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Recycling: Quiz


Question 1: In 1987, the Mobro 4000 barge hauled garbage from ________ to North Carolina; where it was denied.
MassachusettsConnecticutNew YorkNew Jersey

Question 2: This greatly reduces the need for post-collection cleaning but does require ________ on what materials are recyclable.
Compulsory educationPublic educationPublic school (government funded)United Kingdom

Question 3: About 4,000 ________ have been identified, of these around 100 can be called common, another several hundred are relatively common, and the rest are rare.

Question 4: Similarly, the northwestern United States has difficulty finding markets for recycled newspaper, given the large number of ________ in the region as well as the proximity to Asian markets.
Pulp millPulp (paper)Kraft processSulfite process

Question 5: Critics dispute the net economic and environmental benefits of recycling over its costs, and suggest that proponents of recycling often make matters worse and suffer from ________.
Cognitive biasConfirmation biasInformation bias (epidemiology)Selection bias

Question 6: Recycling has been a common practice for most of human history, with recorded advocates as far back as ________ in 400 BC.
PlatoAristotleBertrand RussellImmanuel Kant

Question 7: These include an adequate source of recyclates, a system to extract those recyclates from the waste stream, a nearby ________ capable of reprocessing the recyclates, and a potential demand for the recycled products.
ManchesterFactoryBirminghamIndustrial Revolution

Question 8: ________ is generally agreed to use far less energy when recycled rather than being produced from scratch.

Question 9: In a strict sense, recycling of a material would produce a fresh supply of the same material, for example used office ________ to more office paper, or used foamed polystyrene to more polystyrene.
Pulp (paper)Fourdrinier machinePapermakingPaper

Question 10: [2] A ________ generally picks up the waste.
CompostingDempster DumpmasterGarbage truckHigh-level radioactive waste management

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