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Greenhouse Gas

A greenhouse gas traps heat from the sun’s radiation when it is present in the atmosphere. Global climate change is caused by an increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the air, which amplifies the insulating effect of the gases (commonly known as the ‘Greenhouse Effect’). The most abundant greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N20), and fluorinated gases. The […]

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Recycling

Recycling is the process of turning any type of waste into new products that can be used again. In a consumer context this generally refers to items such as used metal, glass, cardboard, paper, plastic, and sometimes electronics.  It is an alternative to disposing of waste through incineration (which causes air pollution) or through landfills (which can cause water pollution). […]

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