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Upside/Downside is Talking Trash: Ohio’s Solid Waste Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 5:30 PM

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The average American throws out more than 1500 pounds of trash a year. But most of us don't think much beyond the garbage truck that hauls it away. And that brings us to our weekly look at the region's economy - upside / downside. ideastream®'s Ida Lieszkovszky has been on the trash trail and she joined Morning Edition host Eric Wellman to talk about Ohio's trash economy.

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The entrance to the Carbon and Limestone Sanitary Landfill Carbon and Limestone Sanitary Landfill Office Trucks haul trash to the landfill. Much of it comes from out of state.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Environment, Other, Energy

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