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Solid Waste Lab Trevor Nestor Period 1
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Data: Volume  (Gallons) Pape r Plasti c Meta l Cardboar d Clothes and  Textiles Yard  Waste Glas s Kitchen/Food  Waste Othe r Day 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Day 2 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Day 3 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 Day 4 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 Day 5 4 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 Day 6 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 Day 7 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 Total 16 3.5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 Questions: 1.) The list of materials from greatest volume to least volume is: paper, kitchen/food waste, plastic, cardboard, and then everything else (metal, clothes and textiles, yard waste, glass, other). 2.) Redundant packaging makes up about 20% of the waste. 3.) About 50% of the waste can be recycled (some waste is not suitable even if it is paper or plastic). About 40-50% of the garbage is recycled. 4.)
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Non-recyclable waste can be reused in compost piles, as firewood (as in the case with some yard waste), or as containers (some plastic bags can be reused). Napkins, paper towels, and tissues can often be used more than once before they are thrown away. 5.) (50%/100%) x (50%/100%) x (16gallons + 3.5gallons + 1gallon + 6gallons)/week x 100households = 662.5 gallons of waste/week About 662.5 gallons of garbage are recycled in my area each week.
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