Web Date: July 21, 2010
Making Better Trash Decisions
After you sort your household trash into various bins and drag it out to the curb, solid waste managers must next confront several options when disposing of the refuse. To minimize the disposal's environmental impact, they pick between three main fates: recycling, incineration, and landfills. Now researchers have devised a new way to assess the most efficient and environmentally sound way to handle the trash moving through a city's waste management system (Environmental Science & . . .
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