Down in the Dumps: America's Garbage Crisis

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

This video, hosted by Scott Simon, looks at all aspects of managing America's municipal solid waste (garbage). After World War II came the advent of disposables and a garbage crisis that forced America to look at managing waste differently. Many issues are discussed, including recycling, incineration, landfills, economics, liability and transportation. An interview with William Rathje, a garbologist, offers insight to how waste breaks down in a landfill. A family of 5 is shown how much garbage they produce in one year. New technologies are finding use in the byproducts of a landfill. This video clearly shows that solid waste needs to be seen, believed and understood. Produced in 1993

Author: 
Maryland Public Television
Topic Areas: 
Waste Management
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Adult
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
60 min.
Date Produced/Published: 
1993
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
Yes
Quantity: 
1
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Available for free* two-week loan from:

Learning Resource Center & Library
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
resourcecenter.pca@state.mn.us

*borrower pays return postage.