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1-10 of 14 for the Category : Waste & Pollution and the Subcategory : Landfill


( Article Type: Explanation )

Biodegradable means that a substance can be broken down by living organisms such as microbes and bacteria and absorbed into the environment without leaving toxic or long-lived residual substances.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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Contaminated Land

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One by-product of industrial society is an increase in contaminated land resulting from releases of chemicals, illegal dumping, seepages and disposal of off-specification products in the ground.

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Environmental Auditing

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Environmental auditing is a process used mainly in commerce and industry to measure how well environmental policies, programmes and plans are being implemented in practice.

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Environmental Degradation

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Over the past 45 years, just over one tenth of the earth’s vegetated soils have become so degraded that their natural functions have been damaged to the point where restoration will be very costly, if not impossible.

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Environmental Goods & Services

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Also known as Green Industries, the Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) sector comprises the set of companies which provide products and services to measure, prevent, reduce or reverse damage to the natural environment and the depletion or pol

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Incineration of Waste

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The incineration (high-temperature burning, using sophisticated high-tech equipment) of wastes, particularly non-recyclable municipal waste and a variety of industrial and hazardous waste, is practised in many countries, largely in Western Europe.

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Industrial Ecology

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'Industrial ecology’ refers to the exchange of materials between different industrial sectors where the ‘waste’ output of one industry becomes the ‘feedstock’ of another.

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A landfill site is a formally registered dumpsite for what is mainly domestic or industrial waste. The site will be classified as being general, low-hazardous waste or high hazardous waste.

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