I'm curious about how trash disposal is handled aboard a starship. Specifically the difference (if any) between one with a replicator or not.

Is there any mechanism to turn the trash back into energy, reverse-replicate so they can recycle that material? Or do they just shoot it our into space?

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    +1 for connecting trash disposal with repliction – Bookeater Apr 24 '16 at 13:42

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