Monday, April 13, 2009

Land-fill or Dump?

Thursday we visited the Two Pine Landfill in Pulaski County. It was one of the most interesting field trips we've been on in a while. We saw first-hand how methane gas is turned into electricity and how they supply that electricity to 4500 homes in North Little Rock. We learned many interesting facts about landfills. We were able to see how the trash is brought in, deposited, covered, and how the entire process works. They even let the kids create a "land-fill" dessert and taught them about the layers involved in the process. My big question was when did it become politically incorrect to call the land-fill a dump? Isn't that what it really is afterall?

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