Probably at no other time in history have so many people at one time become aware of humanity’s impact on the environment. Many cities in the industrialized nations are having great difficulty disposing of their waste. New York City has even gone so far as to ship their tons of garbage out to sea on barges that are miles long! More product manufacturers are also environmentally conscious and are making biodegradable products. One product that does not biodegrade is glass. As a consequence, more garbage and waste collection sites now Read the rest of this entry »
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When thinking about recycling you need to know how the manufacturing of aluminum products impact the environment. The mining of Bauxite ore, which is used to make aluminum, can be the cause of deforestation, as well as a threat to living creatures, erosion, and pollution. The refining process in the production of aluminum can cause another set of problems. The process uses very large amounts of electricity, which requires hydro-electric plants, and these plants destroy very large areas of land and mess with Read the rest of this entry »
Plastics make our lives easier when used in the manufacture of everyday items like bags and water bottles. The unpleasant truth though, is that plastic is a leading polluter of the environment. A plastic item takes thousands of years to decompose because it is not biodegradable. Truth be told, no one is sure of how long it takes plastic to decompose because they have only been around for about fifty years. Rather than being quick to dispose plastic, it is wise to reuse them for as long as possible.
When recycled, plastic is flexible and durable and can Read the rest of this entry »