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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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The Environmental Impact Of Burning Trash

- The Environmental Impact of Burning Trash In the state of Missouri, it is legal to open burn household trash although local governments may have stricter policies. Certain urban areas in Missouri have banned the practice, but in rural areas of the state, burning trash is the most convenient and affordable method of waste disposal (PUB-2047.) It might not be profitable for trash collection companies to provide services to a rural area that is spread over a long distance. Because of the harmful pollution created due to burning household trash, we will evaluate the ramifications or environmental impact of such practices, and possible solutions or alternatives....   [tags: Waste management, Recycling, Waste, Oxygen]

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Recycling Of The Recycling Trash Bin

- My paper envelope is recyclable and I am putting the envelope to the recycling trash bin. However, the recycling of the paper is commonly known as downstream cycling, meaning that the paper can only be recycled for a certain amount of times and the quality of the paper decreases gradually. Therefore, my paper envelope would eventually arrive at an incinerator and the ashes might go to a landfill. The incineration will produce dioxins and other toxic gases which pollute the air. Moreover, the ashes, after burning, remain highly toxic and are sent to landfills which often leach to surrounding water body as well as soil....   [tags: Oxygen, Water, Groundwater, Landfill]

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The Native Americans As Trash

- The relationship can be started by saying that the curiosity of the Europeans brought them together as they ventured for new land. The Europeans knew that there was something out there for them, but didn 't know what or who. For them it was both once they arrived in North America they found the what but also an encounter with the foreign that changed them forever. The native Americans welcomed them with open arms into their land hoping they would provide them with the security from other dangerous enemies....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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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 ]

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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]

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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]

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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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Characteristics Of Their Trash Showing Ages And Lifestyles

- The family in the research shown has many defining characteristics in their trash showing ages and lifestyles. The specific year and what time of the year would most likely be the second half of 2008 and possibly the beginning of 2009, which also means it would be the fall into the winter time. First, there was bank receipts dated from June and August in 2008, there was a magazine dated October 28, 2008, a copy of November 23 Times Colonist, and a paper cash register receipt from Blockbuster from December 2008 which supports this timeline....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Energy drink, Gender]

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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]

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Garbage Land : On The Secret Trail Of Trash

- In Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, Elizabeth Royte describes the fate of all the garbage thrown out by people (Royte, 2005). It is a fascinating trail, as she shows a territorial, economic, and ecological perspective of the garbage disposal system. She had visited the Gowanus Canal, a filthy place near her home in Brooklyn when she started questioning herself about garbage. This made her follow up on the processes involved after garbage collection in an effort to learn how they get to eliminate garbage entirely from the environment (Royte, 2005)....   [tags: Recycling, Waste, Waste management, Concept]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Racist Trash Vs. Deeper Reading

- Racist Trash vs. Deeper Reading How many years have passed since public discrimination against blacks ended. How many times have you personally heard someone make fun of someone because they are black within the past five years. How many times have you heard the “N” word being used as not an insult, but as a nickname for a friend. The truth is: In 2016, the “petrifying” “N” word has become less of an insult, and more of a simple nickname that many teens and young adults use for each other. The simple connotation of the word has been modified throughout the years from being something that was used as hurtful slander of the black population, to a petty pet name....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Satire]

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Consumable Goods Are Responsible For A Large Amount Of Trash

- Every day, we buy and use all kinds of goods, from foods to cosmetics to paper products. Consumable goods are items that can be used for a short period before they are thrown away. Paper towels, light bulbs, batteries, and clothing are a few examples of the many consumable goods found throughout the home. Some consumable goods, such as plastic drink bottles, are thrown away after being used only once. Trash build-up Consumable goods harm the environment in many ways. Every piece of trash that is thrown away is either taken to a landfill, where it is buried, or to an incinerator, where it is burned....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Greenhouse gas]

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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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Trash Is Our World, And We Can Stop It By Recycling

- Trash invades our world, and we can stop it by recycling. The movie Waste Land, tells the story of an artist named Vik. Vik goes to Rio to visit the people that work at the landfill. He believes that only bad and nasty people work at the landfill, however; Vik meets the pickers, the people that gather recyclables at the landfill. Vik bonds with the pickers, and he wants to sell his art to make better lives for the pickers. During the course of the movie, Vik’s perspective of the pickers changes, and a sense of ethos forms between himself and the pickers....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management, Waste picker]

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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]

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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]

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Dumpster Divers : Scavenging Is About More Than The Trash

- There are plenty of articles that discuss in great detail the conditions and many aspects of dumpster diving, but there is a fundamental difference between diving for survival and diving for profit. Lars Eighner, the author of “On Dumpster Diving”, tells stories of multiple instances of his dumpster diving experience. Eighner also explains exactly what it’s like to be homeless and to rely on scavenging through garbage to survive in order to get your next meal. On the other hand, in the article “Dumpster Divers: Scavenging is About More Than the Trash” by Elana Dure, she discusses that dumpster divers believe to think they are scavenging for treasure, not just for pleasure and enjoyment, but...   [tags: Dumpster diving, Dumpster, Poverty, Freeganism]

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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]

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How The Series American Crime Tied The Ideals Of White Trash

- There are many different factors and aspects that show their heads when it comes to social construct and different prejudices. As this paper argues the ideals within this idea itself, it will also explain how this show has explained and used these problems within society with perfection. The thesis for this paper would be to explain how the series American crime tied the ideals of “White Trash”, social class, and the unconscious bias of prejudism through the eyes of all of the characters throughout the season....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Racism]

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Presentation Of Urban Garbage : Paula Pentel 's Presentation On Urban Trash

- The purpose of this paper is to summarize the contents of Paula Pentel’s presentation on Urban Trash, present the themes which constitute the outlined concerns regarding urban waste and pollution, and to assess the multidimensional outcomes of dealing with waste disposal and conversion to energy in the United States. The United States produces 11 billion metric tons of waste per year from mining, agriculture, industrial processes, municipal functions, and sewage sludge; New York alone produces 32,000 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) each day....   [tags: Waste management, Recycling, Waste]

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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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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]

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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]

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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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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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Analysis Of Jefferson Cowie 's Stayin ' Alive And Southern Rock Musicians ' Construction Of White Trash

- The major ways in which these two articles, “I 'm Dying Here," in Jefferson Cowie 's Stayin ' Alive and Southern Rock Musicians ' Construction of White Trash, address the development of “Redneck” culture is through how the media and other social classes portray them and secondly how they as in poor white men in the south embrace and glorify the meaning of redneck and of their culture. These men are labeled as stupid and lazy drunks who are not educated very well, who are unemployed, violent, and racists....   [tags: White people, Racism, Country music]

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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]

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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]

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I Am A Big Alabama Fan, A Little Trash About Alabama 's National Title

- As I began my interview, there was a sense of awkwardness or tension in the room. I have heard family rumors about my relative Mr. A and his alcohol addiction, but he was never really open to everyone about his past. So as I began my interview I first wanted to read his mood and insert a sense of comfort in the conversation. I began by asking a few questions to catch up on his side of the family and talk a little trash about Alabama’s national title. (He’s a big Alabama fan and I’m a Florida Gator fan.) The first interview question I asked was how/why he decided to stop drinking, and seek help....   [tags: Alcoholism, Addiction, Alcohol abuse]

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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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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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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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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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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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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]

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Incredible Dumpster Services

- CTA1: Your outstanding trash removal service at - [phone] CTA2: Dump service professionals at - [phone] Your Professional Dump Truck Service. Do you need professional assistance with removing large quantities of garbage. Are you in the market for someone who can provide you with dumpster rental services. You don't need to go anywhere else, because [cn] is here to help. We are a [ln] located company that performs the leading trash removal service in the area. Whether you're completing a construction project or you wish to clean out a residence, our dump truck service will prove very helpful....   [tags: dump Truck service, hauling trash]

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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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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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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]

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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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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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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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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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- 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]

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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]

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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]

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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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The Food Is The Ideal Option

- Everybody’s been to the Caf, the food is less than stellar. Naturally, on a day you just can not bear the cafeteria food any longer, you go out to eat. You are really not trying to stay up that late eating a long meal; fast food is the ideal option. You drive to Chick- fil- A, to get your number 1 with a sweet tea, take it back to your dorm and indulge. Your guilty pleasure is Chick- fil- A sauce and it only takes so many packets before the aroma begins to flow around your miniscule dorm room. To minimize the scent circulation, the best thing to do would be to take your food bag to a garbage bin outside....   [tags: Recycling, Waste container]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Garbology ' By Edwards Humes

- The book I choose for my book report was “Garbology” a book written by Edwards Humes. I found this book a very interesting book and was quite influential. The book “garbology” focuses on many concerns that are still relevant in society today. Each of these issues circles around the fact that the people in the United States produce way to much garbage. Americans produce more trash than anyone else on the planet throwing away 7.1 pounds per person per day, meaning on average each American is on track to generate 102 tons of trash a year....   [tags: Pollution, Water pollution, Waste]

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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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Waste And Want By Susan Strasser

- Humankind produces and consumes with little regard for waste. Susan Strasser’s Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash focuses on consumption’s byproduct; trash and what humankind has done to dispose of their waste over the past decades. Strasser catalogues an often deemed unsophisticated part of our modern society as being “central to our lives yet generally silenced or ignore” (p.36), throughout her book elucidating on the premise that one’s own view and opinion of what is deemed as trash varies greatly from person to person....   [tags: Recycling, Waste, Waste management]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Strays ' By Mark Richard

- The author of the story “Strays”, Mark Richard, starts off with the main characters, the two brothers, lying in their beds listening to the sound of stray dogs beneath the floorboards, scratching their flee infested backs, and licking the water leaking from the pipes. The mother of the children runs off into the cornfields while the father chases after her. The father’s brother, Uncle Trash, comes to babysit the boys and ends up scamming the boys out of everything they own. The parents still haven not returned, and when Uncle Trash returns after a night of heavy drinking the boys notice he was beaten up and his truck is gone....   [tags: Family, Parent, Short story]

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Is It Environmentally Sustainable?

- Executive Summary: The world around us is suffering from a shortage in food, this shortage might harm the world in the long term and we might not have enough resources for the world in 50 years from now. Every single person on Earth is responsible for this mess, either because some of us buy more than what we need and throw the waste away or because some of us do not have the enough education to know more about the food crisis. In order to help the resources of planet Earth and save them from vanishing, our group came up with an idea that can help the resources and environment around us....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management, Waste]

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Ethics : An Invisible Rule

- Ethics as an invisible rule exists in our society, and it help us to examine what the right or wrong is. Ethics is not a law, but it seem like an invisible law to control everyone whose behavior. Business ethics always applies into trading or some competitors behaviors. According to the case, I have been catch up five points of ethical dilemmas for business ethics: Oracle Corporation hire GI to investigate ACT Offer high price to the janitors for the trash of ACT 's office Try to buy the supervisor over Ellison described his acting is civic duty A fault denied by Ellison Oracle and Microsoft are competitor, and I think as a competitor it 's unethical action which Oracle hire GI to invest...   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Escherichia coli]

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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]

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Handy Andy, Inc.

- Handy Andy, Inc., a maker of trash compactors, had a problem with how the distribution of their products was being done by distributors and retailers alike. The company made two models of trash compactors the standard and the deluxe, the latter having more capacity thus a higher price. The distribution of the trash compactor to the end user worked like this, a customer makes an order for a trash compactor through a licensed retailer, once the order is made the retailer buys from the distributor to fulfil that order and then delivers it to the customer....   [tags: Sales, Customer service, Marketing, Compactor]

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Handy Andy, Inc.

- Handy Andy, Inc., a maker of trash compactors, made two models of trash compactors the standard and the deluxe, the latter having more capacity thus a higher price (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2015). The distribution of the trash compactor to the end user worked like this, a customer makes an order for a trash compactor through a licensed retailer, once the order is made the retailer buys from the distributor to fulfil that order and then delivers it to the customer (Murphy & Knemeyer, 2015). The initial agreement between Handy Andy Inc....   [tags: Marketing, Sales, Customer service, Customer]

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Questions On Common Core Standards

- Lesson One: 1. Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. For this lesson, the students will be analyzing images and political cartoons on the PowerPoint and bags of trash containing various items using “textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain” to conclude upon what kind of person or persons used the items in the trash bag and under what circumstance...   [tags: Logic, Inference, Reasoning, Education]

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An Experience That Helped Me Grow Up : My Left Arm Getting Burned

- An experience that helped me grow up: My left arm getting burned Everyone struggles with insecurities. Insecurity plays a role in how people view the world and the way they present them. An insecurity is a trait that makes you feel out of place in society. Another way to say it is being fearful or afraid of what of something that could be or what will be in one’s life. This something can carry on with you during elementary, high school or even after college. Feeling insecurities are apart of human nature and there is no point in feeling ashamed about them....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Smile, Family]

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A Brief Note On Pollution And Its Effect On The Environment

- Water pollution is an epidemic in China. Most of the pollution comes from companies that try to recycle the waste, but all they end up doing is more harm to the environment. China recycles everything from plastic to electronic parts. More cancer is popping up in villages due to the contaminated water. From the water they drink to the water they use to wash their clothes, all of it has chemicals in it. China takes in so much trash that they don’t know what to do with it. Thus it has resulted in people recycling electronic waste to get money....   [tags: Water pollution, Pollution, Recycling]

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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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Recycling Should Not Be A Mandatory Policy

- Every year the earth faces more environmental challenges and as the global population increases, it causes more problems for the planet and its resources. Recycling waste has been one of the main solutions in finding a more ecologically sound way of life. Some people argue that recycling should not happen because they do not believe that they side effects harm the environment too much. These people are not one hundred percent incorrect with that statement due to the fact that the side effects do not become present until years later, but downfalls do indeed happen when recycling is not being accomplished....   [tags: Recycling, Pollution, Waste, Waste management]

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The Ocean's Future is in Trouble

- The oceans are in trouble. The animals and plants are in danger of being killed. People are also being harmed by toxins in the water. Why is this happening. The ocean is full of trash and other forms of pollution from humans like noise pollution. The ocean is not a garbage can, people. People are creating too much trash and a lot of it is ending up in the oceans. What can be done about this. People could create less garbage. The environment could be helped by taking simple steps like bring your own bags to the grocery store or carry a reusable water bottle....   [tags: pollution, garbage, environment]

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Pollution Caused By Glass And Aluminum

- Title- R&B Recycling Race Abstract- We are going to clean up the bars and restaurants of licking county, but we need your help to do it. Many bars and restaurants don 't recycle, getting them to recycle would make a huge difference in the community. As the reader take a minute to think of all the drinks that you have had at a restaurant or barn now think of all the drinks they are selling in the bars and restaurants and how much of a difference would be made if they were to recycle all of those bottles....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management, Landfill]

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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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The Effects Of Pollution On The Environment

- Whether humans choose to face it or not, pollution is one of the single largest killers of the earth and humans; affecting almost 100 million people around the world (Paragraph 1 – Fact 1). Not only is it extremely harmful to the environment, but it’s extremely harmful to all living beings including humans, animals, and aquatic life. Pollution is caused by a variety of man-made objects such as vehicles, products, or services such as power plants, but pollution is not just limited to airborne toxins; garbage and chemicals are just a few more extremely harmful pollutants that affect the land environment....   [tags: Renewable energy, Wind power, Fossil fuel]

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The High Traffic Flow Rate On Campus

- Where are the highest traffic flow rate on campus. Why do we need more trash receptacles around these areas. The location chosen for the term project was East Tennessee State University which is the home school of over 16,000 students. The highest population of students are mostly commuter students which means that the highest traffic will be closer to the newest addition to ETSU which is the parking garage which holds roughly 1,500 vehicles. This lovely campus has a sustainability department which oversees all of the recycling on campus and since 2008 ETSU has recycled over 122 tons of trash and waste which is not an easy feat....   [tags: Recycling, Waste container]

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