Environment: Good Ideas

ON LAND. Each day residents of New York City churn out 23,000 tons of garbage. Each day garbage men burn it in incinerators located around the city or dump it as landfill in swamps and other areas within the city's five boroughs. But incineration adds to New York's air pollution, and landfill areas are rapidly vanishing. What to do with the daily mountain of garbage? Treat it, answers a company called Ecology, Inc., and then sell the end product.

Ecology, Inc.'s $2,000,000 Brooklyn plant is grinding up about 150 tons of garbage per day. Ferrous metals are removed by magnets. The remaining...

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