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ERIC Number: EJ955971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Green Science: Revisiting Recycling
Palliser, Janna
Science Scope, v35 n3 p14-17 Nov 2011
Recycling has been around for a long time--people have reused materials and refashioned them into needed items for thousands of years. More recently, war efforts encouraged conservation and reuse of materials, and in the 1970s recycling got its official start when recycling centers were created. Now, curbside recycling programs and recycling centers are common. In 2009, approximately 9,000 curbside recycling programs and 3,000 composting communities existed in the United States (EPA 2010). One can now recycle at home and in airports, schools, and the workplace. But when a person throws a can or plastic container into the recycling bin, what happens to it? Where does it go? Recycling helps to reduce waste, but how efficient is it? Are some items more recyclable than others? These questions and others will be addressed in this article. (Contains 2 figures and 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; United States