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“Buried packaging stays around a long time, sure, but so do rocks, minerals, and other subterranean items,” consultant Sterling Anthony opines. “Packaging poses no more threat than these simply because it endures.” Let us know if you agree with Anthony’s “landfill misconceptions.”

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