Who Should Take Out the Trash?

September 1991
Society;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p3
Academic Journal
This article provides information on the study Who Should Take Out the Trash? conducted by Kenneth Chilton, Deputy Director for the Center for the Study of American Business, which explores the solid waste problem in the U.S. In 1991 according to the study, there is still enough landfill and waste-to-energy capacity in existence and being developed that policy makers can continue to pass popular legislation and avoid tough choices. Thus, state and local packaging and product bans flourish, and optimistic recycling mandates are legislated in state house after state house. Federal legislators also are anxious to provide regulatory solutions to municipal solid waste problems. While no method of waste management is risk-free, modem landfills and incinerators are certainly low risk.


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