Search All RealMega:

Powered By RealMega and MonsterDaata
.RealMega Home
.Monster Daata Home
.Neighborhood Find
.Monster Domain
.Mega Community
.Real Office
.Real Vision
.Real Venue
.Mega News Network
.Real Advisors
.Home Responder
.Mega Factor
.Factor Preview
.Real Neighbor
.Flash Mega
.Real Profiles 
.Multi MLS Search
.Real Owner
.RealMega Presentation
.Buy/Sell Multimedia
.Mega Hosters
.RealMega Site Map
.RealMega Site Index
.RealMega Database
.Contact Information
.Press Release
.RealMega 1 Blimp

Join RealMega
.Free - Join RealMega
.My RealMega
.Contact RealMega
.Send Us Feedback
.Recommend Us
.Mega FAQ
.Link to RealMega
.Mega Banner Links
.Mega Guestbook
.Mega Guestmap
.Mega Forum Page
.Mega Connects
.Make RealMega Home
.Spam Policy
.Terms of Use
.Recommend Us Cards

Entertainment Trivia Free Cards Horoscope Planetarium
Free Entertainment
From RealMega

Monster Domain Tools
Monster Domain Tools
Domain Names & Other
Related Products

Shopping Books Real Estate School Web Hosting Domain Names Values
Your One Stop Shop
From RealMega!

Make Us Your Home!
Bookmark Us
Make RealMega My Homepage!

To see how to make RealMega the first page you see when you open up your web browser on your computer Click Here

Mega Selling
Mega Selling
Useful Homesellers Information

Mega Buying
Mega Buying
Useful Homebuyers Information

Real Vision / Real Daata
Real Vision and Real Daata
Real Vision & Real Daata

Real Office
Real Office Tools
Virtual Office Resources

Address Book
To Do List
and much more...

Mega Funnies
Image of the Hour

Send Your Friends One Of Our Free Mega Funnies Cards!
Click Here

Real Calculator
Real Calculator
12 Step System

Swami Knows
Swami Knows
Entertaining Advice

Mega Trivia
Mega Trivia Games
Entertaining Trivia

Mega News Network
Mega News Network
Netowrk News Source

Financial Information
Mega Financials
Financial Information

Overton Factor
Lowell Overton Lowell Overton
Lets Talk About Home Ownership

Mega Glossaries
Mega Glossaries
Mega Glossary Terms

Real Horoscope
Aries - From 21 March to 19 April Taurus - From 20 April to 20 May Gemini - From 21 May to 21 June
Cancer - From 22 June to 22 July Leo - From 23 July to 22 August Virgo From 23 August to 22 September
Libra - From 23 September to 23 October Scorpio - From 24 October to 22 November Sagittarius - From 23 November to 21 December
Capricorn - From 22 December to 19 January Aquarius - From 20 January to 18 February Pisces - From 19 February to 20 March

Mega Weather

Free Local and National Weather Reports!

Enter Your City, State, State or Zipcode:

Current Moon Phase
Current Moon Phase

World Weather From Mega Forecast

Real Book Source

Real Book Source

Real Repairs Glossary Term Of The Day -
Waste Management
One of the questions researchers are trying to answer is what materials in the landfills and waste stream can be reduced? Some interesting discoveries about what we think is in landfills, what is found in landfills, and what has happened to the garbage over time. Digs found that less than one percent by weight and volume of each landfill was fast-food packaging. People often estimate that diapers take up 5 to 40 percent of the landfill, however the Garbage Project found that diapers accounted for less than one percent by weight and 1.5 percent by volume of the landfills. The Garbage Project found that plastic soda bottles and most other rigid plastic containers were squashed. The majority of plastics by volume were plastic film bags such as cleaner, grocery, and garbage bags. Plastics accounted for about 9 to 12 percent of the landfills by volume and about 5 percent by weight although sometimes people estimate plastics take up to 30 to 70 percent of the municipal solid wastes. The public often sees newspapers as being recyclable or biodegradable and underestimates their effect on landfills. Newspapers made up about 14.4 percent by volume of the landfills studied. Even though newspapers can be recycled, they represented the largest single item in landfills by both weight and volume. Since 1970, paper had increased in landfills and accounted for about 34 percent by weight and 38 percent by volume of the landfills dug. Biodegradability: Reality or Myth? Biodegradation is a process where microorganisms secrete enzymes to chemically break down material they eat. Most within a few weeks or months. Laws have been proposed in some staffs which would ban any packaging that does not decompose in one year. The Garbage Project discovered, however, that decomposition in landfills may not work. Biodegradation may be a longer process than we thought. Food and yard waste in easily identifiable form were found in the landfills even after being buried for years. Some decomposition of organics seems to have occurred, but substantial quantities of all kinds of paper also were found. Project Garbage found no major changes in the percentage of paper found in garbage dug up in the later 1970s and that from the mid 1980s, which means paper was not decomposing rapidly. When Project Garbage dug up refuse deposited between 1970 and 1974, they found paper fractions still readable, and grass clippings, a 1972 T-bone steak, and five hot dogs still preserved. Conditions are not ideal in landfills for biodegradation. Some food does degrade, but at a very slow rate or about 50 percent every 20 years, according to the Garbage Project. The remainder of the refuse in landfills seems to have retained its original weight volume, and form even after 25 years. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse Waste management refers to the use of a variety of waste management practices to safely handle the household waste stream. Effective waste management requires an integrated approach -- the combination of a number of technologies including reducing, recycling, composting, sanitary landfill and waste-to-energy. Using the integrated approach does not mean all these options are implemented, but it presents options for individuals and communities to consider. Source reduction. People can reduce the volume of garbage they generate by making thoughtful choices when they buy products. Examples include providing your own reusable grocery bags, using both sides of paper, buying products with reduced packaging when safe to do so, buying products in recyclable packaging, repairing existing items, not buying products if they are not needed, and minimizing the amount of toxic substances used. Reuse of products. Renew the life of an object by redefining its purpose and using it again. Examples include extending the life of an item by repair or modification or by creating new uses for items within the household or for others. Recycling of materials including composting. Collect and reprocess manufactured materials for reuse either in the same form or as part of a different product. Recycling includes collecting and separating products, preparing them to buyer specifications, selling to markets, processing, and eventual reuse of materials. Landfill and waste combustion/energy recovery. Manage those wastes which cannot be recycled, reused, or reduced. Estimates vary regarding the resources saved by recycling. The Solid Waste Handbook suggests that each ton of paper recycled saves 17 eight-inch trees and 390 gallons of oil. It produces 23-74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution than production of paper from virgin fibers. Recycling aluminum is estimated to use 95 percent less energy than making it from raw ore and creates 95 percent less air pollution and 97 percent less water pollution. Recycling glass saves 4-32 percent of the energy needed to manufacture new glass and produces 20 percent less air pollution. The lack of clearly identified markets for recycled products results in considerable price variation as well as making it a difficult business to manage. A list of recycling centers or firms is available from the NSRA Recycling Hotline, 1-800-248-7328.Consumers also can contact volunteer organizations, city or county officials, sanitary professionals, Extension offices, local or area recycling organizations, or persons already recycling items. Consumers also can write the product manufacturer for leads on where to recycle items. Although some recycled product markets fluctuate, it's important to identify the market before collection at both the household and community level. If there are viable and stable markets for used materials such as glass. Aluminum, paper, steel, plastics, tires, and used oil, recycling can divert these items from the waste stream. The consumer plays an important part in recycling and in creating demand for products made from recycled or post-consumer waste through consumer purchase and use. Product labeling varies. Products made from consumer waste may be labeled post consumer. Recycled products may mean the product has been in the consumer"s hands at one time or that the materials contained in the product are made in part from trimmings or wastes from the manufacturing process. Recyclable means a market for the material exists someplace. Composting of yard wastes (grass, leaves, and brush) can save a significant portion of landfill space and create soil additives or mulch. Another option is not to collect grass clippings at all. Several staffs and cities have banned yard wastes from landfills. The EPA estimates yard wastes make up about 18 percent of the municipal solid waste stream. Generation rates vary by season, year and region. What Can You Do? First, handle household waste and household hazardous waste responsibly. Second, become informed. Find out all you can about the local solid waste issues in your community and examine several viewpoints. Third, search out information about products you use every day and stay abreast of recent research. For example, there is considerable debate about the true biodegradability of plastics. Learn the recycling symbols and consider the amount of packaging used in the products you purchase. Think before you buy.

RealRepairs.com Term Of The Day was designed specifically to expand and enhance your career and personal vocabulary, using selected repair terms from the Real Repairs Glossary interchanged selectively with terms from other Mega Glossaries for their usefulness in business, public speaking and day-to-day conversation .You may also search any term from the Real Repairs Glossary database menus provided below.

Subscribe & Receive Real Repairs In You Email Weekly

Please select a letter from the following list to consult terms:

[ All |  A |  B |  C |  D |  E |  F |  G |  H |  I |  J |  K |  L |  M ]
[ N |  O |  P |  Q |  R |  S |  T |  U |  V |  W |  X |  Y |  Z ]
[ Previous Page ] [Return Home]

Please select one term from the following list:

Garbage Disposers-Care
Garbage Disposers and Septic Tanks
Gas and Electric Cooktop Care
Grain and Bean Weevils
Grain and Flour Beetles
Ground Beetles
Glass Ceramic Dishes-Care, Cleaning
Glass Ceramic Utensils-Care and Cleaning
Glazes and Decorations on Dishes
Glue (school, white)- Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery
Gravy-Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery
Gypsy Moth
General Guidelines for Working With Treated Wood
Glass Furniture Parts--Care and Cleaning
Glassware: Food Color Stains
Grease and Oil Stains on Hard Surface Floors

Please select a letter from the following list to consult terms:

[ All |  A |  B |  C |  D |  E |  F |  G |  H |  I |  J |  K |  L |  M ]
[ N |  O |  P |  Q |  R |  S |  T |  U |  V |  W |  X |  Y |  Z ]
[ Previous Page ] [Return Home]

Visit Other Mega Glossaries:

Search the Real Estate Glossary:
Go Directly To RealGlossary.com
Search the Loans Glossary:
Go Directly To LoansGlossary.com
Search the Construction Glossary:
Go Directly To BuilderGlossary.com
Search the Personal Finance Glossary:
Go Directly To FinancesGlossary.com
Search the Stocks Glossary:
Go Directly To StocksGlossary.com
Search the Marketing Glossary:
Go Directly To MarketingGlossary.com
Search Real Repairs:
Go Directly To RealRepairs.com

Translate RealMega

Translate RealMega To:
Spanish, German, French, Portuguese

RealMega Interactive
.Agent Directory New Feature of Real Mega
.Neighborhood Place
.RealMega Presentation
.Buyer/Seller MultiMedia
.Mega Tool Bars
.Free Flash Web Pages
.Free E-Mail
.Free Newsletters
.Free Forms
.Virtual Office
.Virtual Cards
.Photo Connects
.Maps - Driving
.Power Quotation
.Power Spell
.Power Publish
.Calculator System
.Mega Calculators
.Flash Web Search
.Download Flash Player

Home Information
Home Information
Useful Home Information

Mega Resources
Home Information
Resource Information

Mega Source Shopping
Mega Source Shopping
We Sell Everything!

Real Profiles
Real Profiles - Real Estate Agent Directory
New Feature of Real Mega Real Estate Agent Directory

Agent Directory
Just Added

Sellers & Buyers
Search the directory for a Real Profiles Agent

Add your name to our latest directory feature

Free Flash Web Page
Free Flash Web SiteGet your FREE dynamic flash web page! Increase your web presence today. Hosted by RealMega and Free to all RealMega and MNN viewers!


Start Building Now!

RealMega Mail
Real Mega Mail - Free WebmailWant to have your own RealMgea email address? you@realmega.com It's free and secure. Click Here to find out more about RealMega Mail.

RealMega Virtual Cards
Image of the Hour

Send Your Friends One Of Our Free Virtual Cards!
Click Here

Real Laughs
Image of the Hour

Send Your Friends A Real Laugh Comic!
Click Here

Free Newsletters
Free NewslettersChoose from the MegaFactor newsletter selections and receive your FREE newsletter every 2 weeks by Email.

Mega Column
Mega ColumnChoose from the Mega Column selections and receive your FREE Mega Column every 2 weeks by Email.

RealVenue / HomeDaata
Real Venue and Home Daata
Real Estate Community

Mega Fun Zone
Mega Fun Zone
Entertainment Center

Buyer / Seller MultiMedia Presentation
Buyer and Seller MultimediaBuyers and Sellers we have put together this multi-media presentation for you to watch and interact with. It gives you some great tips whether or not your are buying or selling a home. Click Here To View

Mega Finance Course
Take The Mega Finance Course101 Ways To Mega Manage Your Finances. Check out our Mega Interactive Course on how to manage your money effectively.
Click Here Now

Mega Go To
Google Search
Enhanced By: Google

Real Surveys
Take the Multi-Poll here at RealSurveys.com

How Should Congress Handle Your Social Security?

Stay The Same


Votes 2547

Your Custom Bookmarks

Power Quotation
"We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others."
-- François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld

Event Calender
No events for today.


·Create an event·
·Enlarge Month·
·View Year·

| Join RealMega | Community Web Pages | Contact Us | Blog Page
Advertise on RealMega | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement | Spam Policy

RealMega Site Map | RealMega Site Index

© 1999-2006 RealMega.com. All Rights Reserved.
All Other Copyrights Remain The Property Of Their Respective Owners.

The RealMega Network is Proudly Hosted by Mega Hosters Inc.