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Textbook Problem

For each of the following actions, state one or more of the three scientific principles of sustainability that are involved: (a) recycling aluminum cans; (b) using a rake instead of a leaf blower; (c) walking or bicycling to class instead of driving; (d) taking your own reusable bags to a store to carry your purchases home; and (e) volunteering to help restore a prairie or other degraded ecosystem.

To determine

The scientific principle of sustainability that is involved with each of the given sets of actions.

Explanation

The three scientific principles of sustainability are solar energy, biodiversity, and chemical cycling.

(a) Recycling aluminum cans:

For recycling aluminum cans, the chemical recycling principle of sustainability is involved.

(b) Using a rake instead of a leaf blower:

For this, two scientific principles of sustainability are involved, which are as follows:

(i) By using the renewable sources of energy and not relying on the non-renewable sources of energy, the power is getting saved.

(ii) The use of rake also involves mixing a little bit of the topsoil which helps in mixing the nutrients and thus, in chemical recycling...

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