With Seoul quickly expanding and the smell worsening something had to be done. A wall was built to keep the leechate from seeping into the river. The trash was covered with earth and trees were planted. The site has been divided up into several parks.
Korea has made strides in reducing its waste mainly in terms of widespread recycling efforts however elaborate and redundant packaging for presentation sake seem deeply rooted. Until that issue is confronted real headway wont be made.