The incredible story of incinerated trash ash loaded on a ship in Philadelphia for disposal in 1986, only to return to Florida for disposal after traveling the world for 14 years.
It was just regular household trash, incinerated in Philadelphia and loaded on a ship for disposal in 1986. That was the beginning of an incredible journey for 15,000 tons of ash as it traveled around the world in search of a final resting place. Now, 14 years later, some of that ash still waits off the coast of Florida."If everybody had to dispose of all their waste within a mile of their home, the incentive to reduce it would be far, far greater. If you could send it to themoon, you would have no reason to reduce it...[a]nd unfortunately, to some people, Haiti is like the moon."
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
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