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Waste and Recycling

Rubbish and unwanted products; some of which can be recycled and reused like paper and metal, where they go through a process of degrading before they are made into another product of the same material.

Asked in Biology, Waste and Recycling, Ecosystems

An organism that decomposes decaying organisms leaf litter and other types of dead organic matter is called a?

Such organisms are called decomposers, which include micro fungi and bacteria . They decompose dead and decaying organic matter. An organism that decomposes decaying organisms leaf litter and other types of dead organic matter is called a saprobe, saprotroph ,saprophytic . ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Compost and Mulch, Cheeses

Can you put cheese in the compost?

No, you shouldn't put cheese in the compost pile. Dairy products, greasy or oily foods, and meat attract foraging wildlife. Generally, once a hungry critter finds a food source, the stop becomes permanent on the animal's nightly rounds. ...
Asked in Food & Cooking, Waste and Recycling, Manufacturing, Paper

What is baking paper made of?

== High density paper treated with acid == Baking paper (Vegetable parchment) is made using high density paper (made from regular wood sources) that goes through an acid treatment. The result is strong, non-stick and heat-resistant. Silicone and other oil-based coatings are sometimes added to make it non-stick. It is also good for easy clean up, it is not just for baking you can use it to line a basket to put food in at parties ...
Asked in Pollution, Waste and Recycling

How do you decompose non-biodegradable waste?

As decomposing is a biological process, you cant. You have to burn it or bury it. ...
Asked in Lawn Care, Waste and Recycling, Landscaping

Can you fertilize your lawn with used motor oil?

No...there is no 'nutrition' in used motor oil. It's petroleum. Fertilizers work by adding nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil. Besides, why on earth would you want to spread that on your lawn? Doing so causes it to leach into the ground, the water supply, and will probably kill whatever you might have growing. Petroleum is toxic to plants, so keep it far away from any growing things. Used motor oil also picks up heavy metals from the engine, especially old...
Asked in Air Conditioning and Coolant, Waste and Recycling, Air Pollution

How bad is the air in Beijing?

Another point of view: It is bad. China had a per capita carbon emission of about five tons in 2008, exceeding the world average of 4.18 tons per capita. Older answers: Data on the air quality in Beijing is difficult to come by and difficult to interpret when available. Factors such as the location of monitoring sites strongly impacts the perception of quality. However, the following external information may prove useful. According to the European Space Agency, Beijing and its neighbouring north-east Chinese provinces have...
Asked in Waste and Recycling

Is it worth undertaking major repairs to a piece of equipment to prolong its useful life?

It would depend on what the equipment is for, and whether a new replacement is cheaper. On environmental concerns, you'd have to consider if the repair would use less resources including fuels than replacement; and if the replacement would use less fuel for the same work. ...
Asked in Plumbing, Math and Arithmetic, Waste and Recycling, Volume

How many cubic meters of water in each toilet flush?

The answer ultimately depends on the type of toilet.
Asked in Home & Garden, Waste and Recycling, Green Living, Worms

Why do people have worm farms?

People have worm farms because worms help plants and other living things such as: food for birds. Worms soften the soil for the trees so water can get into the ground easier and can reach the tree roots. They can also have worm farms for fishing bait. ...
Asked in Plumbing, Waste and Recycling, Acids and Bases

How do you dispose of Liquid Fire Drain Opener?

How to rid yourself of Liquid Fire The best way to dispose of it would be to pour small amounts down the drain, wait awhile, and then flush it out with some water. Repeat this while waiting in between sessions because the water will cause the drain opener to heat up quite a bit. If you want to keep the flora in your septic tank alive it would be best to neutralize it. Liquid fire is sulfuric acid. You can first...
Asked in Waste and Recycling

How do you identify a PET plastic bottle?

Look on the bottom of the bottle. The number 1 in the recycling triangle tells you it is a PET bottle. ...
Asked in Pollution, Waste and Recycling, Plastics and Polymers

What are some bad things about plastic?

"One bad thing about plastic is its bad for the enviroment. You should use reuse able things that isn't plastic. Most wastes biodegrade (compost) but plastics do not." Plastic is not inherently "bad for the environment", it depends entirely on how you manage your plastics waste. If you carelessly go around throwing plastic bags and empty plastic containers onto the ground, then of course it's a problem. If you collect and recycle them then there isn't a problem. Synthetic plastics in the environment...
Asked in Waste and Recycling

How long does an egg carton take to decompose?

5-10 years with metal 5 years with cotton 60 years with grass
Asked in Environmental Issues, Waste and Recycling, Nuclear Energy

Why not dispose of nuclear waste on the moon?

There are two major problems with this. The first takes the pragmatic view of this option and the other aesthetic. Even in 2010, a jump to the moon is nothing to trifle at. It still takes time, it still takes resources, and more importantly, it still costs money (and a lot of it). But that's not even taking into account the waste you would have to transport. Nuclear waste is going to be heavy, meaning you need a bigger rocket, more...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Cooking Equipment , Cooking Techniques, Frying and Sauteeing Foods

Can you reuse oil after frying shrimp?

You can reuse oil after frying anything, but its generally not recommended. You should try to use oil only once, if you can. Reheating oil actually causes it to release toxins, they're not good for you, so you should try to avoid this if you can. Ans 2 - You can re-use oil adequately if it hasn't been burned. I generally put my oil through a paper coffee filter after each use. This will give you 7-10 more uses before it's...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, Biochemistry, Bananas and Plantains

What effect does a paper bag have on a banana?

Placing bananas in a paper bag or any other enclosed environment will hasten the ripening process. This is due to the fact that, as a banana ripens, it emits ethylene gas. Ethylene gas is essential in the ripening process. If you place bananas in a bag, the gas concentrates and the ripening process accelerates. Ethylene gas is what banana importers use to accelerate the ripening of bananas prior to sending them to market. ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Social Sciences

How farm waste can be use to produce methane gas?

By fermenting it with certain anaerobic bacteria.
Asked in Waste and Recycling

How much does it cost for recycled asphalt?

About $ 2.25 per sq ft for 3 inches of recycled asphalt.
Asked in Waste and Recycling

How much is scrap titanium worth per ton?

100000 dollars since the government is currently using them to make new prototype weaponry. ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling

How is trash waste disposed in space?

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection Device, used in common by the crew of an Apollo spacecraft. Roll-on cuffs provided personal sanitary protection for the astronauts using the collection device. The urine was then transferred through the Urine Transfer Tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space. Fecal matter was sealed in a Fecal Bag with a liquid germicide and sealed again in an outer bag. This solid waste was then placed into a Sanitation...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Waste and Recycling

Can mice get sick from toilet paper bedding?

No, in fact it is a great thing to put in their cage because they like to tear it and spread it around. I put some in the cage for my mice, and they love it! ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Waste and Recycling

Is it more hygienic to bath or shower?

Shower. In a bath you have all the dirt floating around you, whereas it goes down the drain in the shower. ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Technology, Elements and Compounds

What are advantage of metal for furniture?

There number of reasons, for example, durable, flame-retardant, and it's very hard to wear out. It definitely makes it more stable and gives a support to last it longer. I've always been pro wood furniture, until I talked to one of the girls on dream marriage who told me that her metal frame lasts since her childhood. ...