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Recycling, Litter Prevention and Landfill

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While research indicates that visible roadside litter has decreased by about 61 percent since 1969, litter is still a big, persistent problem. More than 51 billion pieces of litter land on U.S. roadways each year. That’s 6,729 items per mile. There are significant, tangible costs to this litter: Litter cleanup costs the U.S. almost $11.5 billion each year, with businesses paying $9.1 billion.  Governments, schools, and other organizations pick up the remainder.  Community economy and quality of life suffer.   The presence of litter in a community takes a toll on quality of life, property values, and housing prices.
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Environment Friendly | Preserve The Environment Promoting Your ...
Recycled promotional items are the latest trend in the market today which is being used to promote businesses. Now days a threat to the environment has been one of the most important issues to deal with. This threat concerns us in both ways, as an individual and as a business owner. Consequently promoting businesses or organizations with recycled and eco-friendly promotional items sends a double-message to recipients; the traditional promotional message and the environment-savvy message as well. If you promote your business or organization with these environment friendly promotional products, your effort would undoubtedly be ... market research, surveys and trends
AB1998 California Assembly Bill | Plastic Bag Ban Report
BILL NUMBER: AB 1998 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Brownley FEBRUARY 17, 2010 An act to amend Section 42257 of, and to add Chapter 5.3 (commencing with Section 42280) to Part 3 of Division 30 of, the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1998, as introduced, Brownley. Recycling: plastic and paper carryout bags. (1) Existing law requires an operator of a store, as defined, to establish an at-store recycling program that provides to customers the opportunity to return clean plastic carryout bags to that store. This ... market research, surveys and trends


Taxpayer Cost of Litter and Illegal Dumping in Ohio | Green Eco ...
estimates workers in the last four weeks have hauled away more than 200 tons of debris citywide, costing taxpayers about $100,000. The foreclosure crisis, which has hit Cleveland particularly hard, is largely to blame because the vacant lots left behind are a target of dumpers. Ohio EPA distributed more than $48,000 from Ohio’s Scrap Tire Management Fund to remove, shred and dispose of the auto, tractor and truck tires found at the site. Each year, approximately 12 million scrap tires are generated in Ohio. More than 43 million tires at 93 sites have been removed from stockpiles or illegal dumps across the state since ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Beverage Container Recycling - Fact Pack
A 2002 BEAR (Businesses and Environmentalists Allied for Recycling) report, “Understanding Beverage Container Recycling,” includes a list of benefits that result when beverage container recovery programs are implemented: Energy use is reduced and greenhouse gas emissions (which contribute to global warming) are avoided. Other harmful emissions to air and water are also avoided. Use of land for disposal of waste and for the extraction of virgin materials is reduced. Litter is reduced, as shown in deposit states, leading to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Dream Machine Challenges Americans to Commit to Recycle Cans and Bottles From ...
a national call-to-action asking Americans to commit to recycle every can and bottle at summertime cookouts, starting with Independence Day. The more Americans recycle in Dream Machines, the more support PepsiCo will provide to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a national program offering free, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities. “There are few better times to thank the men and women of the United States armed forces for their sacrifice and service than Independence Day. We are proud that through the Dream Machine ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Rural recycling finds a PET project
Cans aren't the only thing being recycled in rural Alaska anymore. An experimental program is now in place to recycle common plastic bottles. Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) is expanding its attempt to keep Alaska beautiful by starting a recycling program that will build on what is already in place. Communities in rural Alaska that recycle crushed cans now, will be able to recycle the No. 1 PET plastic bottles, one of the highest volume consumer plastics, according to ALPAR executive director Mary Fisher. The No. 1 PET plastic is found in soda and water bottles, salad dressing containers, peanut butter ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Oct 18, 2007 ... and then click on the Recycling, Litter Prevention and Landfill link. # # #. County of Stafford, Virginia P.O. Box 339 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Prince George's County, MD - Department of Environmental Resources ...
To manage the collection, recycling, reduction and disposal of municipal solid waste in an efficient, cost-effective and safe manner, while complying with all Federal, State and local regulatory requirements. The Waste Management Group (WMG) helps to improve our environment by providing recycling and the effective management of trash, yard waste, household hazardous waste and bulky materials. By ensuring cleaner water and air quality, the County is fulfilling its goals of protecting our natural resources while promoting a better quality of life for our community. Back to Top (301) 952-7630 WMG provides refuse collection service ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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and learn about Fairfax County's two closed landfill sites, landfill gas ... recycling and litter prevention. The Fairfax County Earth Day/Arbor Day ...
Persuasive Essay on Recycling? - Yahoo! Answers
I have to write a persuasive speech and i wanted to do it on Recycling, Because many people out there don't care about our environment and i do! So i need so interesting facts and things i can use in my speech. I really want to persuade these people to recycle. How do i begin it? and what should i include? Any more people are best persuaded by relating to the Economics of an action. For that reason I would suggest that as you discuss your topic you relate your argument to the value of an Item in relation to the cost of the same Item if it is made from recycled products. Be sure to ad the financial out put associated ...
Google Answers: Environmental aspects and impact of styrofoam ...
I want to know the environmental impact that petroleum based styrofoam packing peanuts have on the environment and landfills,ie, amount of petroleum chemicals used yearly to produce, how much end up in landfills,cost of disposal...all the nasty enviromental impact stuff... Thanks for asking! As a Northern Californian, ensconced in one the most environmentally conscious areas of the U.S., and having heard quite a bit of rhetoric about the environmental nastiness of packing and packaging materials, I expected that finding the 'dirty details' would be an easy task. However, it turns out that much of that ...