The amount of municipal waste being disposed of in the US is more than double -- 262 million tonnes (metric tons) versus 122 million tonnes in 2012 -- previous estimates, our new study shows. We also found that the US has plenty of space to put it all -- more than 70 years' worth of space, actually.
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New York was pretty much a cesspool in the 19th century. "We were a laughingstock," as anthropologist and trash historian Robin Nagle once put it. But in an odd way, New York owes its current success to its refuse -- after all, it's built on the stuff.