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Garbage and Recycling

Author: Margaret Haerens
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Garbage and Recycling: Is Garbage a Serious Problem?; Is Recycling Effective?; Is Toxic Waste Disposal a Serious Problem?; What Strategies Will Help Reduce Waste and Save Money?"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens
ISBN: 9780737754285 0737754281 9780737754292 073775429X
OCLC Number: 707965483
Description: 245 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. Is garbage a serious problem? : The United States has a garbage crisis / Peter Lehner --
There is no garbage crisis in the United States / Jane Chastain --
Landfills are dangerous / Environment News Service --
Landfills are relatively safe / Useful-Community-Development.org --
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an environmental disaster / Graham Land --
The magnitude of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is overstated / Jay L. Wile --
Plastic bags are a huge waste problem and should be banned / Marc Basnight --
Plastic bags are useful and should not be banned / Lenore Skenazy. Ch 2. Is recycling effective? : Recycling reinforces social responsibility / Christal Marx --
Recycling encourages consumption and materialism / GreenMuze.com --
Recycling does not solve environmental problems / Anthony B. Bradley --
Recycling benefits the environment / The Economist --
Mandatory recycling wastes resources / James Thayer --
Mandatory recycling helps reduce waste / Chris Bristol --
Mandatory recycling undermines civil liberties / Wendy McElroy --
Pay-as-you-throw programs work / Raphael Gang, Scot Matayoshi --
Pay-as-you-throw programs do not work / Richard Olson Jr. Ch 3. Is toxic waste disposal a serious problem? : Nuclear waste should be reprocessed / William Tucker --
Nuclear waste should not be reprocessed / Union of Concerned Scientists --
The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility should be closed / Timothy Noah --
The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility should not be closed / Jack Spencer --
Fly ash landfills are a safe solution to coal ash waste / Brock Hill --
Fly ash landfills and ponds create health hazards / Tony Bartelme --
Recycling e-waste is environmentally beneficial / Rex Springston --
Recycling e-waste endangers third world countries / ABC News. Ch 4. What strategies will help reduce waste and save money? : Eliminating disposable plastic will decrease waste / Daniella Russo --
Single-stream recycling is economical and easy / Kevin Taylor --
Solar-powered trash compactors can make trash collection more efficient / Daniel Gross --
Electrobiochemical reactors treat waste efficiently and cheaply / Brendon Bosworth --
Plasma gasification successfully converts trash into energy / Michael Behar --
Reprocessing medical equipment minimizes waste and saves money / Gifty Kwakye, Peter Pronovost, Martin A. Makary.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens, book editor.

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