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Reducing waste in Europe - European Union Directive 2008/98/EC outlines hierarchy of steps in which waste handling should occur. It suggests that waste prevention should be a top priority followed by re-use and recycling of materials. However in modern, demand and profit driven society this tactic has very small chance of success, certainly in terms of reducing and reusing. As a result generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is projected to rise by further 2020 by 16% in EU-27, with 80% produced in the EU-15 (which includes UK) (Skovgaard et al., 2008)....   [tags: Waste Management, Waste Handling]
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Privatization of Solid Waste Management - Privatization of Solid Waste Management Among the major environmental policies that have triggered hot debates among stakeholders and the public in general is that of privatizing solid waste management in various cities in the United States. Private companies have been operating the business of waste collection and management for many years not only in the U.S but also in the U.K and other countries. The debate has been whether by privatizing municipal solid waste (MSW) management, cost reduction and improved service quality can be achieved....   [tags: Waste Management ] 1238 words
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Disposing Large Amounts of Waste - In present-day society,plastic packing are pervasive around the street ,causing a lot of problems . A study from Department of Enviroment,Food and Rural Affairs Annual Report(2008) shown that the amount of packaging waste reached approximately 10.7 million tonnes in the UK ,which has been deal with. It is obvious that the problems of waste are serious. In this essay I will analysis some problems caused by this phenomenon ,then propose some solutions and criticized them as well . Some problems come out due to people produce a large amounts of waste....   [tags: waste, recycling, ] 1086 words
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Hazardous Waste Affecting Our Community - Each year, five hundred thirty thousand tons of hazardous waste are disposed of in the United States alone. Most houses, with an average of four people, produce about twenty pounds of this waste (Solid). Hazardous waste is special because it is harmful and very dangerous. It is deemed hazardous if it contains one or more carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic compounds. This means that they are either cancer causing, capable of damaging our DNA, or can interfere with human fetal development. They are either flammable, may explode, may release toxic fumes, or may break down metal containers that would hold normal waste (Garbage)....   [tags: harmful waste, dangerous waste]
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Oak Flats Waste Management - Introduction Oak Flats is a community in Australia that has a growing population in 2529. Due to an increasing population I started to wonder whether the waste in Oak Flats was in control and how much of this waste is recycled. My aim is to find out how much waste is produced form each household and how much is recycled in each household and depending on my results ways to reduce the amount of waste produced from each household. My investigations have led to their being a moderate amount of waste being produced in Oak Flats community although it’s low it could be lower and I will explain strategies in to how we can reduce the amount of waste and ways to show what can be recycled and what can...   [tags: Waste Management] 1681 words
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The Different Ways to Manage Hazardous Waste - There are at least 1000 different chemical created each year, out of all existing chemicals, 60,000 alone were created in the United States and this dependency on chemicals by the industrial society creates many problems. According to U.S. Environment Protection Agency [U.S. EPA], 35,000 types of all existing chemicals are considered hazardous to human health and the environment (as cited in Shah, 2000). Hazardous wastes are materials that consist of chemical constituents which can easily harm the environment, exposing human and other living things to diseases or even death if it is incorrectly used or managed (U.S....   [tags: Waste Management ]
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Proper Waste Management in Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidadians do nothing but complain. We love having flies, roaches and mosquitoes in our homes. Rodents can almost be considered family. The average Trinbagonian will blame the government for everything instead of trying to fix ‘me’ first or trying to recycle. Why. ; because society creates its own common health problems by illegally dumping garbage, when various landfills are available for proper waste disposal. Time has evolved and so too has the standard of sanitary conditions globally....   [tags: Waste Management]
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Metabolic Waste Products for Excretion - The biological process involved in the removal of harmful metabolic wastes from the body is called excretion (Tomar, 2009, p. 40). The metabolisms within cells allow the body to function correctly, but this functioning resorts in waste products which are often useless and harmful. It is therefore important that the body removes these products to prevent harm. Tomar (2009, p. 40) suggests that the most common waste products are carbon dioxide, ammonia, uric acid, urea, creatinine, amino acids, various pigments and inorganic salts....   [tags: Human Body Waste]
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Recycling Human Waste - It’s convenient to say that taking a poop is a natural process that everyone has to deal with every day, even for animals. Normally, people would flush their poop away down the toilet hoping they wouldn’t have to see and deal with it ever again. Who would want to deal with something that’s dirty and useless anyway. However, little do most people realize is that what their flushing down the toilet can actually be a big value to the environment, even how much it may stink. There are several ways that show recycling human waste can be a useful in a person’s lifestyle and for the future....   [tags: Waste Management ]
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Eliot's Innovative Approach to Form and Theme in The Waste Land - The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot is considered an open text that could be regarded as a seminal piece of modern literature. By the term modernism, Graff (in Barth [1984] cited in Collins, 1992, 328) suggests that it can be understood to mean a movement that “began as a criticism of nineteenth-century bourgeois culture, a rejection of both its values and its most favored style, realism.” The period of modernity is defined by Best and Kellner (1991, 2) as “a historical periodizing term which refers to the epoch that follows the ‘Middle Ages’ or feudalism.” Their definition potentially covers an era that spans of hundreds of years which is out with the scope of the length of this essay....   [tags: The Waste Land]
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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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The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste - CONTENTS 1. Introduction - Presentation of the issue 2. The Life cycle of an electronic device 3. Issues 4. The Impacts of Electronic Waste 5. Sources of E-Waste 6. Solutions 7. Conclusion 8. Questionnaire 9. Bibliography 9.1. Books 9.2. Articles 9.3. Online (World Wide Web) Sources 10. Appendix  INTRODUCTION The phenomenon of discarded electronic or electrical waste has generated worldwide attention and concern as it is a global problem that is getting bigger by the day. This concern is justified due to the effects of environmental pollution that e-waste causes....   [tags: E-Waste Pollution]
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The Most Effective Waste Treatment Options - What are the most effective waste treatment options prior to discharge to receiving bodies of water or the local wastewater treatment facility. Paint manufacturers, to include Sherwin-Williams, produce a variety of different paint types and colors, including both organic solvent-borne and water-borne paints. Each type and color of paint is manufactured in a separate batch, and all manufacturing equipment is generally cleaned between batches to prevent contamination (figure 1-1). This equipment cleaning process is the largest source of waste from paint manufacturing and can account for up to 80% of a paint manufacturer’s waste stream (WMRC, 1992)....   [tags: waste minimization, wastewater treatment]
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Waste Management - 2.0 Literature Review People are consume a lot of product and generate waste product much faster than the natural degradation process and replecement of this materials. So far, Malaysians spend much more money on waste management. Local authorities spend up to 60 per cent of their annual budget to manage solid waste generated in the country, which costs Malaysia between RM110 and RM130 to collect and dispose one tonne of garbage. That sums up to RM1.98 million to RM2.34 million per day or RM854 million per year at the current generation of 18,000 tonnes of solid wastes per day (Ali, Eeda et al., 2012)....   [tags: recycling, domestic waste, solid waste]
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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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Medical Waste Pollution - Have you ever wondered about why the air is so bad. Big cities across the world are experiencing drastically poor air quality. The reasons for this are plentiful and the overall hazards which accompany it are frightening. The incineration, or burning, of medical waste has been a major contributor to the current debilitated state of air quality. Unfortunately, society has not been sufficiently cultured on the causes and effects of medical waste pollution. I feel it is imperative that the Earth’s inhabitants become aware of this hazardous waste disposal and arm themselves with education....   [tags: Environment, Medical Waste] 1269 words
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Energy, Water, and Waste in the Built Environment - CPD 710 ENERGY, WATER & WASTE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: Brickworks waste in the built environment, its possible re-use & recycling methods in the South African context. “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe BACKGROUND: The Regionalist structural design found in the Pretoria region is characterized by the use of clay brickwork for load bearing walls. Fisher Le Roux & Mare (1998: 124-140) discusses the reasons why clay bricks are so predominant in the residential architecture of Pretoria, which he refers to as the Third Vernacular of South Africa....   [tags: Brickworks Waste, Reuse, Recycling Methods]
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Nuclear Waste - Should Nuclear Waste Be Stored in Yucca Mountain. Nuclear waste is the radioactive material that results from using nuclear reactors that can remain radioactive for over 100,000 years, until it decays. Since the radioactive nuclear waste is dangerously radioactive, the government has been debating on a place to permanently store nuclear waste for over 30 years so they could keep the US safe from some of the horrible effects of high radiation. One of the areas that is most likely to be used as a place to dispose of nuclear waste is Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, although there are many people who detest the storing of nuclear waste in Nevada....   [tags: radioactivity, reactor, waste storage]
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Understanding the Elements of Eco-Sanitation Toilets as One Contribution to Productive Waste Management - Although the forerunning company of the Eco-San Toilet System was established in the year 1987, the idea of an Eco-San Toilet System in the Philippines traced back to the year 2001 when the Center for Advanced Philippines Studies (CAPS) sealed a partnership with WASTE, a Dutch non-government organization, in order to conduct solid waste management studies, particularly on recycling, composting, hospital wastes and institutional aspects of Solid Waste Management. The WASTE suggested an emerging new product to the CAPS –a new way of managing excreta, and this was the Eco-Sanitation Toilet System....   [tags: Waste Management ]
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The Challenges with Waste Diversion from Landfill in Scotland - The adverse degradation of the environment as a result of human activities such as the disposal of waste to the environment in an unsustainable manner. About 70% of waste (controlled waste) is land filled in Scotland .The need to develop more robust waste management techniques to ensure that waste disposal to the environment is carried in such a way that it does not endanger human health and the environment. Land fill contributes substantially to the rising greenhouse gas which cause global warming....   [tags: garbage, environment, waste management] 1795 words
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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and the Modernist Movement - Sight. It is the simple, yet extremely intricate skill performed by humans everyday. The uniqueness of an eye can be described as different combinations of colors that draw people in for deep conversations and contact with one another. As light shines its beams onto an eye, different colors sparkle, making beautiful shades shine through. Brown, green, blue and hazel are merely a few of the colors that can make up one’s eye. Without eyes, human beings would not be able to visualize the wonderful aspects of nature....   [tags: The Waste Land Essays]
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Comparing Differing Approaches for Effective Solid Waste Management - In early history, all the waste generated by people, which composition was totally organic, was left on the ground where it was decomposed with time. Moreover, the population was small and everything was repaired and reused. As people began to produce items for their comfort and build houses, the population grew and cities burgeoned. According to National Waste & Recycling Association (2012), as population grew, waste production increased, and consequently emerging the necessity to develop waste disposal systems....   [tags: harzardous, non-hazardous, municipal waste]
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Waste Land Essay: Journey Through The Waste Land -        T. S. Eliot drafted The Waste Land during a trip to Lausanne, Switzerland to consult a psychologist for what he described as mild case of nerves. He sent the manuscript to Ezra Pound for editing assistance. Between them the draft was extensively edited and published in 1922. As a modernist poet, Eliot struggled to remove the voice of the author from his work but the work is still a reflection of the author’s interpretation. He paints the picture as he sees it for the readers to view and interpret from their own perspective....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: Superficiality in The Waste Land - Superficiality in The Waste Land   The Waste Land is concerned with the 'disillusionment of a generation'. The poem was written in the early 1920's, a time of abject poverty, heightening unemployment and much devastation unresolved from the end of WW1 in 1918. Despite this, or because of it, people made a conscientious effort to enjoy themselves. In doing so they lost their direction, their beliefs and their individuality. They were victims of the class system which maintained a system of privilege, snobbery and distrust....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land “Both the hysteric and the mystic transgress the linear syntax and logic governing the established symbolic order.” -Helen Bennett It is perhaps part of the unique genius of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” that both critics and lay readers have repeatedly felt forced to look outside the published text of the poem for clues as to its meaning. The text’s fragmented, seemingly violated body seems to exhibit wounds through which its significance has slipped, creating a “difficulty caused by the author’s having left out something which the reader is used to finding; so that the reader, bewildered, gropes about for what is absent…a kind of ‘meaning’ which is not...   [tags: Eliot Waste Land Essays] 1895 words
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Myth and Violence in The Waste Land -          As evidenced by his writings, T.S. Eliot has a profound appreciation for the use of myth as a point of departure for maintaining a cultural or historical perspective. In "The Waste Land," his employment of myth is not simply an allusive and metaphorical tactic, but rather an attempt at relating his own ideas and tropes to universals in order to establish some external order for the chaos he is presenting: "The element of myth in his art is not so much a creative method, a resumption of the role of mythic poet, as it is an intellectual strategy, a device for gaining perspective on himself and on his myth-forsaken time" (Ellmann, 621)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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The Waste Land and the Hero - The Wasteland, based on the texts I have read, is a varied and diverse environment of barrenness and death. In my life, and in society today, the Wasteland is not much different; the barrenness is one of mind and soul, and we have the same lack of knowledge about death now that these authors did when recording their thoughts on paper. A hero is needed in this harsh environment, to guide the multitude, or merely set the example for all others to follow. Though few characters meet the qualifications of a true hero, many come close in several aspects of their lives....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 3859 words
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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land - T.S Eliot's The Waste Land In T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land you perceive many images from the writing style he uses. In lines 386 - 399 he writes: In this decayed hole among the mountains In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing Over the tumbled graves, about the chapel There is the empty chapel, only the wind's home. It has no windows, and the door swings, Dry bones can harm no one. Only a cock stood on the rooftree Co co rico co co rico In a flash of lightning....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 530 words
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The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal - The Politics of Highly Radioactive Waste Disposal Nuclear waste disposal is a political problem, not a technical problem.1 — Dr. Edward Teller Highly radioactive waste disposal has become one of the most controversial aspects of nuclear technology. As the amount of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and high-level radioactive waste from defense-related processing plants has continued to mount, the issue has become increasingly contentious and politicized.2 The politicization of this issue is especially evident in the site selection process of a permanent national repository for the disposal of highly radioactive waste....   [tags: Radioactive Waste Environment Papers]
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Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land - Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land “The House Of His Protection The Land Gave To Him That Sought Her Out And Unto Him That Delved Gave Return Of Her Fruits” -Engraved above the Western-most door of Joslyn Art Museum Beyond all doubt, T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is one of the most excruciating works a reader may ever attempt. The reading is painful to the point of exhaustion for the poetry-lover as he scrutinizes the poem pericope by pericope. However, all this suffering (self-inflicted or otherwise) suggests that the author has likewise labored over the poem, emptying himself into his work--pericope by pericope....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot papers] 3037 words
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Waste Land Essay: Impact of Images on the Structure of The Waste Land - Impact of Images on the Structure of The Waste Land      Many of the images that give bounds to the structure of "The Waste Land" relate to the annual cycle of life with which ancient peoples closely bound up their own lives. Eliot himself points out the importance of the ancient cycle of life by acknowledging a "general indebtedness," as the anthologists' introduction to the poem points out, to Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough and especially the volumes Adonis, Attis, Osiris. These two volumes deal with ancient beliefs about cycles in the life of vegetation and with ceremonies meant to insure fertility....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Free Waste Land Essays: Underlying Myths in The Waste Land - Underlying Myths in The Waste Land The underlying myths that Eliot uses to provide a framework for "The Waste Land" are those of the Fisher King and the Grail Quest. Both of these myths come to Christian civilization through the ancient Gaelic tradition. Neither is found in the Bible, but both were important enough to Europeans that there was a need to incorporate them into the new European mythology, and so the stories became centered on the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 582 words
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The Power of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land - The Power of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land     T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land.  The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style.  This is a style that is evident in all of Eliot's writings.  There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18, Cuddy 13, Mack 1745, Martin 102)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: All is Not Well - All is Not Well in The Waste Land Eliot's "The Waste Land" doesn't make sense. No matter how many symbols and allusions are explained by critics or Eliot himself, no matter how many fertility gods and Eastern philosophies are dragged into it, the poem does not make sense. But then, it doesn't need to in order to be good or to have a purpose. All it needs is to have meaning, and something need not make sense to mean something. The meaning "The Waste Land" holds for me is of something wrong - something so twisted and "rotten," as to be intrinsically wrong....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 586 words
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Dryness and Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land - Dryness and Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land        T.S. Eliot peppers "The Waste Land," his apocalyptic poem, with images of modern aridity and inarticulacy that contrast with fertile allusions to previous times. Eliot's language details a brittle era, rife with wars physical and sexual, spiritually broken, culturally decaying, dry and dusty. His references to the Fisher King and mythical vegetation rituals imply that the 20th-century world is in need of a Quester to irrigate the land. "The Waste Land" refuses to provide a simple solution; the properties of the language serve to make for an ambiguous narrative and conclusion, one as confusing and fragmented as Eliot's era itself....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Morality - T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Morality T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy both address the topics of fear of death and then correlative love of life, but from entirely different points of view. T.S. Eliot wrote during a time when people were questioning relativity, especially moral relativity and it's effect on life after death. Maddy wrote about young boys who were going through that time in a teenager's life when they realize that they will die someday. Thus, teenagers begin to acknowledge death while embarking on their search for love and the meaning of life....   [tags: Eliot Waste Land Morals Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: Love and Sex - Love and Sex in The Waste Land      Attitudes toward love and sex are one of the major themes of the poem. The introduction to "The Waste Land" in The Norton Anthology of English Literature states that "This is a poem about spiritual dryness," and much of this spiritual dryness relates to the nature of the modern sexual experience (although there are also other aspects of spiritual dryness the introduction also notes that major themes include a lack of a "regenerating belief" that gives "significance and value to people" and a type of death that "heralds no resurrection")....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: A Single Protagonist - The Waste Land: A Single Protagonist The idea of a single and unifying protagonist in The Waste Land was briefly proposed by Stanley Sultan in Ulysses, The Waste Land, and Modernism form. I would like to pursue this topic in greater depth. Part I presents no obstacles to reading the poem in this light. On the contrary, the hypothesis of a single speaker and performer adds shadow, depth, drama, and direction to everything in the movement. It discovers a poem of far more seriousness, profundity, and complexity....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 1139 words
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Waste Land Essay: Eluding Understanding - The Waste Land: Eluding Understanding The Waste Land is, to begin with, a poem that includes an interpretation as part of the poem, and it is therefore a poem that makes a problem of its meaning precisely by virtue of its apparent (and apparently inadequate) effort to explain itself. We cannot understand the poem without knowing what it meant to its author, but we must also assume that what the poem meant to its author will not be its meaning. The notes to The Waste Land are, by the logic of Eliot's philosophical critique of interpretation, simply another riddle--and not a separate one to be solved....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 771 words
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Waste Land Essay: Spiritual Decay - Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land     In The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot develops his theme of sterility and decay in the post-World War I man by focusing on the aspect of "religious dearth or superficiality reflected in despintualized love" (Pinion). For Eliot, man's inability to find real love or to move beyond superficial sexual gratification is congruous to the spiritual decay of his soul.      In the first part of the poem, "The Burial of the Dead'~ Eliot's allusions to two love stories amidst a backdrop of "stony rubbish" and "broken images" illustrates his view of love as something that has lost its ability to blossom in the infertility of modem society (20,22)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Disposal For over the last half century, the production and exploit of nuclear technology has spread into many areas of the current modern society and affects each individual in one way or another. Nuclear technology has become relevant in areas of the advancement of energy production, national defense, and also the medicinal field as well. But, along with the use of nuclear technology comes an added burden: nuclear waste. As defined, “Nuclear waste is the type of waste that results from the use and production of nuclear materials....   [tags: Nuclear Waste Disposal Environmental Essays]
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Water and Religious Motifs in The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land: Water and Religious Motifs In his poem "The Waste Land," T.S. Eliot employs a water motif, which represents both death and rebirth. This ties in with the religious motif, as well as the individual themes of the sections and the theme of the poem as a whole, that modern man is in a wasteland, and must be reborn. In the first section, "Burial of the Dead," water (or the lack thereof) has a primarily negative meaning. It is first mentioned in lines four and nine, in reference to April, which the narrator calls "The cruellest month." Later, the narrator describes an arid scene, in which the "Dry stone [gives] no sound of water" (24)....   [tags: The Waste Land Essays]
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Hazardous Waste - Hazardous Waste Hazardous waste and its proper disposal have become a major sociological problem today due to its capability of contaminating the area in which we live and its potential to be lethal to all living things. In order for the United States and the rest of the world to save itself from a potentially life threatening problem they must fix the causes which lead to the improper disposal of hazardous wastes and like materials. Some reasons that hazardous waste has become a problem in the United States today is due to the breakdown in enforcing laws for the proper disposal of such wastes, a lack of initiative on big companies behalf to spend money on proper disposal, and the ease of...   [tags: Chemistry Nature Ecology Waste Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: Eliot's Use of Different Speakers - Eliot's Use of Different Speakers in The Waste Land     Different speakers in "The Waste Land" mirror the disjointedness of modern experience by presenting different viewpoints that the reader is forced to put together for himself. This is similar to the disassociation in modern life in that life has ceased to be a unified whole: various aspects of 20th-century life -- various academic disciplines, theory and practice, Church and State, and Eliot's "disassociation of sensibilities," or separation of heart and mind -- have become separated from each other, and a person who lives in this time period is forced to shore these fragments against his or her ruins, to borrow Eliot's phrase, to se...   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Free Waste Land Essays: A New Understanding - The Waste Land: A New Understanding The Waste Land, Eliot's first long philosophical poem, can now be read simply as it was written, as a poem of radical doubt and negation, urging that every human desire be stilled except the desire for self-surrender, for restraint, and for peace. Compared with the longing expressed in later poems for the "eyes" and the "birth," the "coming" and "the Lady" (in "The Hollow Men," the Ariel poems, and "Ash-Wednesday"), the hope held out in The Waste Land is a negative one....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 1034 words
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Free Waste Land Essays: The Lifeless Land - The Waste Land:  Lifeless Land       As The Waste Land begins, Eliot enters into the barren land, which the audience journeys across with the author through the course of the poem. "The roots that clutch" immediately evoke a feeling of desperation. Roots in the rocky soil Eliot describes are a base from which to grow; just as roots in plants gain nourishment from soil, these roots "clutch" infertile ground, desperately seeking something to gain from nothing. The question "what branches grow" suggests skepticism as to life's ability to survive in "stony rubbish," the waste that offers no forgiveness....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 507 words
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Free Waste Land Essays: The Current Relevance - The Current Relevance of The Waste Land Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land, is at least as relevant to life today as it was in 1922, when it was first published. All of the themes stated at the beginning of the Norton Anthology's introduction to the poem ("spiritual dryness," a lack of "regenerating belief" to give meaning to life, and death without resurrection) are with us to an even greater degree than they were at the time the poem was first published. (Introduction 2146) The attitudes toward sexuality that are implicitly condemned throughout the work have not changed in any way that Eliot would be likely to see as an improvement, either....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 436 words
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Waste Land Essay: Isolation from a Noble Past - The Waste Land:  Isolation from a Noble Past      Desire to return to a noble past is a central theme of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.  The narrators of the poem consistently show dissatisfaction with the present, and describe, with yearning, the quality of the past; furthermore, Eliot portrays the contemporary world as irredeemably lost to the beauty of antiquity.  In The Waste Land, the theme of isolation from a noble past is represented by descriptions of the environment, sexual corruption, and self-mechanization....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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Waste Land Essay: Truth through Complexity - The Waste Land: Truth through Complexity The basic method used in The Waste Land may be described as the application of the principle of complexity. T S Eliot uses a parallel structure on the surface to develop an ironic contrast, and then uses surface contrasts in a parallel form. To the reader, this gives the effect of chaotic experience ordered into a new whole, though the realistic surface of experience is faithfully retained. The fortune-telling of "The Burial of the Dead" will illustrate the general method very satisfactorily....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 850 words
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T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land - The Most Influential Work in Modern Literature - T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" - The Most Influential Work in Modern Literature T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" is considered by many to be the most influential work in modern literature. First published in 1922, it captures the feelings and sentiments of modern culture after World War I. Line thirty of "The Waste Land," "I will show you fear in a handful of dust," is often viewed as a symbol of mankind’s fear of death and resulting love of life. Eliot’s masterpiece—with its revolutionary ideas—inspired writers of his era, and it continues to affect writers even today....   [tags: T.S. Eliot The Waste Land] 1254 words
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E-Waste - E-waste is the term which relates to all types of electronics, which can evolve into waste in the near future. (STEP) Although E-waste is a general term, it can be assumed to cover all types of items which use electricity. Today, electronic waste becomes a very formidable and significant problem around the world. Environmental protection agency contends the idea, that there are 4 most common ways of solving electronic waste problem: landfilling, incinerating, reusing and recycling....   [tags: Environment, Technology, Waste] 1193 words
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E-waste - Over the past decade there was a prominent development observed in the sphere of high technologies production, so the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up from day to day. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008. US households spend about $1407 per year on hardware.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Accordingly, there is a clear tendency of rapid substitution of electronic appliances observed, as every other day producers offer consumers more efficient and powerful gadgets instead of their predecessors....   [tags: Waste Management, Disposal and Recycling] 1311 words
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Death without Rebirth in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land - Death without Rebirth in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is filled with a variety of images and themes. Two outstanding themes are desolation and death without rebirth. Eliot employs many different images related to these two important themes. The most prominent image where desolation is concerned is a wasteland: a barren, rocky landscape lacking any life or water. The absence of water is mentioned over and over to suggest no life can ever exist in this desert, as water is a life-providing substance....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Can We Learn From the Past ? - T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Can We Learn From the Past . And he is not likely to know what is To be done unless he lives in what is not merely the present, but the present moment of the past, unless he is conscious, not of what is dead, but what is already living. --T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent" When read for the first time, The Waste Land appears to be a concoction of sorts, a disjointed poem. Lines are written in different languages, narrators change, and the scenes seem disconnected, except for the repeated references to the desert and death....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot’s Powerful Use of Fragmentation in The Waste Land T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is an elaborate and mysterious montage of lines from other works, fleeting observations, conversations, scenery, and even languages. Though this approach seems to render the poem needlessly oblique, this style allows the poem to achieve multi-layered significance impossible in a more straightforward poetic style. Eliot’s use of fragmentation in The Waste Land operates on three levels: first, to parallel the broken society and relationships the poem portrays; second, to deconstruct the reader’s familiar context, creating an individualized sense of disconnection; and third, to challenge the reader to see...   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water - An Annotation of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water Each of us has our own personal wasteland. The wasteland may manifest itself in many things; school, loss of love, loneliness, work, fear or doubt. In any case, a wasteland is a part of us that is clearly missing something and causes a distinct lack of completeness and a sense of uncertainty about our future. T.S. Eliot manages to capture the essence of that dry and forsaken feeling in his five-part poem entitled, The Wasteland....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Papers]
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E-waste Management - While technology has revolutionized the way people live, it has not come without a direct environmental cost. Toxic waste or electronic waste (e-waste), produced by obsolete electronic products, is growing at an alarming rate, and poses a severe environmental threat. In light of challenges underlined by this new kind of waste, sound management is imperative. Although, America and Asia are economically very different from each other, ironically they do not differ much when it comes to the `mismanagement' of e-waste: unsafe disposition practices, lax legislation, and inadequate recycling....   [tags: Environmental Toxic Electronic Waste Technology] 863 words
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Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Maddy’s NO Past, NO Present, NO Future - Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future In both T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future, the characters experience a downfall. It is human nature, though, to experience some sort of self-destruction. W.B. Yeats wrote the line "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold." Humanity tends to cling to that which is most destructive to itself, whether it is intended or not....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot Maddy Essays]
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Message of Hope in Eliot's The Waste Land, Gerontion, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Message of Hope in Eliot's The Waste Land, Gerontion, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock             Thomas Stearns Eliot was not a revolutionary, yet he revolutionized the way the Western world writes and reads poetry. Some of his works were as imagist and incomprehensible as could be most of it in free verse, yet his concentration was always on the meaning of his language, and the lessons he wished to teach with them. Eliot consorted with modernist literary iconoclast Ezra Pound but was obsessed with the traditional works of Shakespeare and Dante....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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The Waste Land - Faulkner presents sexual desire in The Sound and the Fury as a paradox of both entrapment and freedom. As he works his way through the nonlinear piece, information about sexuality of the characters, sexual symbols, and unfilled desire present themselves, each commenting on one another directly and indirectly. T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” serves as a helpful lens in understanding the requirements to escape the waste land of the ruined Compson family by providing a backdrop on which The Sound and the Fury can be projected....   [tags: Literary Analysis, T.S. Eliot] 2548 words
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Electronic Waste Management and Treatment - Introduction: One of the fastest growing solid waste in USA and the world is used electronic equipment. With everyday growth in electronic technology and its wide use in the industry, our everyday life gets easier. This day to day use of technological equipment like cell phones, GPS, CRT or even batteries has made our lives very dependent on the need for fast growth of technology and new designs. These new designs and the fast growth is the cause of early obsolescence for electronic devices. Usually Excess of electronic devices is shuffled together, and is called E-waste by the EPA and some public environmental agencies....   [tags: recycling, pollution, evironmental sconcerns]
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Solutions to the Problem of Electronic Waste - 21 century-is the time when humanity has progressed in a field of technology. Intensive development and use of techniques has led to changes not only in economy but also in socio-political and spiritual spheres of social life. However, this progress has brought with itself devastating disasters like electronics waste which cause serious health and environment pollution problems. E-waste- is a type of waste that contains obsolete or non-working electronic and electrical devices. Electronic waste can have a high level of danger because of contaminants like mercury, beryllium, cadmium, lead and brominated flame retardants discharging of which into environment may lead to formation o...   [tags: Electronics Recycling]
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Solid Waste Management In Turkey - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY IN TERMS OF GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS As is seen in every country, economical factors form the basis of the relationship between the population and environment in Turkey. The conditions obliged by the economical development give rise to the demographical activities such as rapid population growth, high fertility, high dependence rates, and migration from villages to the cities. The relationship between the population and the environment in Turkey has been taken on in terms of “sustainable development” approach....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1027 words
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Wasteform for Low Level Waste - For LLW/ILW, which comprises a wide range of materials, require suitable encapsulant to enclose the waste and act as a matrix for packaging. The choice of encapsulant is not solely dependent on the physical and chemical nature of the waste, there are other factors to be considered. Firstly, the acceptable criteria for immobilisation of radioactivity; the waste form should be able to physically immobilise the radioactivity before closure of GDF. During early post closure phase, it might be advantageous if the wasteform still contributes to the containment of radionuclides....   [tags: radiation, radionuclide, encapsulant]
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A Look at the Women of The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land, shuffles through many characters, several of who are women. Each one of the characters has their own story and their own voice. They each contribute something unique to the overall meaning of the poem. The women in particular vary widely in age, stage of life, education level, and socioeconomic status. Their voices are unique and distinctive, and it is typically easy to tell them apart when they come up in the poem. However, despite their differences, Eliot remarked that the women are actually all a manifestation of a single woman....   [tags: Character Analysis, T.S. Eliot]
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Medical Waste in Lake Baltimore - Per our recent conversation, it has recently been discovered that a significant amount of medical waste has washed up on the shores of Lake Baltimore. This is quite disconcerting, as a large amount of the state’s yearly revenues come from businesses adjacent to the lake, including a large tourist sector: if this issue is not resolved quickly, I fear that the industries that rely on the beauty of the lake will suffer greatly. The Hopkins Attorney General has advised me that, through a cooperative federalist model, our state has the ability to self-regulate national EPA statutes....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1864 words
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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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The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land, a 434-line modernist poem by T.S. Eliot revolves around a world of what seems to be chaotic and dead, and led by a single protagonist. Throughout The Waste Land, there are many uses of symbolism with tarot cards, astrology, and especially the game of chess: The game of chess is such a meaningful symbol throughout the story, that metaphors are used to describe the situation and emotions of the characters throughout the poem by describing them as chess pieces and in check-mate situations....   [tags: Poem Poetry T.S. Eliot Wasteland] 1512 words
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Solutions to E- waste problem - In the last decades, technology became more sophisticated in creating modern devices. Consequently, in our disposable age most apparatus turn into aged ones in a couple of years or even months. This is one of the reasons why electronic devices become waste. E-waste is discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electronic devices or apparatuses. Most environment protection organizations maintain that e-waste induces health and pollution problems. The primary reason for this view is that almost all of the electric devices contain hazardous substances which are toxic and are not biodegradable....   [tags: Recycling Electronics]
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Understanding Solid Waste and Pollution - 1. Using full sentences, define the term “solid waste”. Three sentences maximum. Provide a reference from the research link listed above to support your response. Place the details for the reference immediately below this response. (2 points) Solid waste is any goods or products labeled as waste that can be decomposable but is thrown in trashcan. Solid waste items may contain materials we use every day such as clothes, paper, and drink bottles or anything that we don’t want to use anymore (Bergeson, 2009)....   [tags: Carbon Footprint]
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Identifying with the Waste Land - T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land frustrates the reader with a complexity so dense that he or she feels lost. This frustration arises out of the poem’s fragmented structure of the characters, place, and time which gives the reader an insight into the civilization following World War I and the authors’ chaotic state of mind. He shows how modern life appears to be fragmented and disordered through the shifting images, points of view and alternating periods of time. T.S Eliot uses allusions to myths, history, and literature to lead us out of the confining present moment and ego to transcend into a self that is free and in harmony with others and nature....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Cursive Writing: A Waste of Education? - ... These parents do not want their children growing up not knowing how write their signature when signing your name is an almost everyday occurrence. Although it is important for your children to be able to do these things, is it necessary to take time away from their education to teach them the skill. The new Common Core that has been accepted as the public school curriculum of multiple states makes standardized testing a key component for your children’s promotion and the teacher’s evaluations....   [tags: Common Core Curriculum]
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School Is a Waste of Time - The level of education students receive in school is not representative of the amount of time spent in school due to time wasting factors such as lackluster education levels, bell schedules, and use of class time. First, the levels of education students receive in school falls short of society’s expectations. Students are not taught practical life skills or concepts they will use daily (Giang, Ramm, Strauss). The expectation is students capable of thriving in the real world. This includes life skills, in-depth knowledge of how society functions, and skills needed for future careers....   [tags: Why kids hate school ]
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Electronic Waste: An Environmental Crisis - With the astounding progress we have made over the last 50 years in technological advances it is no surprise that it is referred to as the information age with all of the things we have been able to achieve. From landing on the moon, from a computer and a cell phone as one all of our landmarks that have been seen as greatness, they are also seen by many as garbage, and a lot of it. In the near future we will be making better, faster, and cooler stuff always advancing but that will leave a lot of today's garbage to be attended to, as well futures garbage....   [tags: (eWaste)]
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A Solution to E-Waste - Over the past decade there was a profound development achieved in the sphere of high technologies production. Now the scale of electronics market becomes wider and spins up day by day with a cyclic launch of new electronic appliances with enhanced features. “According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in the US in 2008.” (Electronics Takeback coalition, 2010) Consequently, a clear tendency toward rapid substitution of electronic appliances can be observed....   [tags: Recycling Electronics]
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Companies Implementing Zero Waste - Companies Implementing Zero Waste Walmart is a company that has started implementing the Zero Waste program. Walmart’s goal is to one day no longer have dumpsters behind their stores and clubs, and to reach that goal Walmart is motivating their associates and suppliers around the world to find a solutions to excess food and develop ways to turn waste into revenue. On Walmart’s website they stated, “In 2011, Walmart has reduced waste in our U.S. operations by more than 80 percent, returning more than $231 million to the business last year....   [tags: materials economy, business strategies]
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Waste Management and Disposal - ... In my primary article “Study of actinide elements gives new insights into safe nuclear waste containment,” we follow Dr. Neil Jarvis and his team of scientist to Namaqualand, South Africa were the disposal of nuclear waste is being studied in a site called Vaalputs. At Vaalputs, Jarvis and his team are getting a better understanding of what's required for us to safely sustain hazardous material, in addition have found a temporary way to store this waste, by burying it 1 km below the surface of the earth in a safe location....   [tags: environment, hazardous, toxic] 624 words
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San Francisco Waste Management - San Francisco, California: A Model City for Waste Management The US is the number one producer of garbage all over the world, consuming 30% of the planet’s resources and producing 30% of all its wastes. The number is surprising considering that the US is home to just 4% of the global population. As the world modernizes and the population grows, producing more waste, waste management programs need to improve. Many are pointing to San Francisco because the city achieved an 80% landfill diversion rate, the highest in the nation....   [tags: garbage, recycling system]
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Minamata Bay Toxic Waste - The Chisso Corportation opened a chemical factory in Minamata, Japan in 1908. It was the most advanced chemical factory in all Japan for the first half of the twentieth century. Dangerous waste products, resulting from manufacture of chemicals, were released with the factory’s waste water into Minamata Bay. This caused immediate damage to local fisheries which resulted in two “sympathy” payments to fishermen in 1926 and 1943. The factory first started acetaldehyde production in 1932, producing 210 tons for the year....   [tags: Environment, Pollution]
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Solutions to Electronic Waste - Electronic and electrical equipment is essential part of busy world.It substitute hard human work and make it faster.The majority of mankind has computer at home or at work. In recent years changing of electronic equipment become faster due to obsolescence and fashion(Deathe et al. 2008, 322 ).The problem of e-waste influence on the future environment hangs over the modern society. E-waste ^ also known as electronic waste.It means electrical and electronic equipment which is not suitable for use and fill the damps....   [tags: Recycling Electronics]
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