Recycling Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Recycling.

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  • 12 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (12)

606 words, approx. 3 pages
Recycling Earth Day 1970 suggested to millions of Americans that environmental concern could be expressed locally. Through organized activities, many citizens found that they could actively improve th... Read more
425 words, approx. 2 pages
Recycling The chemistry of recycling involves the treatment of commercial products to remove and isolate components for reuse in other products. The materials most commonly recycled are paper products... Read more
663 words, approx. 3 pages
Recycling Recycling is a way to conserve natural resources by salvaging metals, paper, plastic, glass, and other materials used in packaging and industry, and turning them into new and usable products... Read more
856 words, approx. 3 pages
Battery Recycling The United States consumes over $10.4 billion in batteries annually, powering everything from children's toys to hearing aids. Because batteries contain certain toxic substa... Read more
474 words, approx. 2 pages
National Recycling Coalition Founded in 1978, the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a non-profit organization comprised of concerned individuals and environmental, labor, and business organizati... Read more
203 words, approx. 1 pages
Precycling Precycling is source reduction and reuse. In most waste management planning the hierarchy is Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Reduction and reuse are the first lines of defense against increasin... Read more
753 words, approx. 3 pages
Recyclables Recyclables are products or materials that can be separated from the waste stream and used again in place of raw materials. Since colonial times, Americans have recycled a host of materi... Read more
1,823 words, approx. 7 pages
Recycling Recycling waste is not a new idea. Throughout history, people have disposed garbage in myriad ways. They fed household garbage to domestic animals. Scavengers gleaned the waste stream for ... Read more
1,306 words, approx. 5 pages
Resource Recovery Resource recovery is the process of recovering materials or energy from solid waste for reuse. The aim is to make the best use of the economic, environmental, and social costs of t... Read more
1,264 words, approx. 5 pages
Recycling Recycling is any process that involves the recovery and reuse of materials that were once considered trash. Recycling can be as simple as reusing something—such as a coat or computer&... Read more
53,532 words, approx. 179 pages
“They live in the closet like ghosts of simpler times. Dead monitors. Obsolete PCs. Fried printers. A lot of junk has collected after 20 years of the PC.” —P.J. Huffstutter, technolo... Read more
73,896 words, approx. 247 pages
In 1994, researchers discovered unusually high rates of lupus and multiple myeloma (a bone marrow cancer) among Arizona residents in Tucson and Nogales. These researchers theorized that the high rates... Read more