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Stopping the Clock: An Argument for the End of Age and Trash Discrimination - Trash and aging go hand in hand. Take for example a pair of shoes. When a person uses a pair of shoes consistently, the soles will begin to wear down and holes begin to form. A person may repair the sole and patch up the holes, but eventually there comes a time when the well-worn shoe is beyond repair and it is time to chuck them in the trash bin. Trash is made up of things that have aged to the point of uselessness; things that have become undesired and worthless. A person can easily tell when an item is no longer of use to them, but controversy ensues when a person attempts to determine when a human being begins to lose their usefulness....   [tags: aging, trash, relationships, elderly]
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No Such Thing as Trash - Paper was invented thousands of years ago but the mechanized method of paper making took a long time to reach the United States. This country did not start manufacturing its own paper until 1690, when William Rittenhouse established the first paper mill near Germantown, Pennsylvania (Papermaking Moves). Now there are over five hundred mills in this country and “each year, more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers” are published in the United States alone (All About Paper)....   [tags: paper products, environmental concerns]
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Trash Talk - Literally let’s talk trash, even in an environmental conscience society no one really wants to talk about how they dispose of their garbage and whether they recycle or not. Regardless, the next time you throw something in the trash bin, stop and consider where well your garbage end up, most likely in an over-crowded landfill. According to estimated statistic taken in 2006 “55% (percent) of our waste will be buried in landfills, 33% (percent) will get recycled, and 12% (percent) will be burned in incinerators” (Human Footprint)....   [tags: Environment ] 1467 words
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Space Trash - Space trash is any discarded object in space that is harmful to every living being on earth. Since the nineteen-fifties we have been launching items into space. With our hopes and dreams in hand we hoped for the best but that is not what happened at all. There are millions upon millions upon millions of space junk in space. Now there is no possible way to get rid of all the debris, but with the cooperation of all nations we can help to stop the spread of this debris once and for all. Space leaders are in danger of all the harmful objects we have put into space....   [tags: space junk, space exploration]
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Rural Trash and Recycling Throughout History - ... “Trash removal can be more expensive in a rural area than in a city. It is illegal to create your own trash dump, even on your own land. It is advisable to know the cost for trash removal as you make the decision to move into the rural area. In some cases, your only option may be to haul your trash to a state permitted disposal site yourself. Burning waste in a burn barrel is legal in some circumstances, but open dumping and burning accumulated piles is not. It is never permissible to place a burn pile or trash barrel within the county right of way....   [tags: pickup, landfills waste management] 908 words
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Improper Trash Disposal - The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42 Chapter 82, Subchapter I, Section 6903 (1976) defines disposal as “discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters.” Practices for the collection of solid waste ranging from the types of trashcan, or reusable waste containers, to training operators collecting solid waste, and maintaining records associated with the waste collection system, required for federal agencies and recommended...   [tags: Waste Management] 934 words
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Making Trash Useful - It is an accepted thought that trash is useless garbage. "Trash," as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown away. This paper will acknowledge the facts that disprove this definition. Trash can be viewed different ways by so many people and this will lay out some of those very clearly. The reason for this paper is to explain ways to make use for garbage that no one wants, and as a result, better the environment, lifestyles, and our overall value of being on planet Earth....   [tags: Recycling and Composting]
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Analysis of Two Articles on Trash Disposal - First I will summarize an excerpt out of Heather Roger's essay, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage published in 2005. Second I will summarize Lars Eighner essay On Dumpster Diving published in 1995. Our government needs to immediately enforce a set of strict standardized laws that carefully regulate and monitor the disposal of todays and more importantly tomorrow trash. I will argue that this is necessary for large corporations and businesses to deduce their consumption. Finally I will argue that we need to educate the public about the importance and need to restrict our consumption to secure our future....   [tags: Environment Views, Standardized Laws]
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Dorm Trash Dumpster - The world forgetting, by the world forgot. BOB BOB BOB A panicked scream combined with his rapid breathing from the stress of having escaped death. A choked whimper of absolute terror as he felt the wash of air over his small, body as the clawed, black paw swiped back and forth. The small being curled up fetally and crammed himself closer to the far end of the drainage pipe, praying the beast would give up soon, the small circuit lined gem in his forehead flashed a vibrant yellow as fear became more and more prevalant....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1576 words
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Trash from Treasure - An eagle soars high, free of the shackles of the Earth and its restrictions. That eagle is the United States of America, the most powerful nation in the world. The American Dream is to get something for nothing. Started by a small colony of Puritans seeking religious freedom in 1620, the United States has become the flagship of opportunity, where trash turns to treasure, and anyone can become anything. However, I digress. I would assert rather that the American Dream is to nurture and earn something from nothing....   [tags: U.S. History] 507 words
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Position Paper about Trash in Campus - Position paper about trash in campus Nowadays environmental pollution plays a very important role in the biggest questions in our everyday life. It is easy to find there is so much trash around us even in our beautiful campus. For example, these days I usually see some cans, wine bottles, and some paper trash like packaging bags in my way to class. I wake up every day with a smiling face, but at the time I see them, I can not smile anymore. I think no one can stand the green trees, the red flowers growing in the sea of the trash....   [tags: environmental pollution] 787 words
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The Trash Problem at Savannah State University - ... If we do not do something now, the campus could begin to look ruined and the animals that live on the campus could be endangered also. Evidence Many schools across the United States have taken the initiative of recycling and reducing their carbon footprint and help preserving the wildlife that’s found on or around their campus. Warren Wilson College located in Swannanoa, North Carolina is nearly self-supporting, getting food and lumber from its own organic gardens. Warren Wilson runs vehicles on biodiesel, owns hybrids and solar-charged carts and is a leader in green building and design and the streetlamps are solar-powered to lower light pollution....   [tags: recycling initiatives] 1014 words
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Poverty in Andy Mulligan´s Trash - ... I strongly agreed with this statement because I believe that, youth are impressionable, and if they don’t have a good role model to represent justice and fairness, hence the job of a police officer, they will assume that the world is unfair and discriminatory and unsafe . Also, since the police are corrupt in Belala, there in so structure and secureness, hence making the country of Belala similar to an anarchy. An anarchy, means chaos, and with that all morality and sense of wrong or right would be abandoned, youth would be less likely to make good choices and continue in the cycle of poverty they were born into....   [tags: book, club, corruption, stral, discrimination] 762 words
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Municipal Solid Waste a.k.a. Trash - ... L. Martin and R. B. Tedder, 2002). This facility continue to function until 1990 when it was closed by the Solid Waste Authority for recreational Purposes. Dumps sites were outlawed because it was basically just owner of land allowing people to dump their trash in valleys or quarries (W. L. Martin and R. B. Tedder, 2002). Dumping waste in this matter one can imagine how hazardous this becomes, and can understand why something had to be done to fix this method of disposing waste. Keeping this system would allow an increased potential for health dangers, rodent, leachate, sanitary issue, odors etc and will violate many of the standards in place for waste management....   [tags: garbage, landfills, organic] 559 words
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Removing trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre - Re: Removing trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Gyre Dear , Pollution all around the globe in an increasing problem effecting the entire planet. As human beings continue to consume more and more products, the waste produced by these products also increases. Unwanted bottles and packaging from land as well as buoys and netting from boats is finding its way to the sea. These items float on the surface of the water and drift at the mercy of the ocean’s currents. Gyres, which are circular surface currents, gather the trash from offshore and spin it into a massive rotating vortex of pollution in the middle of the world’s oceans....   [tags: Pollution]
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The Importance of Literary Trash - The Importance of Literary Trash I've heard it said that the goal of "serious literature" is to illuminate the human condition. If that is the case, the error of serious literature is that it is far too simple-minded and attempts to illuminate the human condition by portraying it directly. The great strength of myth, legend and their modern-day successor trashy genre fiction is that they don't just show us the human condition, but interpret, highlight and contrast it by showing us the larger than life symbols....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 653 words
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Comic Books are not Trash - Comic Books are not Trash Comic books are cheap entertainment that trash the minds of our children. How often have I earned this. And I’ve disagreed with it every single time. If people were willing to go beyond that old stereotype, they would see that comic books are not that much different from other books. The thing is, as for many books, to choose wisely the ones we let our children read. Thus, you will see that comic books aren’t so bad. First, let us all remember that the authors, regardless of what type of writing they do, can always influence the minds of their young (and not so young) readers....   [tags: miscellaneous] 583 words
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Environmental Problem: Ocean Dumping and Trash Pollution - ... In addition, some boater’s will dump their trash directly into the sea, which at one point was the main cause of plastic being in the ocean. For example, in 1975 the National Academy of Sciences figured that about 14 billion pounds of garbage was being deliberately dumped into the ocean and polluting it every single year. Incredibly and horribly, that amounts to more than 1.5 million pounds per hour of pollution to what takes up most of the planet we live on. According to the same source, the United States could be very likely be the source of just about one third of this intentional ocean pollution, mostly comes from merchant shipping boats especially cargo-associated....   [tags: resource, global climate, regulation] 629 words
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Intelligent White Trash in the Snopes Trilogy - Intelligent White Trash in the Snopes Trilogy William Faulkner's three novels referred to as the Snopes Trilogy submerge the reader into the deepest, darkest realms of the human mind. The depth of these novels caused the immediate dismissal of any preconceived notions I had toward Faulkner and his writings. No longer did his novels seem to be simple stories describing the white trash, living in the artificial Yoknapatawpha County, of the deep South. The seemingly redneck, simple-minded characters of the Snopes family, when examined closely, reveal all the greed, guile, and brilliance in the human heart and mind....   [tags: Snopes Trilogy Essays]
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Why the World Should Recycle - A common sight to a visitor on a beach in the U.S. is garbage that has been pitched by another person or washed up on the beach, after it has been carelessly thrown away. All the carelessly disposed of trash eventually accumulates, rather it be in one place, such as a landfill, or in many places just dispersed and spread out, like litter. In 1997, Captain Charles Moore came across a large trash deposit, while sailing in his boat, Alguita, in the pacific. What he encountered that day could only be described as a floating continent of trash, which today has names such as “trash vortex”, “plastic soup”, and Eastern Garbage Patch”(Friedman 7-10)....   [tags: Environment, Trash] 2594 words
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Heart of Darkness - A Reform Piece or Racist Trash? - Heart of Darkness - Reform Piece or Racist Trash.        In 1890, Joseph Conrad spent four months as a steamship captain in the Congo. Like his character Marlow, Conrad became both physically ill and greatly disturbed as a result of his experiences. The Congo haunted Conrad, and despite the fact that he spent relatively little of his time there, he felt compelled to write about his experiences years later.1   Indeed, the Congo had a profound influence on Conrad. While there he met Roger Casement who was to become a life long friend and ally in the campaign against Leopold II....   [tags: HOD Joseph Conrad Racism Prejudice]
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Sweden's Unusual Solution to the Energy Crisis - ... Covanta Energy processes 1,000 tons of solid waste in twenty-four hours; the plant provides enough energy to power 23,000 homes each day. According to Center of American Progress every ton of waste converted to energy offsets one ton of greenhouse gas emissions (“America’s Wasting” 1). Sierra Energy is using FastOx Pathfinder which outputs include hydrogen, carbon monoxide, which are synthetic gases and can be burned to produce electricity, ethanol or diesel fuel. FastOx uses gasification, which is more efficient than incineration and eliminates toxic byproducts that come from burning trash....   [tags: trash, landfill, recylcling] 1429 words
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The End of Natural Habitats - The End of Natural In recent years, environment pollution is becoming a contentious problem, the list of dangerous human life and environment continues to rise. It is well known that trash waste is the most common to air pollution and water pollution caused by human activities. In fact, environmental is gradually be degraded, this is unavoidable fact because there is no way of improvement huge impossible recycle trash as we move into centuries later. This can be seen clearly in movies, Wall-E is one of movies might value most....   [tags: environment pollution, trash, plastics] 1002 words
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A Not so Clean World: Plastic Pollution - ... Most of the plastic that invades our oceans isn’t biodegradable (“Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans”). People tend to think because plastic isn’t biodegradable they can just take machines and pick up all the trash piles that have accumulated. This is a wrong idea because the plastic shrinks into smaller pieces over time releasing dangerous chemicals. The unknown dangers of plastic is what makes this a huge social awareness problem. Plastic does not biodegrade in sea water. It breaks down into infinitely smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight (some particles smaller than a centimeter) and remains in the ocean for hundreds of years (“Heal the Bay”)....   [tags: litter, trash, biodegradable] 1741 words
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Obstructed by the Trash Can - ... For this reason, he is bitter toward white men for denying him the opportunity to play professionally. Troy believes that African American men will never have the same opportunities in sports or work that white men do. He allows himself to be defined by the stereotypes of black men in the past and uses that same definition to define how he views his own prospects for the future as well as the prospects available to his sons. Troy’s youngest son, Cory, embraces the possibilities of the future....   [tags: August Wilson's stage production Fences]
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The Importance of Recycling to Our Health and Environment - Our world is getting to the point to where we will be surrounded by trash. There are hazards happening because of the excess trash, which could have been recycled. Although the government is not doing their best to make these hazards stop, surprisingly it is the non-governed organizations that are trying to make the difference. Proven studies and facts have been made about these issues, so people should take this into consideration and start recycling more. Recycling is a beneficial process that is not required globally like it should be because citizens are uneducated on the process and what it can do....   [tags: trash, hazards, radioactive supplies]
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Recycling Should Be Made Mandatory in Every Nation - ... There are other hazards happening because we are throwing away so much stuff that companies have to remake all of those products. Incinerators are places where waste is burned to ashes and if we recycle these can go away. Incinerators cause sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and lead (Nardo, 36-37). Factories that are making products like chemicals, plastics, pesticides, computer parts; prescription drugs and petroleum products are to blame for the toxic chemical leftovers in the dirt, sea, and oxygen (Gay, 17)....   [tags: poor nations, toxic trash] 903 words
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The Evolution of Racism: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird is a true American classic of the time and one of those seminal works that shaped a generation. The world is an imperfect place; we all know that, this book is a superb example of this. It specifically states in the book “Ewells hate and despise the colored folks” (Lee 229). This being said why do they hate them. Is it a logical hatred or just a figment of the imagination. They hate them because they remind them of themselves; it is fear that drives them to hatred. If one sit downs and truly gets to the heart of our problems as humans everything stems from one central idea....   [tags: fear, black trash, generation]
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The Big Picture of Littering - ... Just to name a few objects and how long they take to disintegrate: a piece of paper will take two to four weeks to disintegrate, a plastic bag will take ten to twenty years, a cigarette butt twelve years, an aluminium can two hundred to five hundred years, a six pack ring four hundred and fifty years, a glass bottle one million years, and a plastic bottle never disintegrate (Litter… It Just Isn’t Natural) Those are the most common pieces of trash that are left around (Littering Statistics). This is an issue because the trash will supposedly disintegrate so no one will or have to clean it up anyways....   [tags: health, disintegrate trash]
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Waste Management: Landfill and volatilization - ... Leachate collection system is the next part which makes the landfill up. This system collects water that has percolated through the landfill itself and contains some contaminating substances. The methane collection system collects all the methane gas that is formed during the breakdown of waste in the landfill. The final part of the landfill system is the covering or also known as the cap. This function of the landfill seals off the top of the landfill. Landfill gas is composed of a mixture of many different gases....   [tags: waste materials, gas, trash] 822 words
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Technology: Trash or Treasure? - ... Technology is not only decreasing a student’s focus, but it is also decreasing their motivation and patience to look for things. Students’ patience these days is declining. This is a high tech generation that promotes finding answers quickly and easily. James Heskett from the Harvard Business School stated that “high-speed technology is quietly resetting our internal clocks” (Heskett, 2000). This generation expects things to come quickly, and when they do not, students get frustrated. Students’ motivation to look for and research things is also waning....   [tags: teens, high school, technology, education, society]
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Environmental Issues in Journalism - ... During the months of Naples’ trash crisis, for example, ecomafia has often been used to hide several waste management issues that led to the crisis. Similarly, blaming and accusing camorra (Neapolitan mafia) of being responsible for ecomafia has often been a convenient ploy to hide somebody else’s responsibilities. The work of many journalists demonstrated that the real protagonists of this phenomenon are administrators, policy makers, businessmen and technicians. Criminal networks have an important but secondary role: they offer a cheap solution for a strong demand....   [tags: trash, crisis, influence] 534 words
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Throwing Away your Money - Section One Residents may be throwing away more than trash when the city run garbage trucks collect their rubbish. Government run solid waste collection costs approximately twenty-five percent more than when a private contract company is utilized. (Teel 1993) The concept of privatizations of solid waste collection services is nothing new. This change from using government employees and government owned trucks and landfills to contracting with a private company for solid waste collection is a trend that is getting more attention lately....   [tags: Environment, Trash Collection] 1990 words
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Plastic and the Ocean - ... Supposedly, 80% of garbage comes from land-based sources and 20% throw out from the sea ships. Theoretically, waste from the Western coast of North America moves to the whirlpool centre approximately in five years and in a year or less from the East coast of Asia. By the time plastic has arrived to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it splits into small pieces under influence of the sun and salt-water. Therefore, it is an incorrect representation that the garbage patch is as an island of plastic on which it is almost possible to walk....   [tags: debris, trash, coast, effects] 833 words
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Americans and Garbage - Garbage is defined as anything worthless, useless, or discarded. Unfortunately, Americans are professionals at producing trash. In fact, the average American household throws out four and a half pounds of trash each day, and collectively we produce 243 million tons of trash within a year (Smith). The problem of trash production has been around for ages, but it has continued to be ignored by the general population. Producing exceeding amounts of trash does not bother the majority of Americans, or they are unaware of the problem, otherwise the mind-blowing statistics would not exist....   [tags: Trash Production, Laziness, Garbage]
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Environmental Benifits of Up Cycling - Someone who up cycles enjoys the benefit of creating beautiful useful objects from materials that may have not been able to be absorbed back into our environment. They also get the benefit of saving money, reducing landfill space and the CO₂ in the atmosphere and even saving homes for animals that live in the environment. Contamination could be left over in the materials which could get possibly consumed. Up cycling allows us to not have ‘trash’ be thrown away and wasted; to be turned into something that can be used by everyone, such as a bench in a public park or a mural to represent a schools’ spirit....   [tags: re-using and re-creating trash]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Everybody throws away trash with little or no thought about where it’s going. What you might not know is that a lot of trash goes into our ocean. You may think it is not a big deal and that it’s just a little bit of trash in a really big ocean, but it’s not just a little bit of trash. In fact, it’s a whole lot. There is a place between California and Hawaii called the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, but is better known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. This area is the largest landfill in the world and is completely in the ocean....   [tags: trash, ocean, rubbish, plastic, glass]
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is trash that culminates up in oceans, seas, and other sizable voluminous bodies of dihydrogen monoxide. Its also known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex. It’s located in a high-pressure area between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California. This area is in the middle of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. For many people, the conception of a “garbage patch” displays images of an island of trash floating on the ocean....   [tags: marine debris, trash, ocean floor]
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A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping - A Functionalist Perspective on Illegal Dumping Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste or trash in areas other than permitted disposal sites. Forms of illegal dumping and litter include disposing of empty cans in a forest, pouring factory waste down a storm sewer, placing furniture along a back property line, dropping a bag of grass trimmings in an open field, and discarding cigarette butts on the side of the road. The many forms of illegal dumping translate to high costs for the environment and to society to clean up the waste....   [tags: health, safety, disposal of waste, trash]
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Space Junk and Its Chaos - Space debris: the accumulation and collection of trash left in orbit. Space debris is also referred to as space junk, space waste, orbital junk, orbital debris, and space trash. Space junk consists of nonfunctional satellites, old pieces of spacecraft, bits and pieces of booster rockets, lost equipment, and other pieces of garbage. The space debris travels all throughout Earth's orbit. During the twentieth century space race, space debris was beginning to be placed into Earth's orbit. This was subsequently done by humans, appropriately after the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite launched into space....   [tags: trash left in orbit, space debris]
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Why People Should Recycle - ... Over the years most cities in America have made recycling even easier for residents in their state. All recyclable material, such as plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum and steel cans, paper, and glass bottles and jars, can be put together in a recycling bin, with no need to separate the material. Recycling not only conserves resources and land fill space, it also creates jobs for the community. Recyclables are taken to your local recycling facility, where they are sorted, bailed, and sent to manufactures to be used in new products....   [tags: reused, repaired, trash, pollution, landfills] 880 words
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is sometimes referred to as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Pacific Trash Vortex is a floating patch of garbage that has collected in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, which is located in the middle of two high-pressure areas between Hawaii and California. The majority of the garbage, which is also called marine debris, in the patch is plastic, but items made from other materials such as glass and rubber are also present. Though the garbage patch is too large and goes too deep under the surface of the ocean for scientists to determine exactly how much garbage is in it, they have collected up to 750,000 bits of plastic one square kilometer (...   [tags: Pacific Trash Vortex, environmenal issues] 619 words
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Incredible Dumpster Services - ... This is why our [ln] company is here. Our dumpster services are meant to make things a lot easier on you, by taking any trash you have and taking it to the appropriate place. Usually, trash disposal takes a lot of time; however, when you are working with us, you can be sure that any garbage is as good as gone in a swiftly and timely manner. Our business is licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can be sure that we will be more than happy to provide you with the dumpsters rentals you need. We work at affordable rates, so you won't need to worry about the costs....   [tags: dump Truck service, hauling trash] 613 words
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One Man's Trash is Another's Guilty Pleasure - I enjoy music, but I do not have much musical talent. I have taken ten years' worth of lessons on the violin (the instrument I have most appreciated throughout my life), but performing has never truly made me happy. Gustav Holst, one of the most prominent composers in my music collection wrote to a friend that “Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity.” If one thing has made me happy and always will, it's been listening to music....   [tags: Music]
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The Need for Recycling - The Need for Recycling This essay has problems with the format People Need to Recycle In the United Sates, where the population is inflated every year. The amount of space for landfills decreases every day. The need for recycling should not be asked, it should just be done out of habit. Everyone in America needs to recycle, to help the lamdfill problem, help the environment, and help produce new products from recycled goods. In America there is about two-hundred and eight tons of residential and commercial trash generated a year, 4.3 pounds per person a day (Prichard 1A)....   [tags: Recycle Reuse Landfill Trash]
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Canadian Waste in Michigan - Canadian Waste in Michigan In 1986, a waste treaty between Canada and the U.S. was signed by American lawmakers concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste.  Under the terms of this treaty, the EPA is to receive notification of these shipments, and then would have 30 days to consent or object to the shipment. Since 1986 Canada has shipped its garbage to Michigan to be dumped into landfills and the provisions of this treaty have never been enforced.  But now is the time for them to be enforced and stop the importing of Canada's garbage....   [tags: Argumentative Environment Trash Essays Papers] 1099 words
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Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate - Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate In the United States, over 245 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) was produced by consumers in 2005. This is approximately 4.5 pounds of trash per person per day.[3] This same year, 79 million tons of waste were recycled, a dramatic increase from 15 million tons in 1980.[3] Of the total MSW in 2003,11.1% (26.7 million tons) was plastic. Although only 3.9% of plastics disposed in 2003 were recycled, PET was recovered at a rate of 25%.[4] There are six classifications of plastics, each assigned a number....   [tags: Recycle Plastic Waste Trash Garbage]
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From Poor White Trash to President of the United States: Andrew Johnson - Did the Presidency of Andrew Johnson set the United States back politically almost a century. Born December 29, 1808; Andrew Johnson embarked on a political campaign that watched him rise from absolute destitution to the heights of President of the United States. Andrew Johnson was born in a log cabin in Raleigh North Carolina.(1) His parents Jacob and Polly were both illiterate, hence, Andrew had basically no education during his youth. Jacob Johnson, Andrew’s father, passed away when Andrew was quite young, leaving Polly to take care of Andrew and his brother William four years his senior.(2) With next to no money, Polly Johnson did the only thing she could to make ends meet....   [tags: Raleigh North Carolina, Jacob and Polly]
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Country Music in O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Country Music in O Brother, Where Art Thou. Abstract: This essay explores the way white trash identity is performed through country music. In particular, the focus is on the way the film O Brother, Where Art Thou. (Joel Coen, 2001) uses a soundtrack of 'old-timey' country music from the 1920s and 30s to aurally assist the film's white trash aesthetic. Various cultural critics (Barbara Ching) and music historians (Richard Peterson) have already documented the way country music is white trash music....   [tags: White Trash Brother Art Thou Essays]
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Elvis Presley - Elvis changed the life of rock n’ roll forever and is also the king of rock n’ roll although as a kid he was thought of as “white trash” that played hillbilly music. He had a talent like no other such as singing Gospel music or paying the guitar while singing. Elvis’ contribution to the influence he gad on music was the largest in the history of rock n’ roll. Elvis Presley was born on January eighth, nineteen thirty-five, in Tuppenny, Mississippi to 18-year-old Vernon Elvis Presley and 22-year-old Gladys Love Presley....   [tags: rock n' roll, white trash, hillbilly music]
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Plastics - A. Extraction Plastics encompass most disposable items that American use daily, such as plastic water bottles, food containers, and trash bags. Plastics are cheap, lightweight, strong, tough, and corrosion resistant and have high thermal and electrical insulation properties (Thompson et al, 2009). 3-4% of world oil and gas usage is used to manufacture plastics and 4% is used as a component of plastics. Plastics are mostly derived from petrochemicals produced from fossil oil and gas (Thompson et al, 2009)....   [tags: Environment, Waste, Trash Bags] 917 words
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Recycle the Present, Save the Future: Effects of Recycling - Recycle the Present, Save the Future: Effects of Recycling Approximately 99% of all soda cans are solely made of aluminum; because of this it is highly important that we recycle. Additionally, more than 80 billion aluminum cans are used in the United States every year. Aluminum recycling can have disastrous effects; everyone should be required to recycle it because it is a big factor involved with saving our Earth. There are many metals in the world that aren’t nearly as used as aluminum so it isn’t as imperative that they are recycled, but with this world wide used metal we must take a stand....   [tags: aluminum, trash, environment] 1444 words
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The Flaming Youth of the 1920's - The roaring 20's were an outrageous time. American was full of cheap alcohol, crazy parties, and people chasing after the American dream. These times lead not only people making major mistakes, but also to the Great Depression. Major things changed in the 1920s. People were not acting or dressing the same as they had been. It was a time of rebellion in youth. The female youth In particular changed. In the past female had been arrested or disgraced for dressing immodestly or smoking in public. In the 1920s women were shortening their hemlines, drinking and smoking in public, and flaunting it so everyone could see....   [tags: black tuesday, market trash] 559 words
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Solid Waste Management - Policy is needed to regulate which course of action should be taken and how it should be implemented. Because of this, many plans and policies revolving around the management of solid waste have been put in place. Sometimes however, a particular policy can have its shortfalls, potentially resulting in its negative aspects outweighing the positive ones. According to the Conference Board of Canada Report, “Canadians dispose of more municipal solid waste per capita than any other country” (2013). Solid waste management in particular, involves many aspects, ranging from packaging waste, food waste, etc....   [tags: Waste, Trash, Management, Policies]
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Does America have a Throw Away Society? - Since 1955, after Life magazine named it so, the United States of America has been called “The Throwaway Society.” In the United States, society is based on the principal of convenience. In every aspect of life, Americans seek to maximize their output while minimizing their input. Americans buy fast food so that they can eat without the burden of grocery shopping, cooking, or cleaning up. Americans get their clothes dry cleaned so that they do not have to worry about the burden of washing, drying, and hanging up their own clothes....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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China is an Economic Giant in a World of Environmental Challenges - ... First to begin with electronic wastes (See Figure 2 on next page), there are personal businesses or factories for dealing with electronic wastes. All the collected electronic wastes will be sent to those places and are recycled if possible. Speaking of recycling, the workers will identify and sort the types of electronic wastes that can be recycled and refurnished. For others that are unrecyclable, they will be buried despite their potential dangers. The way to deal with plastic wastes (See Figure 2 on next page) is a little different from electronic wastes....   [tags: pollution, recycle, plastic waste] 1242 words
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The Ocean Garbage Gyre is Impacting Sea Life - The Northern Pacific Ocean, there obtained the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.   The Gyre is created by a high pressure system off the air, it moves in a clockwise spiral and moves very slow. Ocean gyre is a circular ocean current formed by the Earths wind pattern and created by the rotation of the planet.  Then enter an area of the gyre is very calm and stable.  The Circular motion of the gyre tends to draw in debris.   The motion of the gyre prevents garbage and other objects from escaping....   [tags: environmental degradation]
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Environmental and Sustainability Movement - ... Parents and townspeople are speaking out against opening landfills in local areas near schools, parks and neighborhoods due to the overall appearance, smell, and potential dangers associated with them. It is important to know the differences between landfills, open dumps and industrial composting facilities. First, as previously stated, landfills are highly engineered, monitored and regulated sites for disposing of solid wastes. They require years of preparation and once closed, remain monitored for an additional 30 or more years....   [tags: glass, plastic products] 1105 words
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How has the Great Pacific Garbage Patch affected marine life in the surrounding waters? - Recently, it has been said that an eighth continent has formed, but this is no ordinary landmass, instead it is made entirely out of manmade trash. In the Pacific Ocean, between the coast of California and the Hawaiian Islands, lies a so-called “patch” of waste, mainly consisting of plastic (Transoceanic Trash). It is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. The patch extends over a vast area in the North Pacific Ocean, its true size today is still considered undetermined because it estimates vary greatly, no estimates are exact due to the changing wind and ocean currents, as well as the growing volume of debris (Great Pacific Garbage Patch)....   [tags: eighth continent, landmass]
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The World's Biggest Landfill: The Pacific Ocean - 100 million tons of plastic is generated every year, and ten percent of it ends up in our oceans. Every square mile in this area hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. The world’s biggest landfill is sadly in the Pacific Ocean. Humans have been carelessly polluting the earth’s oceans for countless years with items such as plastic bags, water bottles, foam packaging, fishing nets, rope, etc. The Pacific Trash Vortex, consisting of two garbage patches, known as the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch and the Western Pacific Garbage Patch, is a place where slowly degrading trash, dead fish, birds and marine mammals all swirl around like a clock....   [tags: plastic, vortex, garbage] 1286 words
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U.S. Municipal Solid Waste - In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal solid waste, MSW1, of which only 87 million tons were recycled or composted (“Municipal Solid Waste”, 1). This value, however, does not represent the total amount waste generated by the United States since MSW only accounts for 2 percent of total waste generated. As more trash is generated, space to construct more landfills becomes an issue. In order to reduce the amount of solid waste produced, the federal government must implement and enforce a new waste disposal method that emphasizes composting food waste....   [tags: Environmental Protection Agency]
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The Importance of Recycling - ... There are around 66,000 thousand of these trucks in the U.S. These garbage trucks only get six miles per gallon (Earthworks 9). All of the trash in these trucks goes to landfills. Most landfills were built before safety standards became a priority. They were not built to prevent toxic chemicals from seeping into the precious ground water. Landfills are closing at a rate of two per day. Seventy percent or 14,000 of Americas 20,000 landfills closed in 1978 and 2,000 more closed by 1993 (Earth works 13)....   [tags: helping the envrionment] 841 words
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The Ocean's Future is in Trouble - ... More than 250 dead dolphins washed ashore along the Atlantic Coast during the summer of 1987. Some 50 beluga whales, already on the federal endangered species list, have washed up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the last four years. The whales died of bladder cancer and AIDS-type symptoms. Researchers found high levels of dangerous organic residues in their tissue. A mysterious epidemic killed more than 7,000 seals in the heavily polluted North Sea in 1988. Biologists say industrial poisons there may have weakened the animals' immune systems....   [tags: pollution, garbage, environment] 2095 words
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The Payatas Industrial Phenomenon - History is a study of cause and effect. The French monarchy’s mismanagement of money caused famine that led to the French Revolution, China’s objection to British’s sales of opium caused the Opium War, and the superior technology of the Europeans caused imperialism of less advanced nations. Similarly, it can be seen throughout history that the development of industry in societies is the effect of a recurring set of causes. The 19th century Industrial Revolution initiated this movement in Europe and America, but some third world countries are only now undergoing this process....   [tags: Industrial Development, Society, World History]
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Recycling Should Be Manditory - Did you know that the largest landfill in the world is in New York City, United States. The Fresh Kills Landfill covered 2,200 acres in the New York City borough of Staten Island. It was temporarily opened, but then it became the largest landfill in the world and the largest man-made structure. Many have proposed the idea of burning the landfill, however, that will not make it better, and in fact it will make it worse. Not only are we infecting the ground water and the soil, rather we are infecting the air we breathe....   [tags: environment, landfill, recycling]
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How the Dependance upon Tourism Have Affected Bali in a Positive and Negative Way - ... The dirty water from trash has also affected the fishes and living organisms that live in the ocean water. The tourist has not only made bali’s water more limited but, it has also affected some of the water that was supposed to go to the paddy fields. The local water has been redirected from going to paddy fields and is being used for tourism instead affecting the growth of plants grown on the paddy fields. Animals in bali like monkeys and birds are also affected. Pollution is growing from tourism too....   [tags: pollution, culture, traditional dances]
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The True Teachings of Islam - ... The quantity inside parenthesis suggests the precise hadith. IMPORTANT (R) : Peacefulness becomes after your pet. (Third) : May will The almighty become pleased about this. DIFFERENT SAYINGS REGARDING PROPHET MUHAMMAD (R): 1) "The robust you are not necessarily this individual which knocks out there his / her enemy; the particularly robust you are this individual which maintains handle above his / her self-control. Inches Noted simply by Abu Hurairah and also noted simply by Imam Bukhari and also a Muslim....   [tags: holy, audit, friends, qur´an] 704 words
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Water Pollution Kills Sea Life - ... When the algae continues to grow it blocks the sunlight from reaching the plants and the plants end up dying and sinking to the bottom. While bacteria uses up oxygen making the water uninhabitable for sea life. Trash is also a key factor in water pollution. Every trash can cause damage for example when there is plastic in the ocean or on the sandbank, sea turtles may think its food so they will eat it. Sea turtles are unable to chew plastic so it will clog up their throat and they will not be able to breathe anymore....   [tags: health, environment, ecosystem] 946 words
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Impacts of Excessive Pollution - Pollution has been and is one of the most controversial subjects that is talked about America and around the world. It destroys our environment by destroying our environment, dirtying our oceans, and killing wildlife due to the trash that is left beside by people. Pollution is mostly caused by people leaving trash behind, burning fossil fuels, and by harvesting natural resources. But pollution is caused also due to our excess of natural resources we need for everyday purposes. We need natural resources to help us make materials and fuel our cars to help us as an nation to make a profit and to get where we need to be....   [tags: Environmental Management]
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The Outbreak of AIDS in the United States - The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]
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The Repercussion of Fracking - ... In fact, some bottled water is just filtered tap water not spring water. Perhaps the biggest problem with bottled water is that that it takes tremendous energy to produce the plastic bottles. In the U.S. alone it takes 1.5 million barrels of petroleum a year to make water bottles, and even more energy is required to ship them, Therefore, we need to conserve water everywhere, starting at home. How. Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth and don’t let the water run when not in use. Repair all water leaks....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas exploitation] 1113 words
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Dangers of Littering - It may seem harmless and innocent, but littering is an unhealthy habit people of all ages in each country do every day. Littering is a second nature to some people; after doing it for so long and often, they do not realize they do it. As more and more people continue to litter, environments, animals, and humans are being harmed by people’s carless actions. Americans, as well as all humans, need to be more aware of how hazardous and costly littering is to the world and the creatures living in it....   [tags: Conservation ]
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One Step at a Time on Littering - ... The ocean debris can disrupt the food chain: Plankton is threatened, which results in fish starving. This not only puts sharks and larger marine animals in danger of starving, but it also closes businesses throughout the world. As more fishing industries are shut down, more individuals become unemployed, which results in a weak economy. Finally, and most tragically, wildlife is killed by trash. As stated by West Virginia University, “Every year, millions of birds, fish, and animals die from litter.” Many factors contribute to the demise of these animals....   [tags: consequences, fertilizers, convenient, garbage]
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Personal Waste Generation Measurement and Assessment - Waste generation is the amount of waste a person can create, including recyclable materials, compostable materials, and reusable items. For the personal waste generation, measurement and assessment the amount of recyclable material, such as plastics, glass and paper were measured for one week. The amount of reusable items, such as clothing, appliances, books, magazines, CDs and DVDs were measured and counted. The amount of compostable items, such as food waste, yard waste, string, and dirty paper were also calculated....   [tags: Home Waste Audit]
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Household Hazardous Products and Waste - We live in a time where throwing away random things is normal and we don’t have one thought about it. We live in an endless cycle of producing, consuming, wasting, and then throwing away. Corporations create useless products where they know consumers will just throw it away after one use and the corporations profit from this use. This waste grows in volume and is very toxic for the environment. These corporations are also not pressured into recycling and reusing their products and are allowed to reproduce toxic materials in their products....   [tags: environmental issues, pollution]
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Guitar Hero’s Powerful Learning Sound - Introduction Regardless of whether one is musically inclined, most can agree they enjoy the sanctity of music. Music speaks to most on a personal level, with a stronghold on various ideas of how a particular song speaks to an individual’s identity. In addition to music offering a sense of peace and identity, music may also bring out the spirit of competition among friends, peers, and strangers. Combining video games with music creates a unique environment in which a wide array of players can join in regardless of how much music experience they have in real life....   [tags: combination between video games and music]
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Unhygenic Waste Disposal in Kenya - ... In 2008, the Community Cooker Foundation introduced a communal stove that was designed to turn garbage into energy that was clean and safe to use for both the environment and the person. It was designed in hope to turn Nairobi’s biggest slum, Kibera, around and lessen the pollution of goundwater and rivers, pollution of the food chain, the levels of Methane gas emissions, as well as the impact it would have on the environment and one’s health. The cooker itself is low in cost and doesn’t require advanced technology....   [tags: slums in kenya]
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The Municipal Solid Waste Dilemma - Everyone buys things and sooner or later, we will throw it away. Or suppose we eat at Mc Donald's. After we are finished, we throw away our trash and never see or think of it ever again. In our fast passed world that we live in today, there are many people living in it and produce a lot of garbage and waste. The United States alone produces over 200 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste every year. That is equates to about 4.5 pounds of waste per person, per day. According to data from the EPA, about 35% of that is paper, 30% include yard trimmings and food scraps....   [tags: Environmental] 1338 words
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Litter Control - Litter Control Litter control is not only an important issue to me but to this state and country. Programs such as Keep America Beautiful and adopt-a-highway are designed to promote a clean environment by educating people and creating projects to help improve the environment (Keeping America Beautiful). Growing up I learned the importance of having a clean environment. It improves the quality of life, it increases your confidence level, and it makes you proud of your community. I feel strongly about this issue because there are a lot of people who just do not care....   [tags: Environment Ecology Littering]
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Science in the Media - ... From the surrounding temperature alone, the organic matter begins to decompose. The process of turning organic matter into fuel is similar to this except the environment is manipulated so that oxygen is not supplied therefore there is no combustion that would consume the material too early on in the process. Along with that, a greater amount of pressure and the right amount of heat are applied. This manipulation breaks down the carbon bonds and a faster rate, speeding up the decomposition process in order to create natural syngas more efficiently than nature can on its own, Hall-Geisler (2011)....   [tags: Back to the Future movies]
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