Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine

Feb 21, 2011 6:32 AM ET
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RecycleMatch Zero Waste Blog

Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC.

And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night:

  • Garbage is being reborn in ways you can’t imagine

  • Where some see a problem, others see dollar signs

  • From Waste Management – we can sell the waste we pickup every day for $10 Billion, we realized there is value in the materials

  • 80% of what we throw away is recyclable but only 28% is getting recycled

  • The largest landfill in the US is the size of ...

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