VIDEO: What Happens To NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons Of Trash | Business Insider

VIDEO: What Happens To NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons Of Trash | Big Business

Business Insider – March 21, 2121

New York City is one of the most wasteful cities in the world. But none of its trash is actually processed in NYC.

It’s sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills as far away as Ohio and South Carolina. It takes a vast network of sanitation workers, trucks, trains, cranes, and barges — and $429 million a year — to get it there.

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  • brandli62  On 05/13/2021 at 7:00 am

    Landfills are ticking time bombs. In Europe landfills are forbidden and the trash ends up in incinerators. The heat generated from burning trash is used for power production or to heat neighbourhoods in the winter. Guyana should build one or two garbage incinerators and stopp disposing garbage in landfills.

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