John Gerzema: Green & Green

John Gerzema: Green & Green
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John Gerzema
  • 2 november 2010


With a population of fifteen thousand and a land area of less than four square miles, the city of Everett Massachusetts collects as much as forty tons of solid waste on a given trash day. For years less than ten percent of this burden was recycled, leaving a substantial amount to be disposed of at landfills or incinerators at a cost of roughly $75 per ton. With landfills and other trash-handling facilities already overburdened, the cost to taxpayers and the environment rises every year.

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