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Unformatted text preview: Both maple trees and cotton have caused huge issues in terms of human uses, such as deforestation and over cultivation of arable land. I am trying to choose between maple flooring, which is grown locally but goes through an extensive manufacturing process, and cotton rug, which can be recycled and re-used but degrades the environment due to lard amounts of pesticides. 2. When comparing these two products in terms of negative environmental effects I would look at transportation costs, embodied energy, water emissions, and air emissions. 3. A. Maple B. Cotton C. Maple D .Cotton http://www.cotton.org/edu/faq/ http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Cotton.html...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BCT 191 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '10