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RCRA Online Number:50935
Title:Success Story: Turning Garbage Into Gold
Document Date:07/01/2002
Description:This document discusses the fact that organic waste comprises a significant portion of the U.S. municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. EPA estimates that the nation's MSW contained 85.7 million tons of paper and paperboard in 1999, 25.2 million tons of food discards, 27.7 million tons of yard trimmings, and 12.3 million tons of wood--adding up to 66 percent of the total waste stream. Similarly, compostable waste in Massachusetts accounts for as much as 70 percent of the state's total MSW by weight.
Topics:Recycling, Waste Minimization, Source Reduction
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EPA Publication Number:530-F-02-021
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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