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Introduction Solid Waste Industrial Waste Sewage Global Efforts Recycle Now Related Resources
Web Sites

Waste Management

The Science and Problem of What We Throw Away
Observe photographs to investigate the impact of waste to the Earth, and also explore potential engineering solutions to waste production and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Read more about the community of Arcata, California, and its wastewater treatment plant.

U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Waste Management
Information and fact sheets on waste treatment, storage, and disposal.

Keep America Beautiful: Info on Waste Management
Resources on recycling, litter prevention, composting, and more.

City of Santa Monica Sustainable City Program
Find out about this community's approach to waste management and sustainable development.

Residua Resource Recovery Forum
The Resource Recovery Forum is a network of more than 60 organisations with a shared interest in seeing society achieve more sustainable waste management - making better use of waste that is produced.

Precycling: How to Shop for Future Generations
Tips to help you make environmentally responsible choices when shopping.

Recycling Basics
A brief summary of the benefits of recycling.

Recycle City
Games and information about recycling, created by the EPA.

General Environment

California EPA Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum
K-12th grade curriculum comprised of 85 units teaching select science and history-social science academic standards.

Earth Day
Find out about the history of this yearly event and what's planned for your area this year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's site offers help for industries, ideas for teachers and students, and suggestions for concerned citizens.

The Environmental Defense Fund
Fact sheets, reports, and publications that cover recycling, composting, and other environmental issues.

Offers a wealth of information on environmental topics.

Environmental Organization Web Directory
A directory of environmental organizations and related Web sites.

Environmental News Network
Get the latest environmental news from around the globe.

"A place to help save the Earth," EcoMall offers tips on shopping for environmentally friendly products, plus much more.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
A detailed online guidebook to constructing a home with sustainable materials.


50 Simple Things Your Business Can Do to Save the Earth by Earthworks Group. Publishers' Group West, 1991.

Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. Loompanics Unlimited, 1993.

Beyond Recycling: A Re-Users's Guide by Kathy Stein. Clear Light, 1997.

Choose to Reuse: An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools & Charitable Programs That Facilitate Reuse by Nikki Goldbeck and David Goldbeck. Ceres Press, 1995.

Clean House, Clean Planet: Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazard Household Products by Karen Logan. Pocket Books, 1997.

The Garbage Primer by Pamela Murphy. Lyons Press, 1993.

Natural Systems for Waste Management and Treatment by Sherwood C. Reed. McGraw-Hill, 1995.

Recycling in America: A Reference Handbook by Debra L. Strong. ABC-CLIO, 1997.

The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water by Lim Van Der Ryn. Chelsea Green, 1995.

Treatment Wetlands by Robert H. Kadlec. Lewis Publishers, 1996.

War on Waste: Can America Win the Battle With Garbage? by Louis Blumberg. Island Press, 1991.

Exhibits Information and Credits
Information on the exhibit and the creators

Exhibit Sources
A list of resources used in the creation of this exhibit.


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