This is undeniably false. It is true that there are fewer landfills in our country today than there were ten years ago, but their capacity has increased greatly.
According to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency done in 2001, the nation's landfills could accommodate 18 years' worth of trash, an amount 25 percent greater than in the decade preceding it. Recycling is often praised as stemming the massive flood of trash into our landfills; in reality, the total land area required to hold
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