Facts About Incineration and Landfills by jackl17

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									       Facts About
Incineration and Landfills
 166.9 million tons of garbage
 (57.9% of the municipal solid
 waste stream) per year are either
 incinerated or sent to a landfill.
 Thataverages to 3.08 pounds of
 trash per person per day (or
 1,124 pounds per person per
 year) going to the dump or being
 burned.
 Aluminum  cans and plastic bottles
 have the lowest landfill density.
 Glassbottles and food waste have
 the highest landfill density.
 Food waste, yard waste,
 corrugated boxes and furniture
 are the largest items in the
 disposal stream.
       Wait a minute!

 Couldn't the cardboard be
          recycled?

Could any of the rest of it be
          recycled?
             Sure!

Next we’ll look at another way to
              recycle –

          Composting!

								
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