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Enormous Waste of Food While People Starve

- ... But fortunately, with the advance technology and resources we have today, there are a multiple solutions that can help decrease the amount of wasted food in the world. Solution 1 - FreshPaper One low-tech aid called FreshPaper have the ability extend the shelf life of produce by two to four times. FreshPaper consists of large square sheets infused with organic antifungal and antibacterial herbs and spices which preserves produces for a much longer time period. Kavita Shukla, an Indian American, developed the patented product based on tea recipes she have learned from her grandmother in India....   [tags: refrigeration, fresh-tec, farmers]

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Capitalism Avoids Costs to Abolish E-Waste

- E-Waste Capitalism in its purest form is all about maximizing profit at whatever the cost to the workers, economy or environment. In this light capitalism can be viewed as a double-edged sword, in which a company in a capitalistic economy will avoid extra cost at any chance possible even if that means the illegal disposal of harmful secondhand electronics avoiding all the rules and regulations that would make disposal cost extra called E-Waste, to impoverished countries such as China and Ghana....   [tags: disposal, environment, economy]

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Use of Guava Leaves as a Bio Absorbent for Waste Elimination

- Introduction The wide use of heavy metals and its compounds by modern industries has resulted in large quantities of this element being discharged into environment. These inorganic micro-pollutants are of considerable concern because they are non-biodegradable, highly toxic and have a probable carcinogenic effect. If directly discharged into the sewage system, their presence decreases the efficiency of the biological treatment [1, 2, 3]. Among the heavy metals, chromium is one of the most important environmental issues....   [tags: Chemistry, Chromium, Sorbent]

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Everything Happens for a Reason in The Waste Lands by Stephen King

- Does devastation always wreak havoc for no reason. The answer is no, there is always a reason for everything that happens in the world. The theme of everything happens for a reason, be it good or bad, can relate to modern society. This theme is constantly used in the book The Waste Lands by Stephen King and is a key point in the book’s plot. Events such as bad things happening to innocent people, changes in weather, and natural disasters happen every day and possess reasons behind them that the mind may not perceive....   [tags: innocent, weather, disasters]

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The Sacred Wood and Began the Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

- ... In 1927 – 31, he became a member of the Church of England and the British citizen. He made Ariel Poems during 1927 - 31. For Lancelot Andrews, 1928, Ash – Wednesday, 1930, Coriolan, 1931. Thoughts After Lambeth, 1931. Through the years 1923 and 1933, T. S. had his first visit to America since 1914. He delivered Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard. They were published as the Use of Poetry and the use of criticism in 1933. He also delivered the Page Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia....   [tags: hard working writer, poem]

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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land: Fire-Igniting Water

- ... Perhaps the corpse in order to bloom will need water, for that water will extinguish the flames that keep the corpse dead and prevent it from sprouting. The symbol of water will often be mentioned and it will even simultaneously bring about a partial cause of suffering and a source of relief. Imagery of fire is revisited once again in the second section of the poem titled,“A Game of Chess,” in which Eliot remarks on the standing of what seems like an aristocratic woman. The flames are beginning to influence their surroundings....   [tags: modernist poems]

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What to Do about all the E-Waste

- A product made today will not last long deliberately. Most products are planned so that they die or fail after certain months, and most of them are unrepairable or almost the same price of the product to get it repaired. A new and better product will be out for us to buy. Due to these reasons we the consumers tend to buy more products. This is called as “Planned obsolescence”, what is planned obsolescence. Basically it is a business strategy in which a product is planned and manufactured in a way that it will create problems for the user....   [tags: environmental/sustainability issues]

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General Education Courses Are A Waste of Time and Money

- Students go to college in search of knowledge, a new lifestyle, and the hope of a job after graduation. For many young adults, college is a rite of passage into an independent, mature new lifestyle. Not only is higher education a rite of passage, for some, it is also an opportunity to have a better life. Overall, college is a wonderful part of many people’s lives, yet the way the college education system is conducted wastes students time and money. College is basically composed of two parts: general education classes and major specific classes....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Food Stamps: Waste of Taxpayer’s Money

- Food Stamps: Waste of Taxpayer’s Money Food stamps, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (S.N.A.P) became a permanent federal assistance on January 31, 1964 under the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson with the purpose of reducing hunger and malnutrition in the United States (“A Short History of SNAP”). Low-income families and individuals that qualify for this federal assistance can buy food every month in the form of an electronic benefit transfer (EBT). These EBT cards are similar to debit card; cardholder’s recipient can use their cash benefits or buy eligible food at most stores and retailers....   [tags: welfare, federal assistance]

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Endangered Species: Keystone Law or Waste of Money?

- When the congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973, it recognized that ecological and scientific valued our nation and its people. It also expressed concern that many of our nation’s native plants and animals were in danger of becoming extinct. The purpose of ESA is to protect and recover species in their ecosystems, for which they have lived on. Under the ESA, species are specified into two categories; endangered or threatened. ‘Endangered’ means a species that is in danger of becoming extinct and has exceeded all of its range....   [tags: Endangered Species Act, effectiveness, extinct]

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Project E-Waste

- Daily consumers are confronted with advertising campaigns trying to lure their slightly used electronic devices into retirement by being swayed into upgrading to the most recent model. A 2007 study conduct in the United States revealed “500 million used cell phones that are stockpiled in closets and drawers will eventually end up in landfills as electronic waste (E-Waste).” As E-Waste continues to spread across the globe it is growing faster than leaves can grow on trees and it is posing a threat to human health and the environment (E-Cycle).” Consumers recycling cell phones to reuse materials is environmentally and socially beneficial in reducing E-Waste....   [tags: Conservation]

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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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Over-consumption = More Waste

- Over-consumption = More Waste The single most important environmental issue today is over-consumerism, which leads to excess waste. We buy too much. We think we always need new and better stuff. Will we ever be satisfied. There will always be something better or cooler on the market. Because we live in a capitalistic consumer culture, we have absorbed things like: “Get it while the getting’s good,” “Offer ends soon, buy while it lasts,” “For great deals, come on down…Sunday Sunday Sunday!” We, kids from 1 to 92, have become saturated with commercials like: Obey your thirst....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Creating Biofuels from Waste

- Biofuels from Waste Purpose Biofuels mark a great step into today’s efforts to slow down global warming. However, when food sources, such as corn and soy are used as derivatives for ethanol, the impact is far worse than using fossil fuels. Biofuels require more energy to do artificial refinery, cultivating, and collecting; whereas, fossil fuels already meet all the prerequisites through millions of years in the earth, and thus use less energy. On the social justice stance, the poor suffer through the sky-rocketed food prices because farmers are using their food to supply the ethanol demand....   [tags: Energy Fuel Environment]

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Investigation of Waste Materials

- Investigation of Waste Materials Waste materials are generated by the metabolic activity of the cell. If allowed to accumulate they would reach toxic concentrations and so must be continually expelled. Excretion is the process of removing waste products and other toxins from the body. These wastes include O2, H2O and the nitrogenous wastes which result from the breakdown of amino acids in the liver. Structure of a kidney ===================== The excretory organs of mammals are kidneys....   [tags: Papers]

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Waste Management

- Municipal waste is disposed of in three different ways. As of 2004 it is estimated that 71 percent is land filled, 16 percent incinerated, and 13 percent recycled. Other wastes that have to be disposed of are nuclear and hazardous wastes. The environmental effects of different waste management solutions will be discussed as well as ideal ways, in my opinion, to dispose of different forms of solid wastes. Landfills are the most commonly used form of disposing wastes today. It is also a form of disposal that causes many environmental impacts that are in need of addressing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Waste Management

- Waste Management No one enjoys throwing materials away. But with all of the aspects of construction that require management today, why do we need to add waste. Construction waste management can enhance a builder's operation, as well as the image of the entire building industry. Finding-1 Cost-Even though disposal cost represent only about 0.5% of the total construction cost, consider that waste management costs could represent as much as 5% of the profit. waste reduction can reduce your material purchases; recycling can reduce the cost of disposal....   [tags: Papers]

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Nuclear Waste

- Nuclear Waste Introduction The Earth's oceans cover approximately three-fourths of the world's surface. Less than one century ago, it would have been difficult to imagine that humans could significantly pollute these vast bodies of water. For as long as there have been human inhabitants along the coast, people have been utilizing the ocean as a dumping ground for garbage and other rubbish. Although several view the ocean as endless and thus, having plenty of room for the waste; this belief is not true....   [tags: Ocean Dumping Environmental Essays]

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Social Justice Issues with the 2014 EWB Challenge in Nepal

- ... Many NGOs have even helped to create a biogas plant among the squatter communities of Nepal (SWMRMC/UN-HABITAT 2008). A simple metal hook known as the “suiro” has been engineered and it is widely used in household of Bharatpur and Hetauda, this simple yet ingenious device is used to collect plastic waste materials over a period of about fifteen days and then it is sent to a recycling plant (WaterAid 2008). The invention of a new kind of waste collector created by the Hetauda municipality has been very effective in segregating and collecting medical wastes....   [tags: waste management]

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Nuclear Waste

- Nuclear Waste Australia is a major player in the grand scheme of the world’s energy needs. Its large land mass and geologic history has provided it with an extensive list of mineral resources. Australia, therefore, since the initial gold rushes of the 1850’s, has come to depend heavily on the mining industry. In particular, the discovery in the 1950’s of uranium and new coal deposits created a wave of mining that to present has proven to be quite profitable for the country’s economy.[1] Australia is unique in that it is the world’s second largest producer and exporter of uranium,[2] and “the world’s largest coal exporter.”[3] It comes as no surprise, therefore, that current...   [tags: Environment Pollution Papers]

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Household Waste!

- Household Waste. One morning my mom said "Andy, get up and clean the bathroom!" It was always an essential and important labor to the family. I got up and gathered all the normal cleaning agents we used; Ajax, ammonia, and this liquid bleach that my mom said worked wonders. The toilet I cleaned using the Ajax the sink I cleaned using the Ajax there seemed to be no need for the other two. Then I saw it- the bath tub, AH. There was a ring around the bath tub that I knew would be difficult to clean off....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Unwanted Waste

- Unwanted Waste Down the green corridor the two men walked, the shiny surface echoing back the regular march beat of shoes. Everything around them was sterilised and of a discoloured lime green – the walls, floor even the odd table was green. Silence surrounded them apart from the rhythm of the shoes; it was eerie quiet, quieter than Yates had heard for a long time. Where Yates lived there was always some kind of noise whether it was shouting or screaming, crying or just taking however loneliness always managed to find and engulf Yates....   [tags: Papers]

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Mineralization and Bio-remediation as a Recycling Process

- Recycling is an important part of maintaining life. Recycling effects every aspect of life, whether it is recycling plastic or recycling compounds. The basic concept of recycling is to convert waste into something useful or reusable. When we begin to look at recycling as a whole, or to determine what process is most important in our community, we must first look at the big picture. Recycling doesn't only effect our individual community, it effects the Earth as a whole. With this in mind, everyone would benefit from recycling....   [tags: Decomposers, Waste]

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Nuclear Waste Disposal

- Nuclear Waste and the Effects on Human Life Statement of the issue: Nuclear waste is a growing concern in the Untied States and throughout the world today. Even right now as I type this paper Congress is debating as to allow nuclear waste to be stored in Yucca Mountain in Nevada. This debate in Congress will help decide the way that the Untied States deals with nuclear waste issues in the future. Nuclear waste is hazardous to human life. It contains many harmful chemicals that could hurt life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Innovative Waste Disposal

- As humanity develops new technology, the magnitude and severity of waste increases. When computers were developed, it widely was believed that the need for paper would be eliminated. On the contrary this was widely proven false and we are now utilizing more paper than ever. Canada is not an exception as the typical Canadian generates an average of three pounds of solid waste each day1. This alone shows what a careless species we have become- using and disposing materials without even considering the damage we are causing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Nuclear Power is a Dangerous Waste of Time

- Nuclear power has been around since the first atomic plant was made operational on December 2, 1942. These plants are an efficient way of producing electricity. They can power every electric item we use today, from TV’s to computers and every thing in between. As great as they may seem, how do we deal with the radioactive waste left over. The answer is, we don’t. Until we, as a civilization, find a better way of dealing with this waste, we should hold off on converting fossil fuel plants to nuclear....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Nuclear Waste Disposal

- Nuclear Waste Disposal As the millenium approaches, we are faced with the problems created by our technological advances. Everyday we are forced to see the results, from acid rain to polluted beaches. But there is one problem in particular that will probably out-live our generation and the generation which has created it. If properly contained and monitored, it has little affect on us and our environment. However, once it is free of it's containment, it is a destructive and deadly force. This problem is nuclear waste....   [tags: Radiation Pollution Papers]

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Research Project

- Fraud, Waste and Abuse Research Project Combating fraud in the private sector is a difficult task. Trying to combat fraud in the public sector is daunting. In 1999 15.7% of the American workforce were employed by a government entity (federal, state, and local).[1] Mirroring society, government will have its share of perpetrators. The difference from the private sector is in the scope of the fraud committed, the loss of the public trust, the blaring headlines from news media, and difficulty in making necessary changes to combat the problems....   [tags: Government Business Argumentative Essays]

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Comparing Waste Land with Other Myths

- The Waste Land: Parallels with Other Myths The Waste Land summarizes the Grail legend, not precisely in the usual order, but retaining the principal incidents and adapting them to a modern setting. Eliot's indebtedness both to Sir James Frazer and to Jessie L. Weston's From Ritual to Romance (in which book he failed to cut pages 138-39 and 142-43 of his copy) is acknowledged in his notes. Jessie L. Weston's thesis is that the Grail legend was the surviving record of an initiation ritual....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Contrasting of Past with Present in Waste Land

- Contrast of Past with Present in The Waste Land      Eliot contrasts the past with the present in several ways throughout his poem, The Waste Land. The simplest of these is the simple juxtaposition of one or more descriptions of the present immediately before or after one or more descriptions of the past. The most obvious of these is section two, in which two descriptions of the present (lines 111-139 and 140-172) immediately follow a description of the past (lines 77-110). In this case, the juxtaposition is used to hold the modern attitude toward sex and love next to an attitude from the past....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Low Income Families Are Disproportionately Subjected to the Detrimental Health Effects of Waste

- Since the industrial revolution the United States has experienced tremendous change. This change has created a consumer culture that has resulted in the creation of mass amounts of waste. According to reports, in the year 2003 Americans produced almost 500 million pounds waste. Alone the U.S consumes 30% of the world’s resources and produces 30% of all waste (Conquest, 2). These numbers attest to a consumer culture that has created an undesirable waste problem that is yet to be resolved. However, not everyone is affected proportionately by waste, as predominantly low-income communities live in close proximity to waste related sites....   [tags: environmental racism]

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Waste Pickers and Collectors in Delhi: Poverty and Environment in an Urban Informal Sector ”

- In this paper, Waste pickers and collectors in Delhi, who constitute the bottom layer of waste recycling as well as an informal sector in the city, are primarily focused on. This paper explores two aspects of “waste pickers and collectors” with the authors’ field survey. One is socio-economic characteristic of pickers and collectors. As described later, socio-economic characteristics such as Origin, Level of living and the Way of operation are strikingly different between pickers and collectors....   [tags: Poverty and Environment, urban informal sector]

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Recycling Nuclear Waste--Too Dangerous or the Way to a Better Tomorrow?

- America is in desperate need of a viable solution to the growing energy crisis. Nuclear power is just one way the country eases the strain. However, one major issue remains unresolved. What happens to the waste that occurs during the fueling process. As of right now, there are two solutions: storing or reprocessing. There are many risks associated with reprocessing. The major question is do these risks outweigh the benefits. All power-generating processes produce waste. The nuclear power process is no different....   [tags: Energy ]

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Food, Space, Culture & Society : Strategies for reducing food waste in the United Kingdom

- Food wastage is a significant problem in the United Kingdom with roughly 15% of edible food discarded each year (National Statistics, 2011), which directly costs the average consumer £480 annually (WRAP, 2011). The ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign, run on behalf of the Waste and Resource Action programme’ (WRAP) explains that wasting food is both damaging to our finances and incredibly environmentally unsustainable; contributing unnecessarily to energy and water use in production, transportation and storage (LFHW[1], 2011)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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Lean Manufacturing Delivers Value with Less Work by Eliminating Waste

- ... • Waiting – This waste occurs because of unnecessary wait on assembly line due to material unavailability or worker unavailability etc. Lean suggests to remove this waste by utilizing the JIT method. This technique tends to supply material as and when required without holding on to any resources unnecessary. • Transportation – This waste occurs due to unnecessary transportation of raw material before it reaches the assembly line. Lean says that raw material should be directly routed to the assembly line rather than first transporting the same to a warehouse and then again picking it up to bring it on the assembly line....   [tags: kanban, efficiency, reduction]

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A Synthesis and Response of Two Articles Concerning Nuclear Waste Reprocessing

- Modern concerns about global warming have rekindled ideas about nuclear power in the United States but one concern still remains: what is to be done with the waste. Right now most spent nuclear fuel is stored in large casks at the plants where it was used with plans in the works for a common location to store the waste for long periods of time. Long term storage is not the only option, technology exists to take this spent nuclear fuel and remove the unused plutonium and uranium from the waste products to create more fuel....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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Waste Incineration Issues (the toxic emission, ashes and health problems)

- Bottom ash (clinker) is produced from the furnace and is 90% of total ash produced by incinerators. Bottom ash contains significant concentrations of heavy metals, organic-halogens and other chemo-pollutants. Fly ash is the tiny particles which are trapped by controlling equipment. Fly ash is produced less than the bottom ash. It is correct that “the cleaner the air emissions, the more hazardous ash production”. Temporary storages of these ashes usually are open pits or gears without any protection against wind and rain which cause serious health risks for those who work and live near the incinerator’s storage facilities....   [tags: toxic emissions, ashes, health problems]

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- Today, much of our outdated electronics are being recycled which seems to be a good thing, but what most people do not know, is that most of this “recycle” is being disposed of irresponsibly. This hazardous electronic waste is called e-waste. Our old electronics are being sent to developing countries to extract the valuable materials from them, but it is being done in a way that is damaging the environment and people who work, play, and live there. Something has to be done about the e-waste problem....   [tags: Technology ]

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- It is inevitable to deny that we are currently living in a world where technology plays a prominent part of our lives, and that this technology is ever-quickly transforming. Like all marketable consumer products, electronic products are continuously improved, altered, and designed to appeal to targeted consumers. Many of us are familiar with the struggle of having to catch up to current trends of consumer electronic devices. The useful lives of these products are relatively short, and in a year or two, it is almost expected that a new product with more capabilities and enhanced features will be in the market that would replace the old one....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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- “In recent years, legislatures across the world have turned their attention to the escalating amount of electronic and electrical waste, and their accompanying environmental threats. Increasing consumption of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) and the indiscriminate disposal of used products contribute to the problem furthered by designs that ignore durability and support the limitless use of toxic substances. One proposed method of changing this trend is to stimulate producers to design for the environment (DFE)....   [tags: Technology ]

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Why Do Poor People Waste Money on Luxury Goods?

- “OMG”. You see that black young gal coming out of that Mercedes Benz. Oh. And she has on a Dolce & Gabbana dress. I wish I was like her” said a nosey Bahamian woman. “Don’t let dem materialistic tings fool ya girl, that’s Shirley’s daughter who live Bain town with both her parents, that’s all for show cuz she just got her a-sue money so she flaunting, watch next week you will see her in a lancer” said another lady. The world we live in, people judge you based on your appearance; so there’s no better way than to prove to those that you are living well than with luxurious possessions....   [tags: mercedes, clothes, worth]

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- Electronic and electrical equipment is essential part of busy world. It substitutes hard human work and makes it faster. Most of people have a computer at home or at work. In recent years changing of electronic equipment becomes faster due to obsolescence and advance (Deathe et al. 2008, 322). The problem of e-waste threatens the future environment of the modern society. E-waste or electronic waste means electrical and electronic equipment, which is not suitable for use and fills the dumps. Electronic equipment, such as mobile phones, computers, and televisions consist of hazardous materials, which pollute the environment and impact on human’s health....   [tags: Technology, Electronic and Electrical Equipment]

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Three Ways in Which a Business or Corporation and the Government Can Reduce Environmental Waste

- ... The most difficult task will be remembering to take the reusable bags when we go grocery shopping or having them with us if we stop to buy a few things on the way home from work. Placing bags between the passenger seat and console will both remind and condition myself and husband to use the recyclable bags rather than the plastic. I am certain this simple solution will become second nature within a few weeks. “They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." –Andy Warhol Business or Corporation Environmental Reduction Technology improvements and rising education costs alone justify eliminating text books both economical and environmental friendly....   [tags: going green for our heirs]

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Disintegration of Civiliation in Henry IV Part 2, The Handmaid's Tale and The Waste Land

- The role of power is central to both 'The Handmaid's Tale' and Henry IV Part 2, the protagonist in each text have contrasting views, in the former Offred craves any power she is able to find whereas the latter sees Hal shirking his responsibilities. Atwood suggests throughout 'The Handmaid's Tale' that people would willingly tolerate subjugation as long as they feel they have some power, Offred recollects that her mother once told her it is "truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations." For Offred this compensation manifests in the form of Nick, despite her situation she becomes complacent, although this life bears great restrictions compared to befor...   [tags: responsibility, role model, compensation]

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The Waste of Money that Are After School College Entrance Exams Preparation Organizations

- Are you worried about your exam scores. Have you ever joined in an after-class learning organization. According to the recent social research, 18% of the students who join in the after-class organizations for learn really get an improving result. But 68% of them did not improve their scores in school test. Even worse, the rest of them were no good than before. Some after-class learning organizations should be forbidden because they are not only useless, but also waste people lots of money. And what is more, we can learn well or better only in daily classes and they make students too exhausted to learn normally....   [tags: standardized testing coaching]

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Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals Iaden Waste Water Using Duckweed Species

- Title : Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals laden Waste Water using Duckweed species INTRODUCTION Presservation of the environment quality is one of the major concern of this century. Our biosphere is getting degraded by the release of natural and synthetic substances that can cause deleterious effects on living organisms. Among all the pollutants , heavy metals are easily transported and accumuted in the environment. Many industries like textile and steel, electroplating, metal producing release heavy metal such as cadmium, copper, chromium, nickel and lead in the wastewater (Demirenzen et al., 2007)....   [tags: environment, heavy metals, duckweed]

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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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recycling in canada

- Questions What is the current state of the recycling programs in Canada. Do some provinces recycle more than others. How can the amount of recycling in a nation be increased. What does the future hold in terms of recycling initiatives. Introduction A very important issue tied to Canada’s future sustainability is that of recycling. There is currently a shortage of suitable landfill spaces in Canada, and the current landfills produce harmful emissions (Statistics Canada, 2008). Using methods to divert as many of these wastes away from landfills will help to slow their growth and improve Canada’s future outlook....   [tags: Waste Management]

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How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors?

- How Is Waste Management Affected By Socioeconomic Factors. Summary. One of the most pressing environmental issues facing the world today is the issue of waste management and disposal. This problem crosses all international borders and touches the lives of all of the world’s peoples. Waste management encompasses everything from collection and handling to disposal by incineration, landfill and other methods, and recycling. Also included are the serious associated implications for the health of people and the environment....   [tags: Ecology Pollution Environmental Essays]

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Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain

- Danger Underground: Nuclear Waste Disposal in Yucca Mountain Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed plans to deposit 70,000 tons of highly radioactive waste underground Yucca Mountain in Nevada. While many environmental questions and concerns have been raised about the safety of the waste disposal plan for the next 10,000 years, there appears to be no alternative. Waste from nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants are a serious environmental problem that will be present for generations to come....   [tags: Nuclear Energy Essays]

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The Basel Convention - Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal

- The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal Abstract On March 22, 1989, leaders from 105 nations unanimously adopted the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal. The Basel Convention is the first international convention to control the export of hazardous and other wastes. Since the Convention celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1999, it is an appropriate time for an appraisal of how the Basel Convention has affected international trade of hazardous waste....   [tags: Politics Environment Environmental]

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Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right Or Wrong?

- Nuclear Waste Disposal At Yucca Mountain: Right or Wrong. As the United States' nuclear waste buildup becomes larger, the need for a permanent storage facility becomes more urgent. One proposed site is in the Yucca Mountains of Nevada. This makes many Nevadans uneasy, as visions of three-legged babies and phosphorescent people come to mind. This is an unfounded worry, as many reasons prove. In fact, the Yucca Mountains provide an ideal site for a permanent underground nuclear waste facility in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of The Waste Land and Pablo Picasso's Guernica

- A Comparison of The Waste Land and Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" The similarities are striking. This is probably due, in no small part, to the inspiration for both works. Picasso and Eliot shared a common inspiration for their masterpieces the atrocities of war. Guernica was a response by Picasso to the German Luftwaffe's bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. During this 1937 attack hundreds of civilians were killed. T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land is similar to Guernica in this way....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Eliot's The Waste Land and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future

- T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's "No Past, No Present, No Future" Time and circumstance change everything. When we are young, the world is fresh, exciting, and pure. As people age, we begin to realize how corrupt the world is. Our old center, one based on trust, breaks down. Everyone in the world is looking out for their personal well-being, not the well-being of others. With this knowledge, people’s perspectives change. Rather than trusting every thing, we question the meaning and motive behind it....   [tags: Wasteland Maddy Eliot Essays]

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Exploring Bird's Article, College is a Waste of Time and Money

- Exploring Bird's Article, College is a Waste of Time and Money In the article "College is a Waste of Time and Money", Caroline Bird explains why higher education may not be the best choice for high school graduates. Bird writes that students do not attend college because they want to, but because of what others expect. College is merely the trend in today's society. It is an escape from the real world. Students may be shuffled into a system that is neither financially nor academically beneficial....   [tags: Education Teaching]

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An Evaluation of Composting, Incineration, and Recycling

- One of the most important environmental problems in the world is waste. The world population is growing speedily and recently reached seven billion people. As a result, the amount of waste produced by people is also increasing rapidly. This problem affects all countries without exception because people cannot live without producing waste. Moreover, people are also generating new types of waste, such as the space waste, the chemical waste, and the nuclear waste. For instance, as a result of development of space industry, in the recent decades the amount of the space waste has increased significantly....   [tags: enviromental problems, waste management]

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A Walk towards Conservation: Waste will Never be the Answer

- A Walk towards Conservation: Waste will Never be the Answer It was a hot summer Sunday morning, a little less than twelve years ago, when my family walked (though my sisters and I did this begrudgingly) home from church. When we finally reached our house, not but a mere five blocks away, we each had one thought on our minds, breakfast. While one of us emptied the dishwasher, and another began to set the table, the other would help my mom prepare the eggs. And as this almost habitual process unraveled, a large aluminum bowl, not far from the stove, would begin to fill with the remains and peels of uncooked fruits and vegetables, egg shells, and coffee grinds....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Caroline Bird's College Is a Waste of Time and Money

- In her article “College Is a Waste of Time and Money”, Caroline Bird attempts to pursued her readers that colleges are overflowing with students who don’t belong there. Her article first appeared in Psychology Today (May 1975). Since this material is outdated, I find it hard to believe that most of the responses by students and parents quoted in the article still hold true. The author has set out to pursue the readers that college is a bad and unnecessary choice for today’s youth. Yet the author holds a bachelors and a masters degree from two different universities....   [tags: University Education College Argumentative Essays]

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Reparations for Slavery - Just Another Way to Waste Taxes?

- Reparations for Slavery - Just Another Way to Waste Taxes. Why should American taxpayers, who never owned slaves, pay for the sins of their ancestors. What about all the Americans whose ancestors arrived here long after slavery ended. How would the economy be affected by reparations payments. How do you put a price tag on 2 1/2 centuries of legalized inhumanity. In what form would reparations be paid. How would you establish who's a descendant. It all still comes down to one basic question, Should the descendents of slaves’ masters have to pay for their ancestors’ direct involvement and economic compensations from the institution of slavery in America....   [tags: Reparations for Slavery and Discrimination]

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Internet Advertising – A World Wide Waste of Time

- Internet Advertising – A World Wide Waste of Time As I approach the Philadelphia bus shelter, I'm struck by the gaze of a familiar, yet ominous strongman. His aging muscles are backlit by a powerful fluorescent light. Intrigued, I approach the advertisement and begin to look at the copy. As my eyes scan below the title of the film, an irritating, unavoidable, and inevitably cryptic message glows: Here is another website for the fearless compujunkies to surf at three in the morning and another piece of litter along the information superhighway....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

- ... Hooker Chemical drained the canal and lined it with canal to prevent the soon to be deposited barrels of chemicals from leaking. During the period Hooker Chemical used the dump over 21,000 tons of chemical waste. Later on, the company sold the land to the Niagara Falls School Board for $1.00. Immediately afterwards, a series of winters which brought heavy rainfall lead to the leeching of chemicals into creeks, basements, backyards, and the school playground. Consequently, President Jimmy Carter realizing the graveness of the situation, called for a state of emergency, leading to the evacuation of 239 families.2 After the Love Canal Disaster, politicians and the general public alike were...   [tags: industrial waste, laws]

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Why Reducing and Reusing is Much Better than Recycling

- There are over 600 million tons of recyclables being handled by almost 2 million people worldwide every year (BIR). This is the result of the ever growing concern of waste and CO2 emissions across the globe. Recycling is a controversial topic because many were taught that recycling is the most influential way to reduce environmental impact. However, according to the New York times, “Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America: a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources.” (Tierney)....   [tags: waste of resources and energy]

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Food for Thought: Hunger and the Bill Emerson Food Donation Act

- According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans wasted up to 40 percent of its food in 2012 (Gunders 2012). In comparison, the EPA and USDA jointly filed a document in 1997 that reported 27 percent of American food going to waste-roughly 96 billion pounds of food (Haley 2013). Using the latter ratio, this means that 40 percent of food wasted by Americans translates into 142.2 billion tons of food a year. If the average person eats 1,996 pounds of food a year (Aubrey 2011), this means the amount of food thrown away could have fed nearly 71,142,285 people....   [tags: food waste in the US]

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E-Waste Recycling

- When Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage to deliver a candid commencement speech at Stanford this past June, a plane flew over the stadium with a banner that read: "Steve -- don't be a mini player -- recycle all e-waste." This was the latest stunt by the Computer Take-Back Campaign (CTBC), an environmental crusade supported by activist groups who have criticized Apple for lagging behind the rest of the computer industry in its recycling efforts. The plane's banner referred to Apple's recent announcement that it will now accept iPods for free recycling at all of its stores in exchange for 10 percent off the purchase of a new iPod....   [tags: Green Environment Electronics Recycling]

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Market Research Report about Welsh Recycling Campaign

- 1. Introduction: Since the national waste strategy for Wales was launched in 2002, Welsh recycling has been dramatically improved (Welsh Assembly Government, 2010a). In 2010, Welsh government revised its overarching waste strategy to “Toward Zero Waste”. Based on this strategy, Wales will achieve a high recycling in 2025 and zero waste by 2050 (Welsh Assembly Government, 2014a). In the past three years, the tonnes of waste recycled and composted have significantly raised (Statswales, 2014a). Meanwhile, the amount of waste and the tonnes of landfilled waste both have decreased (Statswales, 2014b; Statswales, 2014c)....   [tags: waste strategy, welsh government]

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Compost, the Key to the Future

- In a recent article Aspen Institute stated that 50% of the food that humans produce is wasted (“Aspen Institute” para. 1). This is a huge percentage that has affected vast populations. Imagine what people would be able to do with that amount of food. The question is how are we able to solve this kind of problem if it is such a major percentage. There are many answers to this question but one of the best ways people are helping to end food waste is by using compost. Compost is a key to the future and with it many new innovations are made and the world is a better place (“Scientific American” para....   [tags: waste, soil, decomposition]

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Abatement Potential in Australia's Energy Sector

- Abatement Possibility The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia will have implications for every economic sector in the State (regardless of the choice of policy mechanism). A clear conclusion, which can be drawn from the modeling of abatement opportunities in this project, is that for Australia to deliver a substantial reduction in emissions, effective abatement initiatives will be required across all economic sectors. The Australian economy is increasingly diverse and contains a number of key economic sectors, which have been the focus of a variety of support and policy development activities....   [tags: emissions, waste, forestry]

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The Devastating Effects of Garbage In Our Environment

- Earth is the only planet of its kind. Its unique environment provides us with air and water that are vital for life. It is important that we better protect our environment to secure life for future generations. My essay first will analyze two essays, Heather Roger's, Gone Tomorrow: Hidden Life of Garbage, and Lars Eighner On Dumpster Diving. Both authors pose interesting arguments warranting solutions to our excessive waste. This essay supports Rogers’s position over Eighners position. I agree with Roger’s solution holding Corporate America and large companies accountable for the excessive waste from mass production....   [tags: waste, recycling, mass production]

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The Discouraging Truth: Propaganda in World War II

- We all look back at World War II and view it as one of the most depressing, impactful, and downright evil times in history. Although, when we learn about this time period in school, we focus on the Hitler, the Germans, and the Japanese. They were the prime enemy, full of evil and monstrous capabilities. Then there was us, the strong, great, undefeatable United States of America. If you look back on the principal now, its almost as if it was an action packed film, full of war, superheroes, and villains....   [tags: Fear Appeal, Material Waste]

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Natural Resources and The Dangers of Nuclear Power

- The nation’s natural resources are being used up at a shocking rate. As we are a looking at diminution of these resources, the worlds will be in search of another source to produce electricity for heat and light. The one useful way to overcome this crisis, it will be inuclear power . What is nuclear power. Nuclear power is the product of the division of uranium atoms in a chemical process that is called fission.. Nuclear power generate 11% of energy to the world’s needs, and produces a huge amounts of energy by using a little fuel and contribute less pollution in the environment than burning fossil fuel to produce energy, but Nuclear power is way unsafe than the process of burning coal i...   [tags: radiation, nuclear fission waste]

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The White Collar Nature of Environmental Crimes

- Corporations, through guidance of new laws, in the future in the United States, should be held more accountable for environmental crimes, because without these new laws corporations will continue to pay meniscal fines and serve little to no time in prisons for destroying the environment in which we have to live and survive. Corporations throughout history have lived within the protection of the government. The reason I say this is because throughout history corporations got away with literally murdering our environment by following weak laws and having very few standards....   [tags: accountability, waste, health]

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Air Pollution a Very Costly Environmental Problem

- Air pollution has become very costly environmental problem in terms of both human lives and in terms of billions of dollars lost for health-care expenditure and crop damage. Air pollution according to the Wikipedia << is the introduction of particulates, biological materials, or other harmful materials into the Earth’s atmosphere, possibly causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or built environment>>. Therefore, human being should be aware of the facts that the environment and all living creatures are dying....   [tags: causes, control, burning waste]

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Financial Benefits and Overall Costs of Green Buildings

- There have been uncertainties concerning green buildings. What are green buildings. , What effects do they have. , What do they mean financially. ,These are some of the questions that need answers. The Green Building Council of South Africa describes a green building as “a building which is energy efficient, resource efficient and environmentally responsible-which incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate its negative impacts on the environment and its occupants” (GBCSA, 2013)....   [tags: construction, waste, green building]

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Considering the Feasibility of Edible Food Packaging

- INTRODUCTION A third of the waste that is dumped into landfills are packaging such as boxes, bags, bottles and food wrappers. Packaging waste is approximately 30% of municipal waste by weight, 13% is due to plastic material which is non-biodegradable. The value of the market for disposable wrappers, dishware, and cutlery at fast-food restaurants, hospitals, and other facilities is $20 billion, and recyclable or compostable products are in demand nowadays. There is a lot of interest in edible food packaging but the only problem now for consumers is with its taste, texture, and appearance....   [tags: Biodegradable, Sustainability, Waste Reduction]

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What Are the Four Main Global Enviromental Problems?

- There are four main global environmental problems that we are facing in the current world. Which are haze, increase in human population, technology and waste land. These four global environmental issues require urgent attention to create the ecology friendly. As a matter of fact the purpose of eco friendly is to protect our mother nature such as air, water, land, flora and fauna. Therefore, if we do not preserve the green house gases it can ultimately affect the risk of human health all around the world....   [tags: haze, waste, population, ]

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The Often Overlooked and Yet Extremely Important, Toilet

- When thinking about things that we use every day, and things we often take for granted, at the top of the list would probably be the toilet and plumbing with sanitary water. This is often a subject that is overlooked. When thinking about the history and about how fresh running water came to be as it is today, we often don’t have an answer. While it may seem quite trivial now, at the time (during the Bronze Age), it was a very advanced thing to have. Perhaps the most sophisticated Bronze Age civilization of the Mediterranean culture was that of the Minoans....   [tags: sanitary, disposal, waste]

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Why the United States Should Stop Using Nuclear Energy

- Nuclear energy is a dangerous source of energy that has cost the United States millions of dollars to in building nuclear plants, working cost and the disposal of nuclear waste. The capital costs of nuclear reactors are greater than those for coal-fired plants and much greater than those for gas-fired plants. There have been a number of incidents in the past that have harmed not only people but also the environment in which we live. The United States needs to put an end to the usage of nuclear energy and develop alternative renewable and efficient sources of generating power preferably solar and wind energy....   [tags: radiation, nuclear waste, uranium]

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The Reversal of the Chicago River: Saving a City

- Sitting on the deck of the Seadog, a gaggle of tourists wait anxiously with ready cameras and tapping feet for the boat to start moving again. A tour guide’s explanation for the wait is a mere rambling speech that these tourists care little for, preferring to see the sights rather than hear the history of Chicago. What they are missing is the important fact of how they are where they are and the reason they are waiting at the boat lock. A reason that is crucial to not only Chicago’s history, but the history of many major civil engineering projects of the future....   [tags: human geography, toxic waste]

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The Impact of Human Activities to Marine Animals

-   Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 1. Introduction 4 1.1 Summary of IFAW 4 1.2 You not only dump your trash-ocean(Campaign) 4 2. Analysis 5 2.1 Attention 5 2.2 Comprehension 6 2.3 Involvement 6 2.4 Attitudes 7 Summary 8 References 9 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this report is analyse the impact of vulnerable human activities to marine animals. IFAW is the International campaign organisation which is originally founded in Canada....   [tags: overfishing, pollution, dumping of waste]

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Health and Environmental Dangers of Smoking Tobacco

- Smoking is the inhalation of smoke from burning tobacco. The most common method of smoking today is through cigarettes however other smoking forms include cigars, pipes, bidis, hookahs, vaporizers and bongs. Smoking is commonly practiced for recreational drug use, spiritual enlightenment and or to induce trances. It was estimated that in 2011 more than 200,000 children from age 11 – 15 started smoking and 10 million adults smoke cigarettes in Great Britain – 22% adult men and 19% adult women. Cigarettes approximately contain 600 ingredients which are all harmful to health....   [tags: chemicals, waste, nicotine]

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