Ya-Ting

Ya-Ting, Lee
Dean Leonard
ENG 1101. 0261
16 November 2017
Annotated Bibliography: How to Reduce the Amount of Garbage at Home?
My research paper is going to be about how to reduce the amount of garbage at home. I intend to explore where garbage comes from and what kind of garbage is created by households. I also want to shed light on how other societies have so much less garbage and what individuals can do differently and effectively to reduce the amount of garbage at home while still having high standard of living.

Hoornweg, D. and Bhada-Tata, P. “What a Waste : A Global Review of Solid Waste Management. ” Urban development series; knowledge papers no. 15. World Bank, Washington, DC.  no.15, Mar. 2012. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17388. Accessed 9 Nov. 2017
This is an international organization site on the topics of worldwide issues including waste management. Regarding the topic of waste management, there are a variety of research articles covering different societies. The layout of the site is uncluttered. Powerful search function makes the site useful and convenient. No spelling or grammatical errors were found. All articles appear to be credible and objective. There were no dead links found. There is an address provided along with links for Comments and Questions. The material in this website may provide the detailed numbers about what individuals can do differently and effectively to reduce the amount of garbage at home while still having high standard of living.

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McLaughlin, Megan E. and John M. Halstead. “The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag — and What to Do.” Biocycle, vol. 57, no. 7, Aug. 2016, pp. 38-40. EBSCOhost, sinclair.ohionet.org:80/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eih&AN=117597608&site=ehost-live. Accessed 9 Nov. 2017
This is an article in an educational and professional journal. It is written by Megan E. McLauglin, Assistant of Town Planner in Old Orchard Beach, Marine, and John M. Halstead, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at University of New Hampshire. This research is part of Megan’s graduate study. Because of the authors’ credentials and the fact that the article is published in a scholarly journal, it seems credible and reliable. It was published in August 2016. The article in the professional journal may provide research material about where garbage comes from and how other societies have so much less garbage.

Reynard Loki. And AlterNet. “America Produces a Shocking Amount of Garbage: Find out Where Your State Ranks—and What You Can Do About It.” AlterNet. 14, Jul. 2016. https://www.alternet.org/environment/garbage-america-state-rankings-and-tips-reduce-waste. Accessed 9 Nov. 2017.This is an award-winning news magazine and a project of the non-profit Independent Media Institute site on the topics of worldwide issues including environment. Regarding the topic of America produces a shocking amount of garbage, there are a variety of research data of trash. The layout of the site is uncluttered. Powerful search function makes the site useful and convenient. No spelling or grammatical errors were found. All articles appear to be credible and objective. There were no dead links found. There is an address provided along with links for Comments and Questions. It was written in 14 July 2016. The articles in the magazine may provide research data about where garbage comes from and what kind of garbage is created by households.

US EPA. “Reducing Waste: What You Can Do.” Epa. Mar. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-waste-what-you-can-do#Tips for Home. Accessed 9 Nov. 2017
This is a government site on the topics of environmental protection. The links on the top side
lead readers to different environmental topics including waste. Some of data and charts have been quoted in lots of other articles about environment issue. It provides links to other environmental-protection-related websites. The source is credible, reliable, and objective. There were no pop up ads or advertisements. There is a Contact Us option with an address, e-mail, and phone number. The material in this website may provide the detailed numbers about what kind of garbage is created by households and what individuals can do differently and effectively to reduce the amount of garbage at home while still having high standard of living.

Yang, Hai-Lan and Robert Innes. “Economic Incentives and Residential Waste Management in Taiwan: An Empirical Investigation.” Environmental & Resource Economics, vol. 37, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 489-519. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s10640-006-9040-0. Accessed 9 Nov. 2017
This is a scholarly journal article with graphs and tables. It is written by Yang, Hai-Lan, Department of Economics, 260 Heady Hall, Iowa State University, and Robert Innes, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona. Yang, Hai-Lan and Robert Innes appear knowledgeable about residential waste management. This article seems reliable and objective. It was written in September 2006. The articles in the scholarly journal may provide research data about what kind of garbage is created by households and what individuals can do differently and effectively to reduce the amount of garbage at home while still having high standard of living.