National Geographic : 1972 Oct
In this age of affluence, we have more of everything. Including more trash. 182,000,000 tons a year. And what to do with it is a real problem. Burning it produces smoke and fly ash. Open dumps breed insects and disease. Many cities bury their problem. It's cheaper, cleaner, more efficient and healthier. And waste burial, or sanitary landfill, is a good way to turn low value land into a community asset. Los Angeles County reclaimed an abandoned strip mine with sanitary landfill. The result is the lush, 87-acre South Coast Botanical Garden. Find out what you can do in your community. Write for the free booklet, "What can you do with refuse?" to: Caterpillar Tractor Co., Dept. 718G, 100 N.E. Adams St., Peoria, Illinois 61602. Or ask your local Caterpillar Dealer to show you the film, "The trouble with trash." You have a lot to gain. We can make the world a better place to grow up in. Caterpillarmachines will help. Caerpllar CATERPILLAR Caterpillar, Cat and®areTrademarks of Caterpillar TractorCo.