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Description - Waste by Melanie Ostopowich

Everyone makes waste. Food paper plastic and anything else you throw away is considered waste. Food waste make up of rotting meat fruits and vegetables makes up only 8.9 percent of garbage. Glass paper and plastic which constitute a major part of waste can be recycled. The average American throws away 32 pounds 12kg of garbage a week. That adds up to 1664 pounds 621kg of garbage a year. The amount of waste in the world has a big impact on the environment. If waste is not handled properly it can pollute the air we breathe the water we drink and the land on which we live. Scientists have had to come up with creative ways to handle the waste produced in the world from designing better landfills to developing new methods of recycling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781605960654
ISBN-10: 1605960659
Format: Paperback / softback
(190mm x 255mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Weigl Educational Publishers Limited
Publisher: Weigl Educational Publishers Limited
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: Canada

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