Current Status and Prospect on the Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States

미국(美國)의 도시생활(都市生活)쓰레기 재활용(再活用) 현황(現況)과 전망(展望)

  • Received : 2011.07.26
  • Accepted : 2011.10.11
  • Published : 2011.10.31


This study describes the national municipal solid waste stream of the United States based on data collected and published by EPA for 1960 through 2009. This paper characterizes the municipal solid waste stream of the nation as a whole, and can be useful for understanding the nationwide stream of America. Among the various materials contained in MSW, recycling status of the major materials of paper and paperboard, glass, metals, plastics, food scraps and yard trimmings are discussed somewhat more minutely.


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