Essays Tagged: "landfills"

Landfills - a growing menace

I thought this was an OK essay, it could be worked on though Thesis needs to be strengthenedLandfills- A Growing MenaceWhen asked to think of the largest man made structure, people will invari ... is may be quiet, but it is urgent'[Udall xii]. It is these long term effects that the developers of landfills often fail toconsider. Oddly, the subject of landfills is never broached in Udall's book; ...

(6 pages) 116 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Who are the Green Consumers, and What do they want?

venty percent of the 180 million tons of trash disposed each year in the United States is buried in landfills, and the landfills are reaching capacity. On top of this, the hole in the ozone layer cont ... Carolyn. 'Loblaws.' Advertising Age. January 29, 1991, p 38.6. Rathje, William L. 'Once and Future Landfills.' National Geographic. May, 1991, p 117.

(6 pages) 151 0 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The selection of a Landfill Site

upon both the type of waste and the landfill management strategy. A commonly usedclassification of landfills, according to waste type only, is described below, together with a classification accordin ... recognises three main types of landfill:Hazardous waste landfillMunicipal waste landfillInert waste landfillSimilar categories are used in many other parts of the world. In practice, these categories ...

(12 pages) 103 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Land pollution in the uk

Land pollutionDumping waste.90% of household wastes go into pits in the ground called landfills. There is a big problem with landfills in the UK filling up with disposable nappies. On av ...

(1 pages) 48 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

ABout the periodic table element of Mercury

coal or incinerate waste. Studies from Sweden and Florida suggest that mercury also evaporates from landfills, but only 0.0001 per cent. Groundwater contamination from old dumps is of concern but comb ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Essay about a new, "nature friendly" plastic. pics of process can be found at

been throwing away a much-needed solution towards the growing landfill problem. (Food waste causes landfills to stink and produce methane, a greenhouse gas. Moreover, the waste has been known to leac ... rom the food thrown out by various intuitions and business conglomerates instead of disposing it in landfills. Turns out that those ideas of a nature friendly plastic aren't that far-fetched after all.

(2 pages) 35 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The need for waste management plan

eir processing.Putrescible materials are the main source of contamination in disposal sites. In landfills, their decomposition in the absence of oxygen produces malodorous, explosive gases that co ... cutting back on the need for fertilizers and pesticides.Minimizing the amount of waste entering landfills reduces the rate at which they are are filled, thereby extending their life span and restr ...

(2 pages) 94 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Technology and the Environment

ic waste that is being generated by ageing computer equipment being sent to disposal facilities and landfills each year. According to the National Safety Council, more than 150 million used PCs are si ... ed flame retardants on printed circuit boards, cables and plastic casing. Considering the fact that landfills leak and even the best are not completely secure they will eventually allow a certain amou ...

(3 pages) 143 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Natural Capitalism Is it possible to create new jobs, restore our environment, and promote social stability. Are the solutions creative, practical, and profitable?

f us know it. There is the waste we can see: traffic jams, irreparable VCRs, Styrofoam coffee cups, landfills; the waste we can't see: Superfund sites, greenhouse gases, radioactive waste, vagrant che ...

(10 pages) 122 1 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Hazardous waste incinerator and how it affects the people in its community. Positive affects of a waste incinerator.

ncinerator there won't be big piles of garbage everywhere. People won't need to make nearly as many landfills, and it will save a lot of land space. Whether or not people use or don't use an incinerat ... e of the community members think this is a very big deal. But if they looked around them all of the landfills are giving off just the same percentage of pollution maybe even more.Not only in an incine ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Garbage with no place to go

eryday household waste.Annually Canadians toss 30 tones of waste to the curb. This waste ends up in landfills, dumps and municipal incinerators for disposal, contributing to other environmental proble ...

(1 pages) 93 1 4.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

U.S. Poverty

food, worth 31 billion dollars, goes to waste each year, with 130lb of food per person ending up in landfills.The United States recently experienced the longest period of economic expansion in its his ...

(4 pages) 140 3 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Environmental Hazards of Technology Includes Bibliography

society. Due to our excessive consumption practices, most of what we use today, in turn, ends up in landfills tomorrow. Though we would like to place the blame of the destruction of the world's rain f ... y could help clean up the environment by recycling tons of dirty diapers that continue to end up in landfills daily. The six-month trial program costs the taxpayers $250.000.00 and additional money wa ...

(5 pages) 59 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

There are points in American history where certain groups cultures or individuals either directly affected the progression of the country or the progression of the country affected them.

unces purchased a three-story brick mansion which had been built on one of Manhattan Island's first landfills. Mr. Fraunces tavern was frequented by the leaders of a revolution and thus became more th ...

(7 pages) 69 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Copper: Environmental Effects of Copper and How Copper is Processed

ty it is very widespread in the environment. Copper is often found near mines, industrial settings, landfills and waste disposals.When copper ends up in soil it strongly attaches to organic matter and ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Stem Cell Research

y individuals can go without all the time-saving unrecyclables they use every day? Yet no one wants landfills in his/her area. Patients commend technological innovations in healthcare for early diagno ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Plants as Pollution Sponges

me of the pollutants out of the atmosphere and the soil, and therefore making the space that future landfills take up less. Examples of this is the sunflower takes in uranium, ferns take in arsenic, c ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Maxey Flats

The traditional method of disposing of waste is to dump the waste into landfills. Landfills are huge bathtubs for garbage, where deposited wastes are compacted, spread int ... e, where deposited wastes are compacted, spread into thin layers, and covered with clay. The modern landfills are lined with multiple layers of clay, sand and plastic before garbage is dumped into the ... lined with multiple layers of clay, sand and plastic before garbage is dumped into them (Basics of Landfills). These protective liners are suppose to prevent liquids from percolating into the ground ...

(3 pages) 1451 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

An Essay On Recycling

tuff you don't need on the ground. Too much garbage hurts our environment and the animals. When the landfills are full, where are we going to put all that garbage?! We don't want it in our backyard! I ... ny animals. Tons of paper is made from trees that take many years to grow, only to be wasted in the landfills, rather than recycled. People can get asthma and other diseases. One students' grandparent ...

(7 pages) 255 1 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

America In 100 Yrs

many Americans all over live in very polluted areas due to streams and rivers being used as dumps. Landfills are becoming over-filled with debris and individuals take it upon themselves to litter our ...

(2 pages) 810 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays