there.

“Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” – Nanea Hoffman

Landfills are sites designated for dumping rubbish, garbage, or other sorts of solid wastes.

Historically, they are the most common means of disposing solid waste which is either buried or left to pile in heaps. Landfill is a common phenomenon around the world, especially due to the increased number of wastes from our homes, schools, offices, hospitals, and markets. Some landfills are well managed and designed as part of integrated waste management.

However, most communities leave the landfills unattended to which cause land pollution and uncontrolled buildup of all sorts of solid waste materials. Here are the causes, effects, and solutions to landfills.

“A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common method of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world.”

We face a simple choice. Either we go back to the days when everything was disposable and landfill dumps consumed our countryside at an increasing pace, or we recognize that we have limited resources and need to use them wisely and sustainably. Hilary Benn

Solid waste is the number one contributor of landfill waste disposal. Homes, schools, restaurants, public places, markets, offices and so on produce a great deal of rubbish, garbage and used materials. The bulk of these wastes eventually end up in the landfills. Examples of the solid waste materials include wood, paper, plastic, broken furniture, glass, grounded cars, obsolete electronic products, and hospital and market waste.

Because most of these waste materials are non-biodegradable, they heap in the landfills where they stay for years. The scenario is even worse for poorly managed waste disposal systems and normally results in damage to the land and the surrounding environment.

I think if we're going to have to landfill trash, and I think we basically have to, we might as well get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving the environment in so many different ways. Ed Rendell

Agricultural wastes arise from waste materials generated from animal manure, crop, and farm remains. The solid wastes like the animal manure and other agricultural by products are collected and dumped in the landfills. These agricultural remnants are highly toxic and can contaminate the land and water resources. Once in the landfills, the wastes remain there for years impacting on soil quality and polluting the land.

Industrial processes, construction activities and power plants produce a wide range of solid byproducts and residues. The predominant waste products are generated from oil refineries, power plants, construction works, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural product producers. The solid wastes usually find way to the landfills.

As an example, oil refinery processes produce petroleum hydrocarbon byproducts while construction works generate wood, plastics, and metal wastes. Regardless of the fact that industrial manufacturing, power generation and construction works are regulated, their byproducts and residues from time to time find way to the landfills.

Films go into vaults, art into museums, and music into halls of fame. Most fashion is worn for a few seasons and off-loaded into the recycling bin or, worse, some landfill. Robin Givhan

Increasing urbanization and population growth rate is considerably accountable for the increased number of landfills across the world. With the increase of population and urban growth, the demand for manufactured products and materials increases. As the demand increases, so does the increase of solid wastes.

In particular, plastic pollution has been on the rise in the first decade of this century due to rapid urbanization and population growth and most of the used plastic materials simply end up in the landfills. In most urban areas, plastics form the greater part of the landfills and constitute about 80% of all the municipal waste.


Who says leftovers cannot be different❓ With a little imagination you can create a different meal🍆



First night; squash, tomato sauce, crushed fire roasted tomatoes, olive oil, celery, onion, mushrooms, peppers and spices.


1. A little secret, I boil the spaghetti squash until it gets soft. Take it out of the water and let it cool.

2. As the squash is cooling, add some olive oil in a pan and then put the celery, onion, mushrooms, peppers and spices also in the pan.

3. Sauté until soft.

4. Next, add in the crushed fire roasted tomatoes and tomato sauce.

5. Let cook.

6. This is when you can take the squash and cut it open, to scrape out the seeds and then add the inside and scrape the insides of the rest of the squash in to the sauce mix.

7. Let cook.

8. Now, this is where I like to take some of the dish that is in the pan and put it in another pan, which I cook in the oven to get the top brown.

Bon Appetite, enjoy

In the picture, I also have a salad. You can create your own with what vegetables you have in your refrigerator. Since I was, we little, my mom always had a salad at dinner time. So, I’m keeping that tradition.


Leftover night; eggplant, olive oil and leftovers.


1. Put some olive oil in a pan.

2. Add some eggplant slices and cook until both sides get golden brown.

3. Next take the leftovers out of the refrigerator and put in a pan.

4. Add on top the cooked eggplant slices.

5. Stick in the oven until the top gets lightly brown.

Bon Appetite, there you have it two dishes in one.

Until tomorrow, I will be blogging on drastic effects of landfills. I have always wondered why it was important to recycle and to go green. Now I know why, we need to start now in order to control this form of pollution. Again, things just didn’t happen overnight, so it will take time to fix.

Have a wonderful weekend. There’s no better way to wake up in the morning than with a smile on your face. While a good night’s sleep and sweet dreams aren’t always the case, the one thing you can always count on is creating your own happiness.

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