recycling - K r isten Walsh Core Science December 6 2009...

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Kristen Walsh Core Science December 6, 2009 Extra credit Environmental Issue: Recycling Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution and water pollution by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste management and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” waste hierarchy. Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. More things that are recycled are aggregates and concrete, batteries, biodegradable waste, clothing, timber, and paint. Although similar, the composting or other reuse of biodegradable waster – such as food or garden waste – is not typically considered recycling. Recyclable materials are picked up by the city or town at the curb, then sorted,
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  • Spring '08
  • Mckracken
  • Greenhouse gas emissions, Waste, potentially useful materials, Container deposit legislation, mandatory recycling collection

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