TITLE

FROM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

AUTHOR(S)
Seldman, Neil
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
BioCycle;Nov2003, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aspects of recycling in the U.S. are discussed. The percentage of discarded materials recycled has rose from five percent in 1968 to 30 percent in 2003. Major cities and small towns have reached 40, 50, and 60 percent recycling, composting and source reduction. The forces railing against recycling include the virgin materials industry and the waste hauling industry. Recycling, composting and waste reduction have been percepts of sustainability because they offer long-term solutions. They foster cooperation among governmental agencies, community organizations, schools, local private haulers and manufacturers. Finally, recycling parallels the entrepreneurial optimism needed for a sustainable economy.
ACCESSION #
11518481

 

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