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Springs with stings ... : you can speed victory by salvaging and selling old metal. The steel industry needs scrap!

Description: A black & white drawing on the top half of the poster shows a metal spring figure pinching a cartoon Hitler's nose. Hitler's bare arms and legs form a swastika, and he holds a knife. The lower portion of the poster is text, with a small picture displaying various steel products. Under drawing is text and picture saying what steel is used for. The company's name, address, and logo appear at the bottom. Red text at the bottom explains the purpose of the advertisement and where it appears: Time and Business Week.
Date: 1942
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
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Save your cans : help pass the ammunition : prepare your tin cans for war ....

Description: An woman's arm holding a tomato can appears on the bottom right side of the poster. The can image is repeated and runs into the painting. As the cans get smaller, they change into a chain of bullets that a soldier is feeding into his gun. In the background are a large red explosion and an airplane falling from the sky.
Date: [1943]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
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Annual Report on the Environment and the Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan 2007

Description: The annual report summarized the FY2006 status of the environment and the establishment of a sound material-cycle Society in Japan. It provides an overview of Global Warming and the technologies for mitigating Global Warming. The report also describes the government's role in environmental conservation, and the formation of a sound material-cycle society.
Date: 2007
Creator: Japan. Kankyōsho
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Pollution Prevention Act of 1990

Description: The Pollution Prevention Act focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. Opportunities for source reduction are often not realized because of existing regulations, and the industrial resources required for compliance, focus on treatment and disposal. Source reduction is fundamentally different and more desirable than waste management or pollution control. Pollution prevention also includes other practices that increase efficiency in the use of energy, water, or other natural resources, and protect our resource base through conservation. Practices include recycling, source reduction, and sustainable agriculture.
Date: 1990
Creator: United States. Congress
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Outline of the Basic Environment Plan

Description: This is the third Basic Environment Plan of Japan. The theme of the plan is "integrated improvements of the environment, economy, and society." The plan develops long-term goals and will be assessed by quantitative targets and indicators for management. The plan calls for a clear public information campgaign.
Date: August 2006
Creator: Japan. Kankyōshō
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Recycling: Additional Efforts Could Increase Municipal Recycling

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Although recycling can generate environmental and economic benefits, the national recycling rate has increased only slightly since 2000, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While local governments have the primary role in operating recycling programs, EPA and the Department of Commerce (Commerce) have some legal responsibilities for encouraging recycling. GAO was asked to (1) identify key practices cities are using to increase recycling, (2) describe what EPA and Commerce are doing to encourage recycling, and (3) identify federal policy options that could help increase recycling. GAO interviewed recycling coordinators in 11 large cities about key practices and 13 additional recycling stakeholders about policy options. GAO selected both groups based on geographic representation and recycling expertise, among other factors."
Date: December 29, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
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Resource Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste

Description: From Introduction: "The report describes the products recovered from incarnated and raw refuse and research in upgrading, refining and/or utilizing the various metal and mineral products."
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanczyk, Martin H. & DeCesare, Roger S.
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Get in the scrap.

Description: Four images in black with gray backgrounds and captions in red. The black images are: an aerial bomb, a tank, a battleship, and an anti-aircraft gun. The gray background design incorporates outline images of various junk metal objects. Each caption describes the finished object and the amount of scrap metal required to produce it.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
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Win with tin.

Description: Poster in red and black tones. A series of graphic illustrations with captions provide instructions for preparing empty tin food cans for recycling.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
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Save waste fats.

Description: 4 black, white, and gray cartoons. Each has a caption: Fat in frying pan: "Save waste fat and greases"; pouring waste fat through strainer: "Strain into clean can"; Can of fat in storage area: "keep in cool dark place"; woman handing can to butcher: "sell it to your meat dealer."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. War Production Board. Bureau of Industrial Conservation.
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Homemaker's war guide.

Description: Chart with columns providing illustrated suggestions for supporting the war effort. Colors used are red, blue, black/gray and white. Topics include conserving, storing, and reusing food, textiles, rubber, and metals, and instructions for taking protective measures in case of attack, and for participating in wartime community organizations. Centered at top of the poster is a graphic image representing women in various work and military uniforms, standing with airplanes, ambulances, a car, and a tank. The "homemaker" is highlighted at center and is represented wearing an apron, holding a saucepan, standing inside a red house.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
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Materials and Energy from Municipal Waste

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "important questions that have arisen about the feasibility of various approaches to resource recovery, recycling, and reuse" and presents "the results of an examination of important technological, economic, and institutional factors" (p. 3).
Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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City of Denton Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and Management Strategies

Description: Due to concern about diminishing landfill space, the City of Denton contracted a municipal solid waste characterization study in 1999 that would identify materials for diversion. This paper describes the results of 5 1-week waste sorting events, a scale-house analysis, a recycling participation study, a recycler profile and a similar city study. The results of the characterization studies suggest that at least 50% of each waste stream is recyclable or divertible though paper products accounted for no more than 45% by weight of any waste stream. Curbside recycling participation rate was 71% during the 6-week study period though the average weekly set-out rate was 37%. Recycling participation rates varied significantly by zip code and by home value categories but not by gender. Denton is fairly progressive in its waste management approach when compared to demographically similar cities on a 15-question assessment though recommendations for improvement have been identified.
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Date: May 2004
Creator: Brady, Patricia D.
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Characterizing the Municipal Solid Waste Stream in Denton, Texas

Description: Forty-two commercially collected dumpsters from Denton’s Municipal Solid Waste Stream were emptied, sorted and weighed to characterize the material types and make preliminary recycling policy recommendations. The general composition of Denton’s solid waste stream was not significantly different from the composition of the nation’s solid waste stream. Fifty-eight percent of the observed waste stream was recyclable. Paper made up the largest portion of recyclable materials and the "grocery" source category had more paper than any of the other five categories. Based on these findings, an incrementally aggressive approach is recommended to reduce certain types of wastes observed in the waste stream. This would include a Pay-As-You-Throw Program followed by an Intermediate Processing Center that can be converted to a Materials Recovery Facility.
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Date: August 2000
Creator: Brady, Patricia D.
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Surface Topography and Aesthetics of Recycled Cross-Linked Polyethylene Wire and Cable Coatings

Description: Our research focuses on re-using a waste a material, cross-linked polyethylene abbreviated XLPE, which is a widely used coating for wires. XLPE is strong and has excellent thermal properties due to its chemical structure - what leads to the significance of recycling this valuable polymer. Properties of XLPE include good resistance to heat, resistance to chemical corrosion, and high impact strength. A wire is usually composed of a metal core conductor and polymeric coating layers. One creates a new coating, including little pieces of recycled XLPE in the lower layer adjacent to the wire, and virgin XLPE only in the upper layer. Industries are often wasting materials which might be useful. Mostly, some returned or excess products could be recycled to create a new type of product or enable the original use. This method helps cleaning the waste, lowers the costs, and enhances the income of the manufacturing company. With the changing of the thickness of the outer layer, the roughness changes significantly. Moreover, different processing methods result in surfaces that look differently.
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Date: December 2014
Creator: Xie, Wa
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Bureau of Mines Research on Recycling Scrapped Automobiles

Description: From Abstract: "This report presents results of Bureau of Mines research, conducted from 1965 to 1983, on separating on and recovering useful materials from the scrapped hulks, using old and new metallurgical techniques combined with standard scrapyard methods."
Date: unknown
Creator: Dean, K. C.; Sterner, J. W.; Shirts, M. B. & Froisland, L. J.
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