The Waste Word Blog

  • May 16, 2017

    It’s estimated that human beings are responsible for putting a shocking 8 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Learn what local residents are doing to make a difference in Atlantic County. 

    Microplastics


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    May 15, 2017

    “Casino Boom Needs Sewers,” read the headline of a 1978 Press of Atlantic City article focused on the new Atlantic County Sewerage Authority (now ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility). The article reveals the importance that hidden infrastructure like the treatment plant has played in the growth of our local economy and fights the misconception that environmental regulation hinders economic development.

    Article_CasinoBoom 

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    April 5, 2017

    Back in 1970, California was choking on smog, lead was being pumped into the air through car exhaust, the Great Lakes were dying from the waste of industrial steel mills, DDT had decimated bird populations, sewage was being dumped into lakes, rivers and bays, factories were belching out toxic smoke into the air and sludge into the water systems. There were little penalties, accountability, or repercussions.

    LitterDocumeria



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