chapter  2
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Virgin Material Intensity and Waste Management

IN RECENT YEARS, depletion and waste accumulation have emerged as serious material problems in the public perception. And because it works directly toward the conservation of virgin materials and directly against the accumulation of waste materials, recycling has received considerable attention. In spite of the fact that it is essentially a piecemeal effort, increased recycling has been proclaimed a national goal in several recent pieces of national legislation.