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Fringe Projects #3: The ins and outs of recycling

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Fringe Projects #3: The ins and outs of recycling

In 2011, the United States produced approximately 250 million tons of waste. To put that in terms of something more tangible, that number is roughly equivalent to 41 million elephants.

 

There aren’t even that many elephants left on the earth today. And that is just the waste from one country! Fortunately programs such as recycling and composting exist to help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. But are these programs enough?

 

Recycling is a process that changes one material (waste) into a new product in order to re-use the useful materials from the original product ...

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