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Economies of Recycling by
Publication Date: 2012-08-09
Shoddy rags and relief blankets : perceptions of textile recycling in north India / Lucy Norris -- Death, the phoenix, and Pandora : transforming things and values in Bangladesh / Mike Crang ... (et al.) -- One cycle to bind them all? : geographies of nuclearity in the uranium fuel cycle / Romain Garcier -- The shadow of the global network : e-waste flows to China / Xin Tong and Jici Wang -- Devaluing the dirty work : gendered trash work in participatory Dakar / Rosalind Fredericks -- Stitching curtains, grinding plastic : social and material transformation in Buenos Aires / Karen Ann Faulk -- Trash ties : urban politics, economic crisis and Rio de Janerio's garbage dump
Garbage and Recycling by
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
How should garbage be disposed of?. Landfills are convenient and environmentally safe / US Environmental Protection Agency ; Landfills are not a good long-term solution for waste disposal / John D. Halfman ; Incinerating garbage can produce much-needed clean energy / US Energy Information Administration ; Waste incineration produces pollution and little energy / Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives -- pt. 2. Is recycling effective?. Recycling is a waste of time and energy / Daniel K. Benjamin ; Recycling is an important part of waste disposal / US Environmental Protection Agency ; Single-stream recycling yields less-useful recycled materials / Clariss MorawskiGet the word out : it's time to mingle; when cities switch to single-stream, education is crucial
Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius by
Publication Date: 2010-09-02
My shade of green -- Recycling the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Greening up household cleaners -- Greening up with safer pest controls -- Recycling plastics and composite projects -- Recycling paper and cardboard fiber projects -- Solar-powered compost projects -- Clean with green projects -- Home-friendly green pest and weed control projects -- Just-for-fun projects and 101 cool tips -- Making money with the items you've made and sources.
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
A global journey to find the sources of all the stuff in one man's life-and its social and environmental footprint. Where does everything in our daily lives come from? The clothes on our backs, the computers on our desks, the cabinets in our kitchens, and the spices behind their doors? Under what conditions-environmental and social-are they harvested or manufactured? In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce shows us the hidden worlds that sustain a Western lifestyle, and he does it by examining the sources of everything in his own life; as an ordinary citizen of the Western world, he, like all of us, is an "eco-sinner."
Aluminum Recycling and Processing for Energy Conservation and Sustainability by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
The Everything Green Classroom Book by
Publication Date: 2009-04-18
This book is the essential guide for teaching children about nature and environmental protection. This guide shows teachers how to incorporate'green'concepts into everyday lessons, activities, and field trips. Also included are ways to send the lesson home, with clear steps for teaching children how to make saving the earth a part of their daily lives. Features information on: The best ways to address issues like global warming and the disappearing rainforests; Sustainable school supplies; Eco-friendly fundraising; Inspiring field trip ideas (from the local farm to the local landfill!); Innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Improving Recycling Markets by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Markets for many classes of potentially recyclable materials are growing. However, market failures and barriers are constraining some markets. Factors such as information failures, technological externalities, and market power can affect the prices, quantity, and quality of materials traded. This report presents the case for the use of industrial policies which address such market failures and barriers and these policies are seen as complements to more traditional environmental policies. Indeed, encouraging ever-higher recycling rates in the absence of such complementary measures may impose very high social welfare costs. This publication covers in particular the markets for waste oils, waste plastics, and used rubber tires.
Cash for Your Trash by
Publication Date: 2005-09-06
Over the past two decades, concern about the environment has brought with it a tremendous increase in recycling in the United States and around the world. For many, it has become not only a civic, but also a moral obligation. Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, however, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans, and for a variety of reasons. From rural peddlers who traded kitchen goods for scrap metal to urban children who gathered rags in exchange for coal, individuals have been finding ways to reuse discarded materials for hundreds of years.In Cash for Your Trash, Carl A. Zimring provides a fascinating history of scrap recycling, from colonial times to the present.