Below are a list of terms I collected during this project, all dealing with pollution prevention.
Electronic Recycling : recycling of household electronics such as computers, cell phones, and televisions
HDPE: High density polyethylene. Used to make many types of bottles. Good for packaging products with short shelf life. Recyclable.
P2: abbreviation for “pollution prevention”
PET (PETE): Polyethylene terephthalate, a clear, tough resin commonly used in beverage bottles. Recyclable. Nickname: polyester.
Precycling: describes making purchasing decisions that will reduce waste, such as purchasing less packaging.
Solid waste: generally speaking, garbage from residential or industrial activities
Source reduction: any change in design, use, or manufacturing of products in order to reduce their toxicity.
Sustainability: meeting the needs of the current generation without endangering future generations, or their ability to do the same
Toxicity: the degree to which a substance can harm humans or animals