Waste management from dumps to landfills

Humans have always produced a lot of waste. From prehistoric times until fairly recently, people who lived in towns just dumped the waste somewhere. Now we have the sanitary landfill. What’s the difference? Have we found an adequate solution? Dumping … Continue reading

The past, present, and future of solid waste disposal

Revised February 27, 2017 When prehistoric humans gathered together in villages, they soon decided they didn’t want to keep all their trash in the village with them. That decision marks the birth of the discipline of waste management. People have … Continue reading