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Green Products That 'Break Down'


Green Lifestyle  (tags: Green Products, US, Break Down, environment, garbage )

Anna
- 2656 days ago - news.discovery.com
The United States produces 250 million tons of garbage every year, according to the EPA. Twelve percent of landfills, which are close to capacity in most cities, are composed of plastics that will take hundreds of years to break down.



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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 11, 2011, 2:05 am
Very informative and I have it now on my FB account. Noted with thanks.
 

Carol H (229)
Friday March 11, 2011, 5:11 am
good article, thanks Anna, noted
 

Melissah C (389)
Friday March 11, 2011, 5:12 am
Thanks
 

Nuraini A (41)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:33 am
the note at the end is important though. generally re-using is greener than disposables, even ones that biodegrade.
 

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Friday March 11, 2011, 6:42 am
How do we know that the oil and minerals we mine are not the result of the waste of a previous civilization on the planet? The diamonds could have been glass. What if the horrendous heat or trauma generated by a huge disaster or meteorite changed the composition of their garbage into what we use now?
...just pondering....
 

(0)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:42 am
How do we know that the oil and minerals we mine are not the result of the waste of a previous civilization on the planet? The diamonds could have been glass. What if the horrendous heat or trauma generated by a huge disaster or meteorite changed the composition of their garbage into what we use now?
...just pondering....
 

(0)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:43 am
ooops....sorry or the double post....care 2 has been very slow and misbehaving lately....
 

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:06 am
The only thing that you can make out of fossil fuel that you can't make with HEMP is polution!
 

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:24 am
God told satan, in the book of Genisis, "on your belly you shall craw and dust you shall eat all of the days of your life"
Was Satan banished to caverns under the earth, and away from Gods light? The aliens are mostly pictured with big eyes as if they were from dark places where the sun dosen't shine!
Since Gods children are supposedly the ones on the face of the earth, it would denote that satans children would also be deprived of the light of God, and be banished under the earth.
I would imagin that they too go to the bathroom, so they would have to have pits for this refuge, that over time would become sledge and oil, and in need of roto-ruter, to suck this crap out of their living spaces
What we consider treasure are what comes from under the earth, so Satan really does control the worlds welth!
 

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Friday March 11, 2011, 8:09 am
Noted!
 

Lydia S (155)
Friday March 11, 2011, 8:48 am
Good , But the breakdown timeline is inevitably slow, Better than not, But in my home compost heap
[ That I turn !] A Sunchip bag from last July 4th celebration is still whole & intact despite being biodegradable .
 

Tere M (75)
Friday March 11, 2011, 12:26 pm
Very interesting. Thank you Anna!
I like the following: "Furthermore, the products used to create certain biodegradable materials may actually be dangerous to the environment."
Therefore, we really need to re-use. ~
 

Janin S (25)
Friday March 11, 2011, 2:10 pm
Noted, thanks
 

Robert O (12)
Friday March 11, 2011, 2:24 pm
Thanks Anna.
 

Maira Sun (34)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:16 pm
Gracias!
 

KS Goh (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:19 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Patricia Cannell (825)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 10:26 am
I hope this biodegradable plastic idea will actual work. Right now it doesn't seem too stable of an idea. Noted. Thanks Anna!
 

Ann L (15)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:00 pm
Noted. Yes it will be great, once all the wrinkles are smoothed out. Thanks
 

Ludger W (65)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:26 am
noted, thanksi
 

Trequl M (170)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:51 am
Noted with thanks.
 

linda b (186)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:11 pm
Noted thanks Anna
 

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:15 pm
I knew that caring for and driving my car to the death was the right thing to do !!! My parents' Buick was still more than fine at 200,000 mi. I plan on doing the same with my 2002 Explorer. Every little bit helps!
 

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:37 am
Noted thanks Anna
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:25 pm
TY, Anna! Very informative!
 

alicia m (97)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 6:44 am
noted,gracias
 
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