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The legal definition of ocean dumping refers to the dumping of garbage, sewage, waste chemicals, and construction debris into the ocean. There are many cases where ocean dumping is controlled and regulated. However, there are hazardous materials being dumped into...
Here is a short look at the crucial issue of nuclear waste and its processing. Nuclear waste is a loose term that refers to material that has become radioactive after use in a nuclear facility. This can include anything from clothing...
The hierarchy of E-waste redeployment in order of environmental and societal benefits is: Reuse Whole Repair/Remanufacture/Refurbish Reuse/Recover Recycle Responsible Destruction In this article, the first four options in this hierarchy will be referred to as 4R. 1. Limited space issues mandate the use of 4R. Electronics are...
Now that the green movement is seriously underway, consumers can find most anything they need made of organic materials. Understanding that organic means of or derived from living material, shoppers can make a shopping list containing household items and furnishings,
We have memorized what the three R’s mean and what the chasing arrows represent—Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle—and we are used to seeing the ubiquitous symbol designed by a student in 1970 for a contest sponsored by a cardboard box manufacturer.
Composting has been something some people have done for years, though lately it has become more mainstream, as people are becoming more aware of their effect on the environment and are trying to live a more sustainable life. Not only...
As we all look for ways to help the planet through our buying and lifestyle decisions, we tend to focus on big power plants and forget the little things. But being green is about the little things, too, like diapers. Currently,
Green weddings are becoming more popular as environmental awareness grows. Here are 15 ideas for an eco-friendly wedding. Invitations can be beautiful works of art, and they can also use a lot of paper and ink. One eco friendly wedding idea...
When should you begin teaching your children about the environment? Environmental teachings based on everyday habits need to start at a very young age. These types of lessons are very important for creating lasting respect, appreciation, and behavioral patterns with...
Rather than throwing out all your unused things, imagine being able to pass them on to other people who really need them, with no cost to either party. That is the concept behind freecycling. Many people around the world are...
The normal, everyday habits of most of our population show little regard for the environment, and the result is increased pollution and many negative side effects on the environment itself. Many fairly simple habits have serious consequences for the environment.
In the United States, nuclear power controls close to 20% of the electricity. Therefore, citizens use nuclear energy daily in their lives. Nuclear power is the power created from controlled nuclear reactions. The power source is the heat generated by...
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