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The Waste Crisis: Landfills, Incinerators, and the Search for a Sustainable Future

Hans Tammemagi

Abstract

As populations continue to increase, society produces more and more waste. Yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to build new landfills, and the existing landfills are causing significant environmental damage. Finding solutions is not simple; the problem is enormous in size, vital in terms of its impact on the environment, and complex in scope. This book provides a vast look at solid waste management in North America and seeks solutions to the waste crisis. It describes the magnitude and complexity of the problem, focusing on municipal wastes and placing them in the perspective of other w ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195128987
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195128987.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Tammemagi, author