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  • Composting And The Grocery Industry The Following Bulletin Was Prepared From Grocery Industry Committee On Solid Waste Octobe - 1,202 words
    COMPOSTING AND THE GROCERY INDUSTRY The following bulletin was prepared from Grocery Industry Committee on Solid Waste October 24, 1991 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Solid waste composting is an important component of an integrated solution for solid waste management. Composting can divert organic, compostable materials, not otherwise recycled, from the solid waste stream and convert them into a useful product. Composting is environmentally sound, technically and economically feasible and meets local waste management needs. This report, from the Grocery Compost Task Force to the Grocery Industry Committee on Solid Waste (GICSW), is intended to establish composting as a viable and sustainable component o ...
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  • Composting And The Grocery Industry The Following Bulletin Was Prepared From Grocery Industry Committee On Solid Waste Octobe - 1,181 words
    ... rs and retailers implement a list of specific action items as soon as possible in order to promote grocery industry composting. Composting is an important emerging solid waste management method that holds great promise for grocery manufacturers, retailers and communitites. As the cost of disposal spirals upward, and the economics of composting improve, composting is becoming an increasingly cost-effective means of controlling waste expenses. Composting is also a more environmentally responsible option than landfilling and grocery customers are constantly raising their level of expectations in favor of this kind of environmentally responsible behavior. This report should facilitate the su ...
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  • Evironmentalism - 2,824 words
    Evironmentalism Evironmentalism: The Next Step Broad Social Change Through Personal Commitment Introduction In the last thirty years, America has witnessed an environmental revolution. New laws like the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act forged new ground in political environmentalism. Social phenomena like Earth Day, organized by Dennis Hayes in 1970, and the beginning of large-scale recycling, marked by Oregon's 1972 Bottle Bill, have help change the way Americans think about the environment. As we approach the third millennium, however, we must reconsider our place on the planet and reflect on our efforts and progress towards a sustainable society. As global warming b ...
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  • Evironmentalism - 2,824 words
    ... lf quickly in reduced fuel costs and a warmer, more comfortable home. Unfortunately, the finer points of insulating a home are beyond the scope of this article. An excellent resource on maximizing your home's insulation is Home Insulation by Harry Yost. Your local library should have, if not this book, several books on insulation that will at least get you started. Beyond updating your furnace and insulating your home, consider your personal use of heat in the home. The average American household's temperature during the winter is slowly rising because of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and lighter dress. The healthier we eat and the more exercise we get, the more internal heat our bod ...
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  • Hazardous Waste Research - 3,451 words
    ... into account. The exchange Ashall include results of the technical, scientific and socio-economic research as well as information on training and surveying programs and specialized knowledgeA. Rio Convention article 17 (1). The State of Vinoy, its authorities and FormPlast as a private company have not been cooperating for the benefit of environment and the inhabitants of a developing country. E. Vinoy 's actions do not comply with its duties under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development As a party to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Vinoy does not comply with its duties. The Council Decision-Recommendation on the Reduction of Transfrontier ...
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  • It Technology - 2,321 words
    ... because it is in a soluble form (primarily lead oxide) that can leach 15, while the lead contained in the glass funnel and in the faceplate is in an insoluble form. Cadmium Cadmium is present in certain components, including chip resistors, infrared detectors, semiconductors, older CRTs and is sometimes present in plastics as a stabilizer. Cadmium represents approximately 0.009% of a PC by weight 16. Based on the total number of disposed PC's in Canada in 2000, this translates to 2.0 tons of cadmium. Based on the prediction that 47,821 tones of PCs and monitors will be disposed in 2005 and assuming that the average composition of this equipment will not change significantly by that year, ...
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  • Material Selection For Automotive Spaceframes - 1,167 words
    Material Selection For Automotive Spaceframes Material Selection for Automotive Spaceframes Aluminum usage in automobiles and light trucks has been climbing steadily. Even more important, auto manufacturers are beginning to see aluminum the way aircraft manufacturers do - as the basic structural material for their vehicles. Increasingly, in the case of carmakers, that thinking begins with an aluminum body structure such as the spaceframe. It's a new and potentially powerful trend. As recently as 1990, there were no aluminum-structured passenger cars in production anywhere in the world. The closest thing was the HMMV (Hummer), at that time strictly a military vehicle. As of 1997, there were s ...
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  • Phytoremediation - 1,687 words
    Phytoremediation Introduction: In recent years it has become clear that some environmental chemicals can cause risks to the developing embryo and fetus. Evaluating the developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals is now a prominent public health concern. The suspected association between TCE and congenital cardiac malformations warrants special attention because TCE is a common drinking water contaminant that is detected in water supplies throughout the U.S. and the world. There is a lot of concern about the clean up of toxic pollutants from the environment. Traditional methods for cleaning up contaminated sites such as dig and haul, pump and treat, soil venting, air sparging and others ...
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  • Product Portfolio - 1,710 words
    Product Portfolio Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola beverage business was founded at turn of the century by Caleb Bradham a New Bern N.C druggist who formulated Pepsi Cola. Pepsi Cola Company now produces and markets nearly 200 refreshment beverages to retail, restaurants and food service customers in more then 190 countries and territories around the world and generates revenue of over 18 billion dollars. Although Pepsi holdings over the years have become diverse in such fields as the snack industry and restaurants industry this portfolio will discuss its core business and its highly successful business of beverages. The soft drink industry customer base is probably the widest and deepest base in a wor ...
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  • Recycling - 1,710 words
    ... f rats, flies and other pests (Solid Waste 1) "Another disadvantage is that when it rains or snows the water seeps into the materials and dissolves them into leachate, which is polluted water ... " (Becklake 11). This leachate will seep into the ground and will at some point in time pollute the underground water table that is sometimes the source of our drinking waters. The leachate also pollutes some river and lakes. Some other disadvantage of landfills is the gas that is produced by rotting garbage .This is mainly methane gas and can be dangerous if it seeps into areas that are heavily populated (residential and business buildings). These gases are also very dangerous once the landfill ...
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  • Recycling - 498 words
    Recycling Recycling is an ancient practice with many modern applications. It refers to the recovery and reuse of materials from spent products. In recent years recycling has become a major part of environmental policy, mainly because of the increased costs of solid- and hazardous-waste disposal, the scarcity of natural resources, and the growing concern over polluted land, water, and air. There are two types of recycling operations: internal and external. Internal recycling is the reuse in a manufacturing process of materials that are a waste product of that process. Internal recycling is common in the metals industry. External recycling is the reclaiming of materials from a product that has ...
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  • Retell: Background Information On The Amazon Rainforest And Other Rainforests - 1,486 words
    RETELL: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND OTHER RAINFORESTS The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest. It covers approximately 2 million square miles in the Amazon River Basin of South America (Lyman 1998, 61) About two-thirds of the rainforest lies in Brazil. The forest also covers parts of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, and Venezuela (Lyman 1998, 32) In the Amazon rainforest it contains a wider variety of plants and animal life than any other place in the world. It supports millions of plant, animal and insect species it is a virtual library of chemical invention. Deforestation is a vital issue that is playing a great role all around the world to ...
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  • Service Characteristics - 3,135 words
    Service Characteristics 1. Service Mechanism or Process: For each category of customer it is necessary to describe the service process. This is usually expressed as a probability distribution for service times; for example, service times might be normally distributed or uniformly distributed. At the least, we need to state the average time it takes for a server to serve a customer and the variance or standard deviation of the service time. We decline  = average service rate possible per server in customers/unit time so 1/ is the average service time. 2. Queue Discipline When customers are in the queue, the system must have operating rules that determine which customer to serv ...
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  • Tales Of Marketing - 4,066 words
    ... ography MARKETING CHAPTER 1 Field Of Marketing INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -New marketing based on info technology. EX. Royal Bank -Royal spent $15 million on data base technology to serve customers more uniquely. -Increased response rate from 4% to 60%. NATURE AND SCOPE OF MARKETING EXCHANGE AS THE FOCUS -Marketing occurs any time 1 social unit (person or organization) exchanges something of value with another social unit. -Marketing consists of activities designed to generate & facilitate exchanges intended to satisfy human needs or wants Exchange-is one of 3 ways in which a person can satisfy a want. EX. Clothes make, borrow, use some form of coercion to get them or offer something of valu ...
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  • The First Flush Toilet - 400 words
    The First Flush Toilet The first flush toilet was invented by Tomas Crapper in 1884. It was first presented in a large Health Exhibition in London. The items that were used in the original "flush-test" were four tests that consisted of 3 wads of paper, a sponge, 4 greased paper sheets and 10 apples. As these items were tossed in one after the other, the crowd was surprised by this great break- through in toilet efficiency. No, Mr. Crapper did not invent the toilet, he was the first to make a practical and efficient system to rid someone of waste. There were many prior toilet designs and types used. Some of these consisted of the compost toilet (which consisted of using heat to evaporate sewa ...
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  • Will Humankind Survive - 1,105 words
    Will Humankind Survive Humankind Will Survive After thousands and thousands of years since humankind was first created, we still exist because of the goodness of humankind. To be good, a person must look back upon ethical and moral norms. There have been many disasters as well as discoveries which provide us with wonder of humankind's endurance. Although mass killings, environmental issues and technology may be slowly destroying parts of the human race, many things will overpower this evil. Such things as caring communities, environmental clean up, technology and improvements in lifestyle have helped humans live longer lives and will prevent the destruction of men and women. The nature of hu ...
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