Friday, November 17, 2006

History of Solid Waste Disposal

* Lack of Solid Waste management led to the epidemic of plague that killed 50 percent of 14th century Europians.

* By 19th century, public health measures were started tı be taken collection and disposal of food wastes to control vectors of disease.

- In 500 BC, the Athens organized the first municipal landfill in the western world and required waste disposal tı be at least one mile from city walls.

- The first incinerator in the US is built on Governor's Island, New York (1885)

- In 1888, English Parliament puts a ban on waste disposal in public waterways and ditches. Waste disposal methods involve simply throwing garbage out of windows and doors.



afiong said...

thanks for the historical overview of solid waste disposal. very informative.

the entry is however not complete.

please post complete entry on the history.

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affy said...

thanks for the informative backgroung of solid waste disposal. tthe information however is incomplete.

please send remaining part of the text to my e mail.

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