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health and sustainability

Automobile Efficiency Saves Energy, Money While many people take good care of their automobiles, statistics indicate thousands of others don’t. One quarter of the vehicles on the road cannot pass emission inspections, according to the Car Care Council, while another 21 percent have under-inflated tires. When it comes to the environment, this neglect spells trouble.”Every […]

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health and sustainability

Packaging Consumes Resources, Landfills Liquid-pouch packaging, which takes the place of rigid plastic bottles, is one example of source reduction whose time has arrived. While its popularity has grown in Europe and Canada during the past few years, the flexible-pouch concept was first patented in France in the early 1960s. It is now being used […]

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health and sustainability

We Are Borrowing The Earth From Our Children American children today face many problems that could cripple them for life. Drugs, education and the environment — just to name a few. But in these times of limited finances, where will our society put its priorities? Unfortunately, the government’s solutions are not always prompt or effective. And […]

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health and sustainability

Soil Contamination Threatens Public Health A simple soil test could improve the growth of your vegetables and possibly the health of your children. The Chaney-Mielke soil test will help parents determine if the soil in their yard contains enough lead to threaten the health of their children. After using leaded gasolines and paints in our […]

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health and sustainability

A Greener Holiday New Mexico is setting an environmental example while putting a new twist on the nation’s Christmas tree this holiday season. In the past, Christmas trees displayed at the U.S. Capitol have all been cut. But this year, New Mexico carefully removed a 60-foot spruce tree for transport to Washington, D.C. — complete […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Now Dumped On Farms, Ranches, Playgrounds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly visited New York City today to mark the end of dumping sewage sludge in the ocean. New York City has met the terms of its agreement to stop transporting and dumping its sludge in the ocean by June 30, […]

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health and sustainability

Smarter Packaging Cargill Inc. has created a new biodegradable packaging material from farm crops. The material could help limit the amount of disposable packaging that continues to pile up in the nation’s landfills. The company, a farm commodities processor, will open a pilot factory in early 1992 to begin producing lactic-acid polymers from corn and […]

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health and sustainability

Labels Impede Paper Recycling In an attempt to keep more paper in the recycling process, Adhesives Research Co., of Glenrock, Penn., has developed a new recyclable label. “A lot of paper products are labeled — envelopes, newspapers, reports, you name it,” said Rick Alexander, market manager for Adhesives Research. “That material can’t be recycled into […]

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