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  • Uncategorized Archives - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    cruising world is as adamant about recycling to keep our earth green as any good Boy Scout or Girl Scout in the States Environmental organizations charged cruise lines loudly for polluting waste Bluewater Network which merged with San Francisco based Friends of the Earth FOE in 2005 charges that even a week long trip generates serious threats to our environment A typical cruise ship on a one week voyage generates more than 50 tons of garbage two million gallons of waste water 210 000 gallons of sewage and 35 000 gallons of oil contaminated water Recycling on Cruise Ships Today Nonetheless the cruise representatives insist crew aboard vessels are making cutting edge efforts to be sustainable both with the ships waste and that of passengers Everything passengers throw away on most cruise ships is sorted by crew members and stored on the ship until the vessel can offload it at a port The sorting room is usually two floors below the first passenger deck with full time staff of 6 8 crew separating glass paper and cardboard aluminum cans and trash The recyclables are compressed as boxes are broken down and machines compress glass and cans The materials are then packed into bins and turned in to the next land port recycling facility Some ships are also recycling their cooking oil to run their engines and reduce diesel consumption and by connecting to land lines for electricity when in port they can turn the huge engines off entirely and be sustained by land energy Bluewater Network Report Cards The Bluewater Network evaluates the cruising industry ship by ship They recently issued their first Grade A report card Published by admin in Uncategorized Leave a reply Rosetta the Solar Powered Spacecraft November 26 2014 Rosetta of course is the spacecraft that had successfully made a rendezvous with Comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko and landed a probe Philae on it This marks the first time that a space craft has orbited and landed on a comet The purpose of the mission was to get a close look at the comet s nucleus and environment and to see what happens as a frozen comet approaches the sun Rosetta has another claim to fame It s the first wholly solar powered spacecraft ever built Earlier deep space missions had used nuclear power to power their craft Built by the EADS Astrium Rosetta is basically an aluminum box with wings and the wings are solar panels 105 feet long The European Space Agency ESA which launched Rosetta in 2004 had designed a new kind of solar cell for Rosetta called low intensity low temperature LILT cells The solar cells allow the craft to operate 800 million km 497 million miles from the sun where sunlight levels are only four percent of those on Earth LILT cells were first developed in Europe in the 1990 s Scientists had found that ordinary solar panels would degrade unpredictably in low solar intensities at temperatures below 100 Celsius 148 Fahrenheit

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  • Five Notable Green Buildings in America - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    Francisco which are comprised of floor to ceiling German glass which minimizes cooling energy while maximizing natural light are all kinds of innovative ways to keep the building sustainably sound and preserve our natural resources 90 percent of all regularly occupied spaces in the building are lit by daylight and have stunning outside views and the green roof serves as a home for wildlife The Empire State Building When President of Malkin Holdings owner of the Empire State Building Tony Malkin decided that bike racks and showers are not going to change the world he took matters into his own hands in 2009 with a retrofit for the Empire State Building Within three years the program cut 7 5 million in energy costs Recognizing that commercial buildings account for around 80 percent of the energy used in New York Malkin partnered with organizations to transform the iconic landmark complete with LED lights window refurbishment efficient lighting and tenant energy management Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies On the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio the Lewis Center is equipped with solar panels geothermal air systems and biodegradable upholstery making the zero energy building a mecca for environmental studies It

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  • Even Cruise Ship Passengers Recycle - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    seaboard so this is an indication that the cruising world is as adamant about recycling to keep our earth green as any good Boy Scout or Girl Scout in the States Environmental organizations charged cruise lines loudly for polluting waste Bluewater Network which merged with San Francisco based Friends of the Earth FOE in 2005 charges that even a week long trip generates serious threats to our environment A typical cruise ship on a one week voyage generates more than 50 tons of garbage two million gallons of waste water 210 000 gallons of sewage and 35 000 gallons of oil contaminated water Recycling on Cruise Ships Today Nonetheless the cruise representatives insist crew aboard vessels are making cutting edge efforts to be sustainable both with the ships waste and that of passengers Everything passengers throw away on most cruise ships is sorted by crew members and stored on the ship until the vessel can offload it at a port The sorting room is usually two floors below the first passenger deck with full time staff of 6 8 crew separating glass paper and cardboard aluminum cans and trash The recyclables are compressed as boxes are broken down and machines

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/even-cruise-ship-passengers-recycle/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Rosetta, the Solar-Powered Spacecraft - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    the EADS Astrium Rosetta is basically an aluminum box with wings and the wings are solar panels 105 feet long The European Space Agency ESA which launched Rosetta in 2004 had designed a new kind of solar cell for Rosetta called low intensity low temperature LILT cells The solar cells allow the craft to operate 800 million km 497 million miles from the sun where sunlight levels are only four percent of those on Earth LILT cells were first developed in Europe in the 1990 s Scientists had found that ordinary solar panels would degrade unpredictably in low solar intensities at temperatures below 100 Celsius 148 Fahrenheit Hypothetically the LILT cells would allow researchers to use solar powered space craft to travel as far as Jupiter Paradoxically using solar technology is actually harder closer to the sun as the solar cell s efficiency decreases as the temperature rises Solar powered spacecraft designed to visit places like Venus or Mercury will need mirror reflectors and other temperature reducing devices to keep their solar arrays working efficiently The ESA chose to use the technology to help ensure that Rosetta could survive the 10 year journey through deep space Rosetta was also designed

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/rosetta-the-solar-powered-spacecraft/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Recycled Tires Give Your Home an Eco-friendly Boost - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    waste in landfills help avoid toxins being thrown in the air and actually help keep families safer in many ways For the roof many tires are cut into squares to use as shingles and are then nailed down onto the roof The result is a green and earth friendly roof that is durable and built to last Recycled tire roofs are surprisingly attractive as well Shredded tires in the backyard help keep mini playgrounds safer for younger children These recycled tire pieces help absorb nasty falls and help keep children from getting drastically hurt Not only are shredded tires attractive under swing sets and slides but they are a great way to help save the planet one unwanted tire at a time Lastly recycled tires actually have great value in the home in their original state as well Whole tires can be used as flower planters in the yard or as a classic tire swing for both play and decoration When a tire is used in its original form a person can take any old tire they find out in a landfill on the road or abandoned as garbage out in a field somewhere and turn it into something of

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