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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737712292
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Introduction 14
Chapter 1 Is Garbage a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface 18
1. Better Waste Management Strategies Are Needed to Avert a Garbage Crisis 20
2. The Garbage Crisis Has Been Averted 28
3. Landfills Are Dangerous 36
4. Landfills Have Become Safer 42
5. Interstate Garbage Shipping Is Harmful 47
6. Interstate Garbage Shipping Is Beneficial 51
Periodical Bibliography 58
Chapter 2 Is Recycling Effective?
Chapter Preface 60
1. Recycling Benefits the Environment 62
2. Recycling Does Not Solve Environmental Problems 70
3. Recycling Is Economical 79
4. Current Recycling Programs Are Too Expensive 85
5. Mandatory Recycling Wastes Resources 90
6. Mandatory Recycling Programs Work 94
Periodical Bibliography 100
Chapter 3 Is Toxic Waste Disposal a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface 102
1. Hazardous Waste Cleanup Projects Have Been Successful 104
2. Hazardous Waste Cleanup Projects Usually Fail 114
3. Nuclear Waste Disposal Is a Serious Problem 123
4. Nuclear Waste Disposal Is Not a Serious Problem 128
5. Radioactive Metal Recycling Is Beneficial 134
6. Radioactive Metal Recycling Endangers Human Health 142
7. Recycling Sewer Sludge into Fertilizer Is Beneficial 152
8. Recycling Sewer Sludge into Fertilizer Is Harmful 158
Periodical Bibliography 168
Chapter 4 What Innovations Will Help Reduce Waste?
Chapter Preface 170
1. Strategies to Minimize Medical Pollution Can Reduce Toxic Waste 171
2. Designing for Disassembly Will Help Reduce Waste 179
3. New Plastics Sorting Technology Will Reduce Waste 189
4. Microorganisms Can Help Clean Up Toxic Waste 196
Periodical Bibliography 202
For Further Discussion 203
Organizations to Contact 206
Bibliography of Books 211
Index 213
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