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Technology Numbers History Local Potpourri
100
What is Motorola.
This company recently unveiled the world's first carbon neutral phone, composed primarily of recycled water bottles.
100
What is four.
The average person generates this many pounds of trash each day.
100
What is metal.
A major part of war efforts includes organizing these type of drives so that resources can be recycled as reused.
100
What is San Francisco
This US city diverts the most waste from landfills, thanks in part to mandatory composting and recycling laws.
100
What is 300.
Alaska has this many landfill facilities, while the entire northeastern region of the US has 134.
200
What is Greensulate.
Made from rice hulls, mushroom fibers and recycled paper, this material can repel water, prevent fire, and is resistant to temperature change.
200
What is 24.
In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to circle the earth this many times.
200
What is milk.
Thirty years ago it was common for this product to be purchased in glass bottles, which were left on the door step to be reused when empty.
200
What is six.
Out of 10 San Franciscans, this many insist they know everything there is to know "about what goes where," according to a study by the city's Department of Environment.
200
What is 1930's
In this decade the manufacture of plastics from chemicals produced from petroleum begins.
300
What is Global Renewables.
This Australia-based company built a facility in Sydney that combines every trash-sorting technology imaginable - wind sifters, optical scanners, magnets, electrical currents.
300
What is 9 million.
In 2009, Americans threw away this many tons of glass.
300
What is 3000 BC.
In what year were the first first recorded landfill sites created?
300
What is plastic.
This material is the most misunderstood, according to the Department of the Environment.
300
What is Seattle, Portland, Westchester, Berkeley, and Malibu.
These 5 cities have banned Styrofoam foodware.
400
What is Stillsuit.
The textbook-sized kit that can convert urine into drinkable water will accompany NASA's last space shuttle mission is called this.
400
What is 2 million.
The world generates 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If this food was composted, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking this many cars off the road.
400
What is finding coins, ropes, and jewelry while working in the sewers.
'Toshers' of the 1800's made a smelly but lucrative living by doing this.
400
What is green.
Greasy pizza boxes should be put in this bin.
400
What is 1 million.
Doubling the national recycling rate could create this many new green jobs.
500
What is six.
One gallon of oil, when reprocessed, can generate enough energy to meet the electricity needs of this many people for an entire day.
500
What is 25 million.
Americans throw away this many plastic bottles every hour.
500
What is 1874.
In this year the first incineration plant built in Nottingham, burning mixed fuel to produce steam and generate electricity.
500
What is 17 cents.
The city of San Francisco determined that it cost them this much to handle each disregarded bag.
500
What is a ton.
Every ton of glass containers recycled saves this amount of natural resources.




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