Category Archives: Landfill statistics

Landfill Laws Changing E-waste Disposal

Computers, cell phones, televisions, printers, copiers and other electronics have been banned from landfills in 17 states throughout the U.S.  Seven of these bans took place in 2011 and 2 more take effect soon (Illinois in January 2012 and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Photo Paper Doomed for the Landfill

Did You Know? According to the Kodak Website, photographic paper cannot be recycled due to the thin layer of polythene used to control water absorption and faster drying, so do not mix it in with other paper in the recycle … Continue reading

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Landfill statistics and Zero Waste America

If you lived in America in 1960, you generated about 2.68 pounds of waste a day. By 1970, we averaged 3.25 pounds per person, and when the 21st Century started, we were on our way to 5 pounds per day. … Continue reading

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The sights and smells of a landfill

According to CleanAir.org, the Southern U.S. have the most landfills – 726 – compared to only 134 in the Northeast U.S. Welcome to the south, ya’ll! Here’s one of my local Carolina landfills, complete with vultures…and, unfortunately, many of our … Continue reading

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Finding new ways to recycle old landfills

THIS may be the best thing since sliced bread.  It’s a great solution to deplete our landfills AND create a renewable energy alternative!  This technology seems to be the answer, it almost appears to good to be true…but gives us … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect on Recycling

Wikipedia defines Butterfly Effect:         The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly‘s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of … Continue reading

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Electronics are responsible for most of the toxic garbage in America

Did you  know? On America Recycles Day November 15, 2010, the White House Administration established a task force to prepare a national strategy for responsible electronic stewardship. Electronic waste (aka “e-waste”) contributes about 70% of the toxic garbage in our … Continue reading

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Landfill Statistics in the U.S… Staggering

Landfills are at all-time capacity levels.  Here are some hard facts that should get you in the recycle mode! *   Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage a year, and some reports show over 400 million tons. *   Since 1960, … Continue reading

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