Project: Tec Talk
Solid waste production from any nation can be directly linked to GDP, meaning higher the GDP, higher is the amounts of waste produced. The amounts of solid waste produced n the USA per capita is among the highest in the world with current levels being approximately 4.5 lbs/ person/day. The composition and amounts of of solid waste generated can vary significantly and depends on the region and season. This talk will describe magnitude of the problem, how the waste is managed today, and potential new and novel pathways for waste destruction to produce clean energy with minimal emission of harmful pollutants.