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  • Pollutants Of Recycled Material And Virgin Material
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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 ...
  • Brush And Leaves From Curbside Collection
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    The process of recycling brush and leaves from curbside collection saves the city lots of money. When residents place their clean brush at the curb, they must make sure the pile is no bigger than six feet long and six inches in diameter. All leaves must be placed in clear plastic bags. Brush is collected separately from the leaves because the leaves are taken to the comp post drop-off facility for recycling. When a waste hauler driver comes to the drop -off facility loaded with brush, he or she ...
  • Garbage In The Home
    677 words
    There are already ways of getting rid of garbage so people won't have to see it or smell it. For example there is incineration, in which trash that can't be recycled is burned. Although this meets the requirements mentioned above it has a downside. The burning itself causes waste and eventually it will have a bad effect on the environment. Recycling is a good process that reuses materials so they won't be wasted and cause waste. But many products are not recyclable, like plastics. There are a nu...
  • Saving Earth Recyclable Materials
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    Everday we hear more bad news about our planet. Reports tell us that wildlife and forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Newscasts give the latest word on how quickly earth is losing its protective shield and warming up. Newspapers lament the pollution of our air, water, and soil. What can we do in the face of such widespread gloom? In fact, we do not have to feel helpless. We can each learn practical ways to better our environment. For example, saving and recycling newspapers has a numbe...
  • Recycling Of Plastic And Other Common Materials
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    The world would be a better place if everyone would recycle. Recycling is one of the most misunderstood yet extremely important issues in our world today. Recycling is simply returning materials to their raw material components and then using these again to supplement or replace new materials in the manufacture of a new product. It is important for every person to take responsibility for his or her own contribution to the recycling effort. Recycling is known as reusing and restoring our garbage,...
  • Non Recyclable Material
    907 words
    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...
  • New Products From Recycled Materials
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    Timber ! Another tree comes crashing to the ground as the lumberjack cuts through the tree with his chain saw. John Hannah, former employee of the Ontario Parks Association (OPA) and Reference to Authority, says that everyday there is over 100 thousand trees cut down each day. Trees don't grow very fast so if that number remains that high, we will run out of trees very soon. But if we recycle, that number will decrease because when you recycle, the need for new raw materials also decreases. If e...
  • Recycling Of Elv
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    Comparing approaches to end-of-life products in two countries. A Comparison between Environmental Legislation in the European Union and Australia Introduction; End-of-Life Vehicles in two Countries: Approximately 9 million end-of-life vehicles are discarded in Europe annually. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates the annual figure at 500,000, increasing. End-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are defined as automobiles no longer in use for their original purpose, transportation, and either d...
  • Polyurethane Foams
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    Originally two German chemists named Wertz, in 1848, and Hentschel, in 1884 made the first Isocyanate, one of the building blocks of Polyurethane. Originally polyurethane was developed for military use by Otto Bayer, in the late 1930's, and was the first to make polyurethane commercially available. Molecular Structure Polyurethane is a polymer that consists of repeating units [ROOCNHR'] n. 'R' can represent a different alkyl group, which is obtained by removing a hydrogen atom from a hydrocarbon...

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