Will California Be Buried Under A Mountain Of Trash?

As California's population climbs past 34 million people, a heralded decade of recycling and trash diversion is being overtaken by unceasing population growth.

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October 7, 2001, 10:00 AM PDT

By Christian Madera @http://www.twitter.com/cpmadera

"In 1991, after recycling started to take hold, California's dumps accepted 36,506 tons of trash. Now, after a decade of recycling, diverting and composting, the figure is higher, according to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, the agency that monitors garbage. Its statistics show the dramatic early drops in annual landfill tonnage have been overtaken by 4 million newcomers and one of history's biggest economic trash-generating booms."

Thanks to Christian Peralta

Sunday, October 7, 2001 in The San Diego Union-Tribune

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