From the Back Cover
Authoritative, up-to-date answers on every aspect of recycling--that's what this definitive resource provides. Packed with the best ideas, procedures, technologies, and programs from around the world, The McGraw-Hill Recycling Handbook gives you concise, practical advice on: *Recycling priorities, waste stream management, separation and collection systems, processing facilities, and public awareness programs *Specific recyclables, including tires, glass, plastics, yard waste, paper, construction debris, household toxic materials, and many more, with pinpointed guidance on collection, processing, new product potential, and costs *Facility design, recycling equipment, material recovery, transfer stations, collection, transport, and processing *Implementation and cost control *Extensive recycling sources of government agencies and professional associations *Handy glossary and detailed index From organization to evaluation, from technologies to cost-cutting economies, from consumer psychology to community case histories, this recycling resource is the most inclusive you can find. Put this book to work today to make the world work better tomorrow. NEW SOLUTIONS IN THIS EDITION *European, South American, Canadian, and Asian legislation and new technology successes *Theme parks, ballparks, and resorts *Electronic and mercury-containing devices, lamps, textiles, and carpeting *Medical waste *Recycling closed landfills *Odor control *Economic alternatives *Latest rules and regulations
About the Author
Herb Lund is an environmental engineer and the author of McGraw-Hill's Pollution Control Handbook, as well as the first edition of this book. He chairs the Recycling Seminar in cooperation with the Florida Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste, held annually in Key West, Florida.