Thesis: After reading this essay, I will fully understand the issue of recycling and the three solutions I have found.
Purpose: To provide myself with the information necessary to choose the proper recycling program I feel is the most efficient and effective.
Carless, Jennifer. Taking Out The Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling.
Washington D.C.: Island Press, 1992.
This book discusses the fundamentals of recycling, for individuals, businesses and communities. It also describes the history of waste disposal, and an overview of recyclable materials, both common (paper, glass, plastic) and uncommon (tires, asphalt car bumpers).
I will use some direct quotes from Carless herself and also use some statistical data she presented.
Stein, Kathy. Beyond Recycling: A Re-User's Guide. New Mexico: Clear Light
This book goes into detail on 336 ways to re-use 70 types of common products, most of which are not currently accepted for recycling. It also includes an index of organizations that support recycling and reusing programs.
I intend to mention a few of the ideas for reusing products. I will also use some environmental aspects that this book points out.
"Resource Conservation and Solid Waste". DFWinfo.com . Home page. NCTCOG. 19
Sep. 2000 *http://www.dfwinfo.com/envir/sw*.
This one paragraph article explains that the North Central Texas Council of Governments plans for regional strategies for waste minimization.
I will use the first sentence, which includes an interesting statistic.
"Minimizing Household Trash". DFWinfo.com . Home page. NCTCOG. 19 Sep. 2000
This short article provides tips for minimizing household trash and also provides some statistical data. It also describes public awareness of household waste.
Most of the information in this article was common sense except for the percentage data, which I will use....