Study puts US landfilled volume of solid waste at more than double EPA estimate

Landfill capacity has increased over years


(USA) – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has grossly underestimated the amount of municipal solid waste going into American landfills. Instead of the 132m short tons (1 short ton = 0.907 metric tonnes) estimated by the EPA for the year 2012, new findings put the figure at about 289 short tons – an ...

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