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ERIC Number: EJ941850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
From Trash to Treasure: Recycling Scrap Metal into Steel
Cantu, Diana
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v71 n1 p14-21 Sep 2011
Trash is having a global impact not only on land, but at sea--making its way into the ocean and creating large islands of floating debris. One such island is The Great Pacific Trash Patch, which is located in the North Pacific and is made up of floating trash and debris that is spread out in an area as much as one and a half times the size of the United States and reaches depths of over 100 feet. There have been many suggestions as to how to remedy this problem; however, the debris remains, and it continues to disrupt marine ecosystems. How does a global society address the growing trash problem? Education is one of the best preventers, as is recycling. Recycling can not only improve the growing trash problem globally, it can also help reduce the impact made to the environment. Recycling companies are creating sustainable products such as recycled paper cups, soda cans, glass, and steel. The efforts from the recycling industry have helped businesses thrive on trash, making trash truly a treasure. (Contains 9 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States