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Describing and Explaining Solid Waste
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Sustainable Cities Institute: Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Solid Waste Collection Programs: Overview

Sustainable Cities Institute: Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Solid Waste Collection Programs: Overview | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it

Compares the Traditional and PAYT disposal ideas

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HowStuffWorks "How Landfills Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Landfills Work" | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it

"What happens to all of that trash the dump truck picks up every week? It doesn't just disappear into a parallel universe: Each day, we all contribute to the local landfill, and the waste disposal system is pretty involved."

Explains the operation of Landfills including the importance of leachate and methane gas. 

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Comparing Closed and Open Recycling

Open-Loop Recycling - waste from one product is recovered and used in the manufacture of another, lower quality product

Closed - Loop Recycling - waste material is used to manufacture the same product with no loss in quality - the process can theoretically be carried on indefinitely. In practice there will always be some loss of quantity so small amounts of "top-up"
feedstock will be needed

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Open-Loop Recycle

Open-Loop Recycle | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it
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The process to composting at Nature's Way

The process to composting at Nature's Way | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it

The process to composting...

Video for Composting (Flash so video does not show up on scoop.it) 

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Closed-Loop Recycling

Closed-Loop Recycling | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it
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What is Solid Waste - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

What is Solid Waste - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation | Solid Waste Project | Scoop.it
Solid waste means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded materials including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material,...
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