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The State of Garbage in America

The 17th Nationwide Survey of MSW Management in the U.S.
A joint study by BioCycle Magazine and the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University

Latest national data on municipal solid waste management find estimated generation is 389.5 million tons in 2008 — 69 percent landfilled, 24 percent recycled and composted, and 7 percent combusted via waste-to-energy.

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2017-12-08T12:08:15-05:00October 8th, 2010|EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

Proceedings of the 2010 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

On October 7-8, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council hosted its 2010 Bi-Annual Meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were 28 presentations and 15 posters in the meeting. In 2010, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council requested nominations of urban areas that are close to attaining the ideals of Sustainable Waste Management. The awards were given to the City of Vienna (Austria) for being one of the cleanest (as well as “most livable”!) cities in the world and to Lee County of the State of Florida (U.S.A.) for being one of the first urban areas in the U.S. to approach “zero waste” by minimizing landfilling.

2019-01-19T12:37:13-05:00October 7th, 2010|2010, Events|