A national shift from the use of virgin raw materials to greater use of recycled raw materials could significantly reduce our nation's energy needs. Local governments are slowly but increasingly establishing solid waste recycling programs, but they are commonly operated as "add ons" to the existing solid waste disposal system rather than being an integral part of it. The result is both energy and monetary waste, and the taxpayers have to pick up the bill. A case study from Rolla, Missouri, quantifies the energy conservation and monetary costs and benefits of a coordinated solid waste disposal-recycling system.
Tryon, Charles P. and Tryon, Sharon S., "John Doe's Wallet and Jane Doe's Purse Look at Hometown Recycling and Energy Conservation" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 183, pp. 639-645.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy from Solid Wastes
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13 Oct 1976