Documents the Big Business of Trash

Posted: November 19, 2011 in Global Trash
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The industry, worth about $52 billion, is booming. In the U.S. we produce 250 million tons of trash each year – enough to cover the state of Texas…twice.

According to the show, the largest sanitation department in the world is in New York City, home to 8 million people and nearly 12,000 tons of garbage and 2,000 tons of recycling produced every day.

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via Trash Inc. Documents the Big Business of Trash – Earth911.com.

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