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Unformatted text preview: year The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill. http://recyclingfacts.org/ In the US 33.4% of solid waste is either recycled or composted, 12.6% is burned in combustion facilities and 54% makes it's way into landfills Acid Batteries Aluminum Cans Building Materials Cardboard Chemicals Electronic equipment Glass (particularly bottles and jars) Lead Magazines Metal Newspaper Oil Paint Paper Plastic Bags Plastic Bottles Steel Cans Tires White Goods (Appliances) Wood Writing/Copy Paper Yard Waste...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ZOO 121 taught by Professor Russell during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08