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
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