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English translation: send 57% of the trash somewhere else

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English term or phrase:divert 57% away
English translation:send 57% of the trash somewhere else
Entered by: Michael Tovbin
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03:47 Apr 9, 2008
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English term or phrase: divert 57% away
The context is waste treatment. What's to divert way? And divert away 57% of what?

They then invented the ‘landfill’. But these lasted about as long as the pots and pans
put out when the roof is leaking. Now they are being capped and states are mandating
haulers divert 57% away, increasing to 75%, until finally, in 2020, 100% - no landfills.

Further along the ‘wake-up progression’ came recycling and restraint.
Abdelmonem Samir
Local time: 07:10
send 57% of the trash somewhere else
Explanation:
divert away from landfills
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Michael Tovbin
United States
Local time: 00:10
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4 +9send 57% of the trash somewhere else
Michael Tovbin


  

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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +9
send 57% of the trash somewhere else


Explanation:
divert away from landfills

Michael Tovbin
United States
Local time: 00:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kmtext
2 hrs

agree  Sheila Wilson: 100% of trash used to go to landfill, now it's 43% (the rest is recycled)
3 hrs

agree  orientalhorizon
3 hrs

agree  Jack Doughty
3 hrs

agree  Vicky Nash: and with Sheila too
4 hrs

agree  Tania Samuelsson
6 hrs

agree  Phong Le
21 hrs

agree  Shirley Lao
2 days2 hrs

agree  V_N
5 days
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Apr 12, 2008 - Changes made by Michael Tovbin:
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