Thursday, May 15, 2014

Residential Recycling Is On The Rise

APRIL 29, 2014

Headlines such as the one above are very encouraging for those of us that want to see the life of existing landfill space extended and a reduced need for opening new sites.
Another benefit is the saving of finite natural resources such a petroleum, trees and metals. Our grandchildren will thanks us if we continue to increase our recycling efforts.
Data from the Ohio EPA:
From 1990 to 2012, in Ohio. the highest landfill disposed pounds of solid waste per person per day was 5.46 pounds. The lowest point was 2012, the last year of record, was 4.07 pounds. If applied to Wilmington's landfill, the savings of landfill space would be 28,00o cubic yards per year.

Paul Hunter

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