Materials in Transition

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Title: Materials in Transition
Author: Broberg, Kate Liddle; DiGregorio, Rachelle; Madison, Erin; Hawkins, Lauren
Abstract: Through an investigation of plastic and aluminum production and recycling, waste to energy methods, plastic bottle use, and plastic bag use, we have come to the conclusion that the citizens and government of the United States need to work together to reduce primary material production and use. Additionally, we must increase recycling and reuse in order to close the production and consumption loop of potentially hazardous and energy-consuming products, primarily plastic and metals. Through these methods, we can best retain the embodied energy of waste materials and avoid excessive use of non-renewable resources.
Description: Website produced for HC 441: Science Colloquium: Energy in Transition, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Fall Term 2011.
Date: 2011-12

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    This collection contains student papers from the Clark Honors College course HC 441 Honors College Science Colloquium: Energy in Transition. For more information on the course and the Honors College program, consult the course web site at:

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