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21 Jan 2018
Athens, Greece First recorded municipal waste dump. Regulations require all solid waste to be dumped no less than a mile from the city.
New Testament - Bible mentions Sheoal, a dump outside of the city of that periodically burned.
England- Parliament bars waste dispersal in public waterways
Paris, France- Garbage piles so high outside of the Paris gates, it interferes with city defense.
New York- The first garbage incinerator was built and used in the USA
New York- First rubbish sorting plant for recycling
Nottingham, England- First synthetic waste incinerator used
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Paper is made from recycled fibers
USA- There are approx. 300 waste incinerators throughout the country
USA- The EPA issues criteria prohibiting open dumping.
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