MJH BEARS PHS Chapter 14 Test Review
Terms in this set (30)
disposing of waste by burning
broken down and absorbed by the environment
the saving of resources
changing air, water and land from clean and safe to dirty and unsafe
What is being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute?
How many years does it take for a glass bottle to decompose?
A typical family consumes this many gallons of milk each year.
The U.S. population discards about 16 billion of these a year.
How many degrees does the oven lose when you open it?
huge pits where waste is buried between layers of earth
turning waste items into products that can be used
How many plastic bottles do Americans use each hour?
How many years will an aluminum can last in a landfill?
Plants and animals are what kind of resources?
Soil is what kind of resource?
Air and water are what kind of resources?
Natural gas, oil and coal are what?
materials that are supplied by nature
What does the U.S. produce more of than any other country in the world?
How many sea creatures are killed each year by garbage thrown into the ocean?
Take these to save water.
creates a barrier or resistance to keep heat in or out of the house depending on the season
One fourth of the energy used to cool and heat your home is lost through these.
It takes less of this to wash dishes in the dishwasher.
The most efficient appliances have this rating from the U.S. Government.
Reduce, __________________ and Recycle are the 3 R's
It is cheaper to move air around with one of these.
You are wasting this when you leave lights on that you are not using.
The average family throws away this many pieces of paper each year.