Project Description

Effects of Waste Management Methods on Public Health: The Case of New York City

Yunshu Cai

New York has adopted open dumping, uncontrolled landfills, incinerators, controlled landfills and recycling for waste treatment methods in the past eighty years, and the MSW collection system has changed from trolleys, carriages, diesel trucks, and modern trash collection vehicles. Although aiming to realize “Zero Waste” before 2025, it is still a big challenge for New Yorkers. Developing a complete MSW management system is significant and introducing marine transportation and WTE are better solutions for current situation.

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