By Lauri S. Friedman
Advent -- ch. 1: Is rubbish a major challenge? -- we're operating out of room for rubbish / David Lazarus -- we aren't working out of room for rubbish / Alan Caruba -- rubbish within the ocean is a significant risk / Greenpeace -- the specter of ocean rubbish has been exaggerated / Alexi Mostrous -- Plastic luggage are a significant environmental chance / Katharine Mieszkowski -- Plastic luggage aren't an environmental risk / revolutionary Bag Alliance -- ch. 2: Is recycling potent? -- Recycling is efficacious / Tom Zeller Jr. -- Recycling is useless / in line with Bylund -- Recycling is environmentally pleasant / Economist -- Recycling isn't environmentally pleasant / Daniel okay. Benjamin -- Recycling conserves assets / Cit of castle Collins, Colorado -- Recycling wastes assets / Lucas McMillan -- ch. three: What position should still the govt. play in rubbish and recycling efforts? -- Recycling may be vital / Kathleen Ochshorn -- Recycling shouldn't be crucial / Michael D. Shaw -- the govt. should still lead efforts to recycle electronics / U.S. executive responsibility workplace -- the govt. are usually not lead efforts to recycle electronics / Dana Joel Gattuso -- urban governments should still ban plastic baggage / Jennifer Clapp -- urban governments usually are not ban plastic luggage / Juliet S. Samuel -- evidence approximately rubbish and recycling -- agencies to contact.; Debate at the factor of rubbish and the effectiveness of recycling
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The fundamental thing about trees is that if you manage them properly they’re a renewable resource,” he says. ” Still, as the plastic bag industry never tires of pointing out, paper bags are heavier than plastic bags, so they take more fossil fuels to transport. Some life cycle assessments have put plastic bags out ahead of paper, when it comes to energy and waste in the manufacturing process. But paper bags with recycled content, like those soon to be required in San Francisco and Oakland, use less energy and produce less waste than those made from virgin paper.
Economist This viewpoint is taken from the Economist, a British paper that reports on politics, science and technology, cultural trends, and business. The anonymous author argues that recycling is environmentally friendly and claims that recycling reduces air pollution because it causes less waste to be burned in incinerators and reduces the amount that must be stored in landfills (which give off methane and other toxic emissions). Recycling also conserves natural resources because it makes products out of already existing materials instead of mining for new or raw materials.