Spiegelman, Helen; Sheehan, Bill
February 2006
BioCycle;Feb2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p30
Trade Publication
The article reflects on the challenges and alternative approaches to municipal solid waste management in the U.S. Waste surveys conducted in the 20th century reflected a failure on the current programs and led to a more promising alternative approach to municipal waste management which favors composting. Based on the report, the Product Policy Institute proposed that municipal waste policy should distinguish between product wastes and biowastes and should be managed in separate systems. The municipal waste management system should focus on biowaste management while product waste recycling should be viewed as an extension of the marketing system and managed through arrangements between brand owner and supply chain contractor and supported by sound policy and regulatory framework by the government.


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