Garbage and recycling by Lauri S. Friedman

By Lauri S. Friedman

Advent -- ch. 1: Is rubbish a significant challenge? -- we're working out of room for rubbish / David Lazarus -- we're not working out of room for rubbish / Alan Caruba -- rubbish within the ocean is a significant hazard / Greenpeace -- the specter of ocean rubbish has been exaggerated / Alexi Mostrous -- Plastic luggage are a major environmental threat / Katharine Mieszkowski -- Plastic luggage usually are not an environmental probability / innovative Bag Alliance -- ch. 2: Is recycling powerful? -- Recycling is efficacious / Tom Zeller Jr. -- Recycling is useless / consistent with Bylund -- Recycling is environmentally pleasant / Economist -- Recycling isn't really environmentally pleasant / Daniel okay. Benjamin -- Recycling conserves assets / Cit of citadel Collins, Colorado -- Recycling wastes assets / Lucas McMillan -- ch. three: What position may still the govt play in rubbish and recycling efforts? -- Recycling may be necessary / Kathleen Ochshorn -- Recycling shouldn't be needed / Michael D. Shaw -- the govt. should still lead efforts to recycle electronics / U.S. executive responsibility workplace -- the govt. are usually not lead efforts to recycle electronics / Dana Joel Gattuso -- urban governments should still ban plastic baggage / Jennifer Clapp -- urban governments usually are not ban plastic baggage / Juliet S. Samuel -- evidence approximately rubbish and recycling -- companies to contact.; Debate at the factor of rubbish and the effectiveness of recycling

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3. Name three consumer products the author says can be made from recycled plastic bags. This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions. 46 Garbage and Recycling This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions. According to the author, plastic bags are better for the environment than paper bags, which are more expensive and resource-intensive. Is Garbage a Serious Problem? 47 This text has been suppressed due to author restrictions. com. 48 Garbage and Recycling Fast Fact The Competitive Enterprise Institute states that plastic bags produce 60 percent less greenhouse gases than paper bags.

Profitable, since the government actually generates revenues from selling recycled materials and products made in the recycling process. The final recycling process costs less than is earned from selling the recycled products. Recycling Is Not Efficient However, this is common government logic: it is “energy saving” simply because government does not count the time and energy used by nine million people cleaning and sorting their trash. Government authorities and researchers have reached the conclusion that the cost of (a) the water and electricity used for cleaning household trash, (b) transportation from trash collection centers, and (c) the final recycling process is actually less than would be necessary to produce these materials from scratch.

Is Recycling Effective? 55 So far, Europe has led the world in recycling packaging materials— principally through the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive of 1994. The EU [European Union] directive calls for manufacturers, retailers, and others in the product chain to share the recycling burden. The author thinks that recycling materials requires a mature recycling infrastructure like the ones developed for recycling car batteries and their highly toxic materials. 56 Garbage and Recycling With the exception of hazardous wastes, the United States has been slower to embrace the concept of “extended producer responsibility,” as the idea is known, according to Bill Sheehan, director of the Product Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Athens, Georgia.

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