The highest location in Anne Arundel County, Maryland is the county landfill. That's somewhat of a logical and logistical nightmare when you figure that height is all based on throwaways.
As a a class, we've been there twice--May of 2009 and then again October 2010. They were working on filling the last section, and it was remarkably noticeable how much higher it was on the 2nd trip than our first one a year and a half earlier. That section of the landfill is slated to be filled by 2030--begging the question, what happens next? Where will the trash go then? (For more on that trip, checkout my Landfill Slideshare Presentation.)
Maybe if we see how exactly a landfill works, and get more people on board with that, recycling rates would finally go up...and things would begin to change with our own trashing of our planet.
Source: Reusable Shopping Bags
Infographic from http://www.reusethisbag.com/reusable-bag-infographics/how-a-landfill-works.php
Saturday, March 8, 2014
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