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Waste In Our World Vocabulary
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Plants and animals that are no longer living that are no longer needed.
Waste that can break down or rot naturally when attacked by bacteria.
Reusing means using something again, either for the same purpose or for something completely different.
Reduce means avoiding creating waste in the first place and is an even better thing to do than reusing or recycling. Examples of waste reduction include buying items with less packaging and not replacing items until really necessary.
Something that obtains energy by feeding on other things.
Something that can make its own food.
Something that breaks down wastes and dead organisms.
A gas given off by landfill sites and which is highly inflammable and a major contributor to global warming.
A substance that eats away at something gradually.
Liquid consisting of a mixture of rainwater and rotten organic materials which drains from a landfill site.
Recycling means using things that have already been used to make new things. This can involve turning the old material into a new version of the same thing. Alternatively, materials can be recycled into something completely different.
Where waste is buried in holes in the ground.
A sudden, loud and violent release of energy.
A substance that is easily set on fire.
A substance that causes harm when it enters the body or touches the skin.
Putting poisonous or other harmful substances into the environment.
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