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    Recycling Realities

    Wagner Free Institute of Science

    Online, PA Online
    • Thursday May 27th 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    • Thursday June 3rd 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    • Thursday June 10th 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    • Thursday June 17th 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    • Thursday June 24th 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
    • Thursday July 1st 2021, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

    This eye-opening course on the realities of recycling may change your recycling habits. In 1960, 94% of the municipal solid waste generated in the US was disposed of in landfills or open burn pits.


    In 2013, the majority of waste was still landfilled (53%), but 34% was recycled and 13% was burned with energy recovery. Changing technologies, waste compositions, regulations & increasing environmental awareness drives how we and the rest of the world treat solid municipal waste.

    This course will survey current recycling technologies & policies, with emphasis on the recovery of value from municipal solid wastes. In addition to addressing the recycling of glass, paper products, food wastes & traditional common metals (iron, aluminum, copper, etc.), special attention will be paid to plastics & technology metals recycling.

    Wagner Communications Coordinator
    (215) 763-6529

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