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Municiple Solid Waste (MSW) is a problem...but is it a problem we are solving? First, MSW is the collective term for trash or garbage that consists of everyday items such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries.

Now, consider these two graphs:

Discuss the trends you see? Discuss how the two graphs are related? And finally, are we improving in our management of MSW? Elaborate.

Source: http://www.epa.gov/msw/facts.htm