Archive for March, 2012
Inform Inc. is a non-profit based in New York City that makes short films to educate the public on the effects of human activity on us and the environment. “The Secret Life of Cell Phones” is one of their short films which gives some eye-opening information about e-waste.
At the beginning of the video, people interviewed admit that they have 5 or 6 mobile devices lying around in their junk drawers, or have gone through 15 to 20 in their lifetime. We live in a time where people are careless with their devices because they know they can easily purchase a new one, or know they’re eventually going to want the latest and greatest version. This carelessness of purchasing new phones rolls over when people are getting rid of their old cell phones.
In 1985, there were less than 500,000 mobile devices in the country. That is less than one half of ONE million. Today, there are over 270 million in the United States! If most cell phone users replace their phones every year and a half, this means that most of those 270 million cell phones are being replaced in less than 2 years!
But where do these rejected phones go? Some of the individuals interviewed on the streets of New York simply thought to throw their phones in the dumpster. A man interviewed said, “That’s what my friends all do.” The issue is that some people don’t know where to put their old phones; some were shocked when they heard they could actually be recycled! Although that is a step in the right direction, most people might not have a clue where to take them to be recycled.
This film was released at the beginning of 2008 when cell phone recycling was probably still in it’s beginning stages. Fortunately today, mobile retailers have done a better job about promoting their recycling programs, and recycling centers for residents and businesses have been popping up everywhere.
Inform discussed the issues of dumping the electronics in third world countries. There is a real moral issue about shipping these phones off to countries that don’t have any infrastructure to deal with them appropriately. If they don’t even have a good road system or health centers, what makes people think they have recycling programs to properly handle these cell phones?
Despite the companies that ship their electronics overseas, there are responsible recyclers that are committed to upholding high environmental standards. These are the unique companies that refuse to make third world countries dumping grounds, such as Sunnking! There is enough lead, copper, and other materials in discarded cellular devices to classify them as hazardous waste. These substances leach into the soil, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Third world countries don’t want these problems as much as we do in the States. Recycling cell phones in an environmentally conscious way means that our families and earth will be safer. Our water and air will be cleaner, and we won’t have to do as much mining; there is enough gold in 200 phones to make a gold ring!
Bette Fishbein, Senior Fellow at Inform, says the key to helping this problem is to move to a closed loop pattern of materials use. If you use your cell phone for longer than normal and then you recycle it, you move to a closed loop pattern. If recycling electronics doesn’t cost people more and it is relatively convenient, individuals will step up and recycle. Fortunately since this video was made, electronics recycling has become more convenient. But the reality is, we need to keep spreading the word. The word has officially gotten out when the levels of e-waste in the landfills stop rising!
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Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York’s first R2 Certified Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, & Asset Management Company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. Its facilities (located in Buffalo, Rochester, and Brockport, NY) specialize in collecting, refurbishing, reselling and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York and surrounding areas. For more information, visit their website at http://www.sunnking.com or call 1-877-860-7866.
Plastic lumber is a relatively new material made from waste and unused non-toxic plastics to substitute wood, and sometimes concrete and metal as well. To create this product, the plastics are first shredded, and thereafter mixed in powder or pellet form. Once the mixing has been completed and the material has reached the correct consistency under specific heating procedures, certain other ingredients are added.
Depending on what exactly is required, the additional ingredients include but are not limited to colorants, reinforcing agents, foaming agents and stabilizers. The mix is then moulded or extruded into the required shape. This shape could be either solid or hollow, depending on which is necessary. What this means is that this material can be used in any shape or profile and therefore any space.
With greater environmental awareness and the decline of rain-forests over the years, this synthetic material has become increasingly popular. There has been more of a demand for substituting natural wood for it to avert the large need for logs. Many parks, for example, have begun using recycled plastic wood rather than natural wood.
It has similar properties to natural wood, which allow tools conventionally used for working with wood to be used for it. Unlike wood, however, this material is water-resistant, and immune to rot effects and termite infestation as well as other insect damage. Many natural woods are treated with toxic chemicals to instil properties that this material already has. It is also longer lasting, having a life span several times longer than that of normal wood, potentially even longer than steel.
It has also been suggested that this wood-like plastic is better for the environment than wood-filled plastic lumber or rot-resistant woods, and that it requires less maintenance. In addition, because it is made largely from waste products, its very creation alleviates a large degree of pollution. This is because much of the plastics used would otherwise have been littered or burned. Also, this material seizes a large amount of carbon from its surroundings. This in turn has been said to assist in lessening global warming. It is not as stiff as wood, though, which means that it may warp slightly in exceptionally hot weather, potentially expanding or contracting.
When properly installed, this material will not split or splinter. It has a smooth surface and is sometimes finished with a wood-grain design. It is rarely painted. Rather, manufacturers also sell it in different colours, which makes it very versatile in terms of where it can be used to fit with its surroundings.
Because it is completely recyclable, it can also be reused after its initial application. This means that after it has been moulded into a particular shape, it can later be remoulded to fit a different shape.
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Plastic lumber has most frequently been used in decking, frames, trim and moulding, indoor and outdoor furniture, fences, and similar or related pieces. Due to the flexible nature of recycled plastic wood, it can be used in more curved shapes as well. However, this also means that it lacks certain rigidity, which is why it has not been used in much structural application thus far.
We live in a throw-away society.
We’re wasteful. Not just on an individual level, but on a global scale as well. Our lifestyle is not sustainable in terms of the world’s resources we consume.
The subject of unnecessary waste in our society came sharply into focus for my wife and me over the last couple of years due to numerous trips to take garbage to the county dump.
When we were renovating our cabin we regularly took construction scrap to the dump (along with our wet garbage). We began to notice a considerable number of perfectly good items that had been thrown out. After seeing this for some time (and rescuing numerous perfectly good items along the way), we started to ask,
“What can we do about it?”
We started changing our lifestyle to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Although we may think we can’t make a difference individually, small steps taken on an individual level can and do make a difference. We must each do our own small part to minimize the waste and excess consumption in our society. Change is possible… indeed, it’s absolutely necessary.
One of the most challenging aspects of taking steps in this direction is the constant bombardment from the media… the non-stop stream of powerful advertising attempting to convince us that we need the latest and greatest gadgets, toys, electronics, cars, and on and on. It’s a powerful and extremely effective influence.
And it seems that, unfortunately, a lot of people are too lazy and/or simply don’t think about the fact that something that they are throwing away could be used and appreciated by someone else. Nor do they think about the landfill being taken up by perfectly good and useful items.
Our dump experience spawned the idea of a series of short video vignettes that would highlight this sad situation. Although the topic is serious, we wanted to have a little fun with it in order to highlight the number of perfectly good items that were being thrown into the dump every week. Thus was born “Adventures with Fitzgerald the Dump Truck”. The episodes can be seen on the Rustic-Lodge-Lifestyle.com home page.
What can you do?
Are you concerned about unnecessary consumerism and the corresponding waste? If so consider taking some of the following steps:
Break free of commercials by limiting your exposure to them… and if you have children, this is even more important. Setting the right example becomes paramount in teaching the next generation that it is not necessary to have the newest, most recent model of everything!
Teach them that happiness does not come from a store! We don’t expose ourselves to the onslaught of commercial messages. We rarely watch TV, we listen to public (commercial-free) radio, and have a limited number of subscriptions to magazines that come to the house.
Consequently we are blissfully unaware of so much of the product marketing and thus are not even tempted to rush out to buy this or that “must have” gizmo. We don’t have a TV at our country lodge, so when the grandchildren visit, they are not even tempted to watch… it just isn’t part of the “lodge experience”.
Take a critical look
What are you throwing away? Get in the habit of looking critically at all of your household waste. Is it really garbage? Can it be used by someone else? Can you compost your wet garbage? Are you recycling everything that is possible to recycle? We have two or three charities that call us regularly to ask if we have any donations they can pick up. Some of them let us know we can call them any time for an additional pickup of clothing and household items. Check for charities that offer this service in your area.
Taking this simple step would see items such as stuffed toys (we’ve seen full boxes of perfectly good ones at the dump – some brand new with the tags still on), other toys, bikes, folding chairs, lamps, tables, furniture, and much more, put to good use.
Episode one of the “Fitzgerald” series highlights many of the items that we rescued from the dump. Other episodes show many perfectly good items that had been thrown away, but which we personally didn’t take.
Challenge each other
Families can get together and set up challenges to minimize waste. At the office, organize a waste awareness day. Get your boss involved… or if you are the boss, you set the tone. Even neighborhoods can activate to increase awareness.
These are just a few suggestions to start the creative juices flowing. Each one of us must start taking individual responsibility to reduce the resource footprint on our fragile planet. Reducing our personal waste by limiting thoughtless consumerism, and through reuse and recycling are important actions we can all take.
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Kim Thornton is the co-creator and webmaster for http://www.rustic-lodge-lifestyle.com... your complete online resource for rustic lodge decor and lifestyle!
Approximately 440 million people in 29 countries are currently facing extreme shortages of water. Twenty percent more water than is now available will be needed to feed the over three billion additional people who are estimated to be living by the year 2025. As much as two-thirds of the world population could be water-stressed by then.
Aquifers, which supply one-third of the World’s population, are being pumped out faster than nature can replenish them. In 1950, the U.S. took 12 trillion gallons of water from the ground by 1980 the figure more than doubled and is still increasing at an alarming rate. The Ogallala Aquifer is being depleted at a rate of 12 billion cubic meters (420 billion ft3 or 9,729,000 acre feet) per year, amounting to a total depletion to date of a volume equal to the annual flow of 18 Colorado Rivers (Its flow is 4000 cubic feet per second). Half the World’s rivers and lakes are seriously polluted. Major rivers, such as the Yangtze, Ganges, and Colorado, no longer flow to the sea for much of the year because of upstream withdrawals.
Where Are the Water-Scarce Regions?
Water is unevenly distributed across the populated regions of the World. It is an irony of geography that two-thirds of the World’s population lives in areas that receive only one-quarter of the World’s annual rainfall. By contrast the most water-rich areas of the world, such as the Amazon and Congo River Basins, are sparsely populated. Some of the most densely populated regions of the world, such as the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India, and China will face severe water shortages in the coming decades.
Even areas of the United States (particularly the southwest and parts of the midwest) are vulnerable to water shortages, as the media attention to the ongoing drought in California attests. Currently, the San Diego water authority is threatening a moratorium on the use of municipal water for irrigation, washing cars etc.
In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey was claiming this drought to be “comparable to or more severe than the largest-known drought in 500 years.” With the scarce rainfall received since the early 1990s, plus low snowpack in the Sierra Mountains, which supplies the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta including the Rockies, the source of the Colorado River. All this has created the foundation for “the perfect drought” so serious that it just might reclaim the desert that this area once was. Sadly, this trend is evident in many regions across this country and around the world.
Agriculture In a Water-Starved World
Limited or non-existent water supplies will be the primary obstacle to increased food production in the next few decades. In the past, prior to the onslaught of climate change, most of the increases in agricultural productivity occurred on irrigated lands, since irrigated farmlands are five times more productive than rain-fed. Today, according to Worldwatch, “irrigation-fed agriculture supplies about 45 percent of the World’s food supply”.
Steadily increasing social problems, combined with current economic trends will compound the severity of the gathering water shortage. Approximately 1.5 billion people lack access to potable water, with more than half the World’s population lacking adequate sanitation which jeopardizes existing drinking water supplies. Facilities must be developed for the increased population as well as the existing inhabitants, unfortunately this is not currently a priority with the worldwide concerns of the financial markets. Meanwhile, as a result of industrial development and increasing living standards, water use grew at more than twice the rate of population increase during the 20th century and is currently growing exponentially.
With uncontrolled urban sprawl running rampant in the developing world, there is an ever increasing demand for water-intensive agricultural products, such as meat and other animal products. As development progresses, the resulting water demands of the more affluent urban dwellers will divert water from agriculture uses. Consequently, the poor in both rural and out-lying urban areas, are being financially outpaced and ignored by members of the growing middle class, and are increasingly unable to afford and denied their basic God-given water needs. World Hunger reports at present, “more than 1.3 billion people live in abject poverty, earning only a dollar a day or less per person; another 2 billion people are only marginally better off.”
World Water Crisis, Who Cares?
The World Bank and the United Nations have commissioned studies and research groups to evaluate current water shortage conditions, determine future requirements, and formulate strategies for solving this seemingly insurmountable water crisis. They have concluded, “that even with major improvements in water collection and distribution (that would provide 70 percent efficiency instead of the current average of 45 percent worldwide), there would still be a need for 20 percent more water, a prediction that has been termed the “world water gap.”
Since most of the currently available water sources have already been appropriated (or misappropriated), “there are practical limits to how much additional water can be extracted from the environment.” Most experts agree that, even at the current rate at which new water supplies are developed and if sustained over the next few decades, there would still remain serious water shortages by the year 2025.
What About Your Water?
One out of three Americans are sick (colds, flu, sore throat, allergies, high blood pressure, kidney or gull stones, you name it…) and the World Health Organization states that the majority of disease in the world is a result either the water we drink or the lack of sufficient quantities. Since water is the second most important element on earth next to air, should not we take care in its quality? We worry more about our bank book than we do about our health.
Drink clean water (“distilled is as clean as you can get… it is the water I drink”; Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.) and plenty of it. Americans are dehydrated. They drink anything but clean healthy water. Coffee and carbonated soda dehydrates, not hydrates you. Do yourself a favor and RESEARCH WATER and its relationship to health. I drink three liters of distilled water per day and have for over 30 years, and I DO NOT get sick. ” A man with experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument.”
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Doug Hoover is the founder of the Distillation Station and the author of, The Distilled Water Book. In 1974, Douglas discovered the health benefits of drinking distilled water and was cured of a severe case of gout by drinking three liters a day. He has remained in perfect health, free from sickness and disease ever since. Doug continues to drink and advocate distilled water. http://www.distilledwaterauthority.com.
The Arctic is named for the constellation “Arktos.” It is Greek for “Bear.” We know it better as the Little Dipper, which includes the North Star in its “handle.”
The Arctic is 5.5 million square miles – which is almost the exact same size as Antarctica. Unlike the bottom of the world which is uninhabited, the Arctic has been inhabited by humans for close to 20,000 years. The people of the area, Eskimos, Inuit, Laplanders, though separated by vast distances and even oceans, seem to share a common heritage.
Arctic exploration began in earnest during the Great Age of Discovery as explorers sought to find a sea route through the Arctic Ocean from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Besides the glory, fame and riches that would be bestowed upon the first to accomplish this feat (most likely the real reason most of them tried to find it), the Northwest Passage would theoretically save months of shipping time spent going around the bottom of South America.
In 1744 the British parliament offered a reward for the discovery of the Northwest Passage. The ship Octavius was the first to attempt the voyage but the crew died in the winter of 1762, stuck in ice.
One of the most famous expeditions was that of English explorer Sir John Franklin. He departed Britain in 1845 with two ships and many men and was never seen again.
In the past few years it has finally become possible to sail the Northwest Passage without an ice breaker, thanks to global warming.
The first person to definitely reach the North Pole was American Explorer Richard Byrd who, with his copilot Floyd Bennett, flew over it in an airplane in 1926. In 1908 and 1909, Frederick Cook and Robert Peary both claimed to have reached the pole by land, but both claims are now considered to by false.
In 2008 Lewis Gordon Pugh attempted to kayak to the North Pole. He was unsuccessful, but that he could even attempt the feat shows the dramatic effects of climate change on the area.
Here is a fun adventure for you to do tonight — Grill out!
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Collecting Elephants: The Perfect Hobby for Nature Lovers
If you’re a nature lover and a wildlife enthusiast it might be fun to try a hobby that combines your love of nature with the ability to actively engage in something. Elephant collection is one of the hobbies that you can try if you like elephants. Of course you don’t actually collect the elephants themselves. Elephant collecting is when you collect a group of items that have some relation to elephants. Knowing what kind of collection to start and how to keep your valuable pieces safe is a great way to start a new hobby and have some fun.
Choosing an Item to Collect
People who have an interest in elephants often combine their other hobbies with their elephant collecting hobby. For example, coin collectors may search for coins that depict elephants on them. Stamp collectors may collect stamps that feature elephants. Those who enjoy collecting figurines will concentrate on collecting elephant figurines. Elephant collecting is a great hobby because you can combine more than one hobby so that you are always working on something that you enjoy. There are many different items you can choose from. There are elephant figurines, coins, stamps, jewelry pieces, calendars, books, and dozens, if not hundreds, of other elephant-themed items that you can collect.
Finding Items for Your Collection
There are many ways to find elephant items for your collection depending on your budget and what you are collecting. If you are collecting items that are not considered rare, you may be able to find the items you’re looking for at regular stores and shops. If your local stores don’t carry your collectibles, check online and see if you can find any on the Web. If you are searching for rare stamps or coins, you may have to check E-bay or go through a dealer for some of the rarer pieces. Depending on what you are collecting, each piece can cost anywhere from a few dollars to several thousand dollars. It’s important to pick an item to collect that fist into your budget so you can continue to grow your collection without having to wait years to save up enough money to buy another collectible.
Caring for Your Collection
You should care for your collection just like you would care for any of your other belongings, especially if you hope to sell the collection for a profit at some point. Keep your items clean and free of dust and other dirt. Don’t handle your items if you have been eating or drinking and don’t allow others to eat when your collectibles are in the immediate area. It may be best to keep children away form your collectibles so they don’t get broken or decrease in value due to smudged fingerprints.
Storing Your Collection
If you value your collection for financial purposes, you should consider placing your collectibles in a fire-safe vault or in a safety deposit box. This will help them to stay protected so that you can continue to enjoy them for many years to come.
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Today, there are a lot of used computer parts sitting in landfills. Unfortunately, technology changes rapidly so people often discard their old computers every few years, but when they upgrade to new machines, they don’t always put a lot of thought or effort into where their old computer goes. The problem is that old computers take up a lot of space in landfills, they don’t decompose and many of them have usable parts that could have been reused in other machines. Some people take care to make sure their old computers get recycled when they get a new one, but that still wastes some resources as many computer parts can often be installed in other machines so they can be reused. Most people don’t realize that even something as small as a Compaq laptop cable can be reused and there are way too many of these cables taking up space in landfills.
When you upgrade to a new machine, the best thing you can do to get rid of your old laptop is to sell it to a company that refurbishes old computers. These companies are staffed by highly trained professionals, who can determine how well each and every part of your computer works, including small parts like the Compaq laptop cable. Your old computer may not work perfectly, but that is okay because parts of it probably still work. These companies are interested in buying your old computer because they know that even if it isn’t a great computer, they can take the working parts from it and install them on another machine. If one computer works really well but lacks a Compaq laptop cable, they can take your old cable and use it to make that machine work perfectly. These resellers can then put these old computers on the market and make a small profit, and in the process, you’ll make money when you get paid for your old computer as well.
As you sell your computer to one of these resellers, you should feel great about the decision you’ve made. Because of your choice, at least one fewer computer and Compaq laptop cable will wind up going to waste in a landfill. All of the equipment that you turn in can either be reused by the company that will refurbish your equipment, or it can be recycled so it still remains out of a landfill. Every reusable part in your old computer will go into a computer that makes it onto the market at an affordable price. Someone else will have the opportunity to purchase an inexpensive used computer all because you’ve made the decision not to just throw your old equipment in with the rest of the trash. Not only will you keep several usable parts out of a landfill, but you’ll also help ensure that fewer of the world’s resources are used to create new computers because there is still plenty of demand and supply of used computers. Every tiny little part of your computer that gets reused, including your Compaq laptop cable, helps keep Mother Earth alive and well.
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With all the talk about going green that is present today you will want to realize that recycling is one of the largest ways to do this. However, you are going to want to make sure that you do this properly when you are starting out. Since this is becoming so large you will realize why it can be so good that cities manage some recycling programs. However, prior to doing this they are going to discover that cities need compactor equipment. Here are the reasons why this can be so good for the cities to do this.
If you are like many people that are recycling you have to take your items to the local collection bin before you can rid your home of them. This can be a very annoying thing to do, but for some cities they are already providing services that they pick things up from your home. So it could just be as easy as them adding on this stop to pick these items up as well.
Then you will want to realize that the city could end up making some money off of this venture. If this was not very profitable you would have to realize that no companies would exist to take your things to. By having these things around that you can take them to you will be able to help your city or local government out in a budget crisis.
When a city is going to manage a program like this you are going to notice that they will be able to encourage this activity more often. When you see that people are coming to the realization that this behavior is going to be very beneficial for the city more and more people will start doing this.
You are going to notice that the city that you live in will start to be a cleaner place. Since many of these bins will be able to set around next to your normal garbage bins people will think about it before just dropping the item onto the ground. Because of the extra bin they might start putting them into the bin since the extra ones will allow for the extra room in them.
Cities are also going to have the ability to make it mandatory for participation or face a fine. Some great programs are already in place to cover this for some areas, but not all areas are covered by this. Now this might not be a good reason to have a city control this, but it is one that could encourage the people to start using these types of programs.
Cities can also have a great influence on many people when making this decision. If you consider that many of the great ideas that are around today were started at a smaller level such as cities or townships you will see that they have managed to grow them into national ideas.
For many cities they will want to find that they can have many benefits of managing a recycling program. However, you will want to realize that cities need compactor equipment when they decide to run these programs, but the profit that they can make could easily allow them to make up the money that they have to invest.
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“Smoking is a habit that would not go away or die that easily in any smoker”. Cigarette smoking is becoming a major concern these days with lots of people around the world already addicted to smoking, a habit which smokers find it very difficult to live without. Due to increasing danger to public health, lots of countries have taken a step forward and have introduced BAN on SMOKING in majority of public areas like the bars, restaurants, pubs, disco etc. Even some of the major companies have introduced this ban in their premises as well. If everyone is going to follow such strict rules then what is the solution left for smoker?
With United Kingdom being one such country which is moving ahead with the Ban on Smoking as from July 01, 2007, there are smoking shelters being created for smokers to feel free to smoke only in those covered areas which are not going to cause any issues to the public health. The other major reason for such a ban could be due to the huge litter issue rising up in recent months. Smokers do leave cigarette butts and other form of semi-toxic smoke which has reportedly cause breathing problems in passive-smokers.
All this made sure the country must do something about the increasing cigarette butts disposal and health problem arising due to smoking. You can not stop people from smoking all of a sudden, hence arriving at a very convenient solution of introducing a smoking shelter, a place that is going to be exclusive for all smokers. This is going to be a covered place to fight against any weather condition and for sure will keep the breathing/inhaling problems away from passive smokers.
Do you know how many fire alarms have risen in many companies due to left over half burnt cigarette butts? Smoking shelter will prevent any such fire from happening and can allow any company to control and designate smoking areas in the professional environment. Smoking shelters not only specify areas where people can smoke but also helps in keeping rest of the working environment smoke free. At the same time, it also keeps the cigarette butts crushed and thrown in bins specifically made to collect cigarette trash only to be found in smoking shelters.
One can not deny the fact of having more employees who loves smoking. Smoking seems to charge their batteries helping them to work more efficiently and that’s what the companies have considered so far. An employee who has been hired to perform his job must do it professionally. Since the smoking ban coming into place, these organizations will now have to consider the fact of implementing such smoking shelters specifically built for smokers.
You can choose to build different type and forms of the smoking shelters. Either they could be a small area somewhere near the ventilated corridors or can be outside the building itself in an open area fully covered suitable for any weather conditions.
This has been much appreciated and gives a relief to those people who were the victims of such in-house workplace smoking effects. These smoking shelters help every company to keep the place clean and in compliance with the smoking laws enforced by the government. These shelters keep the place nice, warm, clean and dry as its comfortable for any staff member or even visitors to move into an instant solution as the environment inside is always recycled with the use of good ventilators which can be placed at the roof tops. All the smoking shelters have been facilitates with proper seating arrangements as a provision for every smoker to relax and smoke at their own pleasure.
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N.I.M. Ltd Engineering established in 1982 is a one stop manufacturer of outdoor smoking control products and smoking shelters. Designed for offices, factories, pubs, clubs and hotels, in fact any place where people gather. Our smoking shelters will help you comply with tough new legislation regarding workplace smoking.
Most of us would never have seen a disaster like the Gulf oil spill that has unfolded before us. Claiming the lives of 11 workers, the Gulf Oil Spill stands unbeaten as the worst ever oil spill in the history of mankind. The thick layer of crude formed on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is proving to be dangerous for the marine mammals as they accidently consume toxic oil when they come to the surface to breathe.
The U.S government has declared the Gulf Oil Spill as a “fishery disaster” in the seafood-producing states. The marine pollution caused by the oil spill has disturbed the key links of the food chain affecting the ecosystem and making the fishes unfit for consumption. The North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna spawns in the Gulf of Mexico between mid-April and mid-June, and is in potential danger of becoming extinct due to the oil spread. Five of the world’s seven species of turtles live and breed in this region, which also includes two endangered species of turtles that are threatened to become extinct due the oil spill. There are also few species of sharks, birds, and other mammals that are facing trouble due to the Gulf Oil Spill.
Even the state bird of Louisiana, the Brown Pelican that nests on barrier islands and feeds near the shore and has just been restored from the endangered species list, now stands the risk of being pushed into the same. The ineffective oil spill cleanup methods have called for the worst to come. Usage of kerosene based dispersants, ignoring biodegradable solutions like Oil Gone Easy S-200, has taken a toll on the environment and has resulted in irrevocable marine pollution.
Those who say it is impossible to calculate the effect of the Gulf Oil Spill might prove to be right, taking into consideration the long term effects!
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