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TH I S I S A
GREEN B OOK
The Energy and Resources Institute
Waste not We all have waste bins in our houses, and every day, we empty this bin in a larger bin outside our house. The garbage van collects waste from these bins. Later, different kinds of wastes are treated differently. But before we find out what happens to each kind of waste, it is important to know what waste exactly is. Five billion aluminium cans are thrown into dustbins every year.
All that waste Anything that we no longer need and throw away is called waste . It could be that banana peel, that empty can of juice or those clothes that don t t you any longer. In Europe, each person, on an average, generates 3,500 kilograms of waste in a year The garbage van that takes the waste away helps us keep our neighbourhood clean.
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