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    Solid Waste Problem in the U.S.

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    Present two factors contributing to the solid waste problem in the U.S. How could these factors be changed or controlled for the better? What problems are there with current recycling efforts? What is being done in your area relative to recycling?

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    A large part of the solid waste problem in the United States has to do with the consumerism culture. We have a tendency to simply buy and acquire something, use it a minimal number of times, and dispose of it after, as opposed to purchasing something that can be reused and maintained over a longer period of time. This obviously creates more waste per unit time. Look at cell phones for example. Certain companies produce phones which have a life expectancy of a year or two, after which they are ...

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    The expert examines solid waste problems in the United States.