• Landfills In Indiana Municipal Landfill
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    November 22, 2004 Dear City Council, The purpose of this letter is to ensure that the City Council has the most current information regarding municipal landfills. This information is critical in our efforts to maintain the integrity of our city. As the mayor of this fine town, I feel it is my duty to keep the citizens of Sullivan up to date with the most current information with regards to our city; as such I have researched landfills and compiled my findings here for your consideration. First a...
  • Solid Waste Recycling Energy Recycled
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    When I was a child, recycling was only important at school. My teachers would always tell me that recycling was good for the earth. But, I didn't really show any concern, because my parents never really mentioned recycling until I got older. I started recycling aluminum cans, because I found out that companies paid money for recycled cans. The first time I took my cans to be recycled I got forty dollars, so naturally it became a regular hobby of mine. Not only did the money impress me, but also...
  • Solid Waste Grocery Composting Industry
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    COMPOSTING AND THE GROCERY INDUSTRY The following bulletin was prepared from Grocery Industry Committee on Solid Waste October 24, 1991 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Solid waste composting is an important component of an integrated solution for solid waste management. Composting can divert organic, compostable materials, not otherwise recycled, from the solid waste stream and convert them into a useful product. Composting is environmentally sound, technically and economically feasible and meets local waste ...
  • Pollution Solid Waste
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    Pollution, contamination of Earth's environment with materials that interfere with human health, the quality of life, or the natural functioning of ecosystems (living organisms and their physical surroundings). Although some environmental pollution is a result of natural causes such as volcanic eruptions, most is caused by human activities. There are two main categories of polluting materials, or pollutants. Advertisement Biodegradable pollutants are materials, such as sewage, that rapidly decom...
  • Disposable Diapers Vs Cloth
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    Three distinct issues are at hand as we discuss the prospect of taxing the use of disposable diapers. The first of these is the environmental impact issue, supplemented by the general belief that the government is subsidizing the paper industry. The second issue is a compilation of convinces, health issues, and timesaving to the modern family and child care provider. The third, and most important, is the regressive nature of the tax. From all of the issues a recommendation will be made. The Envi...
  • Landfills Sanitary Landfill
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    Landfills by Brandon Noll Landfills are places where all our trash goes when we no longer need it. Each person in the United States makes an average 4. 5 pounds of garbage per year. And every year the United States as a whole produces 4, 036, 300, 000 metric tons of solid waste each year. All of this waste does not just disappear, 80 percent ends up in landfills. In the following report I am going to tell you about the different types of landfills there are, the problems that have come up with t...
  • Recycling Millions Of Tons
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    Reusing products is one way to cut down on what we throw away this is called recycle. Recycle reduces the amount of waste that needs to be buried in a landfill. This reduction in volume may result in reduced disposal costs to add to the useful life expectancy of a landfill. And recycling puts discarded material to valuable use, cutting down on a litter and conserving natural resources. In some localities, recycled materials are sold. A person living in an industrialized, wealthy nation may produ...
  • Environmental Protection Hybrid Vehicles Cars
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    "In the United States, approximately 6. 6 tons (almost 15, 000 pounds carbon equivalent) of greenhouse gases are emitted per person every year" (U. S. Environmental Protection Agency). Naturally occurring greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Certain human activities, however, add to the levels of most of these naturally occurring gases: Carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere when solid waste, fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), and...
  • Solid Waste Disposal Materials Recycling Refuse
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    Waste disposal is the process of getting rid of the waste materials that people generate. People produce gaseous waste, such as carbon monoxide from cars; liquid waste, such as sewage; and solid waste. The many kinds of solid waste include paper and plastic products, bottles and cans, food scraps, and junked automobiles. Solid waste is also called refuse or garbage. If not disposed of properly, it looks ugly, smells foul, and creates health problems by attracting insects, rats, and other animals...
  • Solid Wastes Hazardous Waste
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    Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste. Households create ordinary garbage. Industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous waste. The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) regulates all this waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA's goals are to: 1. Protect us from the hazards of waste disposal 2. Conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery 3. Reduce or eliminate waste, and 4. Clean up waste, which may have spilled, leak...