chem paper - tereohthalate. Laundry detergent bottles and...

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Brehana Vassalluzzo Recycling: Paper, Plastics, Glass, Metals By recycling glass we reduce air pollution. Glass can always be recylced. (1) Producing one ton of new glass creates 27.8 pounds of air pollution, while processing recycled glass produces 14-20% less air pollution. Recycled glass is used for pebbles in fish bowls and vases. It is also used for insulation, construction materials, and new glass jars. Aluminum, steel, and bi-metals are a big thing thats recycled and re-used. Recycled aluminum cans make new cans and save energy.(1) One recy-cled can saves eough energy to light a one hundred watt bulb for 3.5 hours. Canned food is usually packaged in recycled steel. There are sculptures all over downtown Canton that's made out of recycled steel. The most recycled plastic is high density polyethylene and polyethlene
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Unformatted text preview: tereohthalate. Laundry detergent bottles and milk jugs are usually made out of recycled plastics.(1) It takes twenty years for a plastic bag to decompose. Trash barrels in parks are usually made out of recycled plastic also. Recycling plastic is important because it takes a long time to decompose and can harm the enviroment. Recycling paper can save a lot of trees. By simply recycling one sunday newspaper you could save a lot of trees. (2) The average household throws away thirteen thousand seperate pieces of paper each year. Paper is the biggest material in municipal solid waste. Recycling conserves natural resources, and saves landfill space. (1) http://www. (2)
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course CHEM 115643 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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