Saturday, February 9, 2013

Recycle the Hazardous Material

 One of the ways we can reduce waste and live greener life is through recycling. We recycle plastic, metal and glass; however, many materials around us can be recycled and should be recycled. Among these materials, hazardous materials come on the top of the list.

Hazardous material pollute the water, air and the land, therefore, we should make it our priority to recycle them first and foremost. While looking through some pages related to early childhood, I ran into list of materials listed as hazardous and interesting enough, many of them were news to me too. Here is the list:

Combustible Items

  • Alcohols
  • Antifreeze Compounds
  • Camphor Oil
  • Disinfectants
  • Type Cleaners (fluids containing combustible materials, i.e. spot clothing cleaners, office machine liquid cleaners, etc.)
Corrosive Liquids
  • Acids, photographic, used in film developing
  • Etching Acid
  • Iron/Steel Rust Preventing Compounds

  • Muriatic Acid
  • Nitric Acid
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Black Powder
  • Cigarette Loads
  • Dynamite, Plastic or any other similar explosive
  • Explosive Auto Alarms
  • Explosive Flash Bulbs
  • Fireworks
  • Small Arms Ammunition
  • Primers
  • Smokeless Powder
  • Souvenir Explosive Instruments of War
  • Spear Guns Having a Charged Head
  • Toy Propellant or Smoke Devices
  • Trick Matches
  • Trick Noise Makers
  • Adhesives (glues, cements, plastic)
  • Ammonia
  • Charcoal Briquettes
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Compound 3 Weed Killers
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Enamel
  • Gasoline
  • Hand Signal Flares
  • Kerosene
  • Lacquer
  • Leather Dressing or Bleach
  • Lighter Fluids (pocket, charcoal, camp, stove, lamp, or torch)
  • Liquors
  • Matches
  • Oil Stains for Wood
  • Paint, Flammable
  • Paint/Varnish Remover
  • Petroleum Products (kerosene, gasoline, oil)
  • Photographic Flash Bulbs/Lamps
  • Polishes, Liquid (metal, stove, furniture, wood)
  • Propane Tanks (nonpurged)
  • Propane or Other gas Used for Cooking or Heating Purposes
  • Shellac
  • Shoe Polish (liquid)
  • Solvents, Plastic
  • Stains
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Windshield Solvent
  • Wines
  • Wood Filler
Cases, Compressed
  • Engine, Starting Fluids
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Cases Used in Welding
  • Scuba Diving Tanks
  • Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Decorative Lamps
The list was taken from this site

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