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Busch Systems Glossary Terms


What is the difference between direct and indirect emissions?

Direct and indirect emissions are classifications for carbon emissions. Direct emissions that are created by an individual; these emissions are controllable and connect a person to their influence...


What is the difference between Diversion Rate and Recycling Rate?

Diversion and Recycling rates are ways of measuring waste disposal. A diversion rate is a calculation explaining the amount of waste that is diverted away from landfills. The diversion rate consi...


What is Demand-side Waste Management?

Demand-side waste management is consumers moving companies to create products that produce less waste and are made from recyclable or recycled. In this situation, consumers use their purchasing po...


What are Data Points?

In statistics, a data point (or observation) is a set of one or more measurements on a single member of a statistical population.

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What is Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)?

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, also known as DDT, is a synthetic pesticide that was once widely used to combat insects until it was found in the 1970s to be harmful to fish and water supplies. Si...


What is DEET?

N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, also known as DEET, is a chemical ingredient used in insect repellent products. This chemical deters insects such as mosquitoes, black flies, and fleas, preventing the ...


What is Deforestation?

Deforestation is the large-scale removal of trees in the forests. Trees are usually removed to make way for agriculture, roads, and urban development. Deforesta...


What is Downcycling?

Downcycling is the process where unused products are used to produce new items of lesser quality. While some items can repeatedly be reproduced, some materials slowly breakdown with each time they ...


What are Deskside Recycling & Waste Bins?

As stated in the name, Deskside Bins are containers that are designated for personal use at someone’s deskside. Although deskside is the operative keyword, this also stands for u...


What is a Division?

Divisions are a further breakdown of each location, they separate locations into smaller areas. Within a division, there can be multiple diff...


What is a Diversion Rate?

Diversion Rate expresses how much material is diverted from the landfill, usually expressed as a percentage.

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