Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dumping the Dumps


In 2012, the U.S. generated 250.9 million tons of trash, nearly three times as much waste as in 1960, says the EPA.
All that waste has to go somewhere. For years, it’s gone into dumps, or in today’s more politically correct lingo, landfills. But as landfills fill up, communities looking for new ways to tackle municipal solid waste are turning to “zero-waste.”
Two of those communities, St. Louis Park, Minn., and Minneapolis, are on track to clean up their acts sooner, rather than later.

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