Are you seriously burning plastic rubbish??? You know that's the worse - releasing toxic fumes and other really dangerous stuff which then gets back into the soil and water. I hope you at least wear a gas mask when you burn that stuff.
What would you do with it? It can't be recycled and I doubt the landfill is a better solution. We are surrounded by open land, no near neighbours and what we burn is mostly paper. The plastic bag doesn't make up much of it. If you have a better solution, please don't keep it to yourself.
Yes, landfilling plastic is better solution than burning it (in your backyard, not in specialised facility).
If you’re referring to burning your own plastics out back, then heavens, get thee to a landfill. Burn barrels and other backyard incineration methods release terrible, toxic smoke packed with dangerous chemicals, and plastics produce some of the worst offenders. Among them: dioxins and furans (hormone-disrupting, cancer-causing substances that build up in water, soil, crops, and our own bodies) and styrene gas (which damages the nervous system). This sort of thing is dangerous not only to you, the burner, but to your neighbors. Much better to sequester your plastics in a landfill — if those are your only two options.
Came from here but if you just google it there is lost of other sources available.
How is one going to get to the land fill? By burning fossil fuels? I think you are replacing one problem with another bigger one.
They had a couple of brain dead greenies on TV a couple of years ago. They were going "zero waste". They believed that driving around different shops to get products with no plastic packaging was good for the environment. They saved a few grams of packaging but burnt a few thousand grams of petrol doing so. 1 step forward, 1000 steps backwards.