Eco Reading Guide-Recycling - Reading Guide Date 29 Feb...

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Reading Guide Date: 29 Feb Article Title: Is Recycling Worth it? What about this article did you find most interesting or important?: I was glad to see the depth in which the author wrote, allowing the reader to view environmental and economic benefits and downfalls of recycling. It even takes the types of things that are recycled into consideration, for example, bottles with PET and how that material allows one to recycle and what they can used the recycled goods for. How does this apply to Campus (think of Student behavior, etc.): Campus makes it convenient for students to recycle, spreading awareness and letting them know that it can make an impact on the environment. Recycling bins are all over campus and even in the dormitories. What from the article stood out/shocked you?: Aluminum, for example, requires 96 percent less energy to make from recycled cans
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Unformatted text preview: than it does to process from bauxite. • But it's fair to say that, at this point, it generally costs a little more to recycle waste than it does to dump it. • "China is a tree-poor country," says Chaz Miller of the NSWMA, "so our recycled paper has become their forest, in a way." • Pay as you go trash organizations increased the amount of recycling by 30% • Even though a typical single-stream facility costs $8 million to $10 million, more than double the price of a dual-stream facility (where paper is collected separately), they have increased in number from 70 in 2001 to 160 in 2007. One question you would ask the author/Organization?: How would you go across promoting recycling, even with the economic barricades?...
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  • $10 million, 30%, $8 million, NSWMA

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