Abstract: Garbage is a video available from A&E, a production from the History Channel. "Time was, folks just dumped garbage wherever they wanted--buried it in their backyards or threw it in the ocean. In the age of recycling and dwindling resources, these low-tech disposal methods are still distressingly prevalent, but there are whole new ways to take out the trash. Hold your nose and take the plunge into the fascinating world of GARBAGE. MODERN MARVELSTM traces the history of disposal and looks at the controversies surrounding trash as we enter a new millennium. Garbologists, scientists, sanitation workers and government officials share their opinions and insights while footage shows how everything from massive landfills to modern recycling centers work.From the three Rs of conservation gurus to the ongoing problems of how to contain the environmental hazards from old landfills, GARBAGE is a comprehensive look at a problem that won?t ever go away." The 50-minute video is available for purchase ($24.95 July 2004) but is also widely available through recycle education centers across the region.
The above item is provided for informational purposes only. Mention of trade names, commercial products, or for-profit organizations does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for use by either the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center or the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: Arts and Entainment Store, History Channel
Date of Publication: July 2004
Resource Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
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