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scavenger

1. any animal that feeds on decaying organic matter, esp on refuse
2. a substance added to a chemical reaction or mixture to counteract the effect of impurities

scavenger

[′skav·ən·jər]
(chemistry)
A substance added to a mixture or other system to remove or inactivate impurities. Also known as getter.
(ecology)
An organism that feeds on carrion, refuse, and similar matter.
(metallurgy)
A reactive metal added to a molten metal to combine with and remove dissolved gases.
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He said that weight of the waste could reduce due to collecting the useful items included plastic, clothes from the containers by private scavengers.
Additionally, Geniosil XL 70 has a much higher flash point than conventional water scavengers, which is 96[degrees]C as per ISO 3679.
During The Hunt, the authors will offer up their own exclusive material, sneak peeks, contests, and giveaways at their individual stops on The Hunt, giving all scavengers multiple chances to win bonus prizes.
scavengers will gather at Loantaka Brook Reservation's Kitchell Pond Pavilion (Morris Township) where they will be treated to a free picnic barbeque and will be able to exchange the tokens they collect for an opportunity to win one of several top-notch prizes.
The report exposed how an army of scavengers have been recruited by unauthorised scrap traders to scour a Dubai landfill, near the Sharjah border, for metal, plastic and paper worth a fortune to recyclers.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik announced this while addressing the recently held meetings on rehabilitation of manual scavengers.
The first respondent represented the stakeholders involved in waste management, and the second respondent represented the scavengers in landfill.
The anti-scavenging programme also includes setting up cautionary stickers on all the municipality waste collection bins, warning scavengers in six languages that 'taking items from these bins is strictly prohibited'.
So a Scavenger Hunt at Calderstones Park this Sunday could be just the thing to test their skills and detective abilities.
Bhajakkanavar maintained the municipality did not employ any manual scavengers.
Thus, for scavengers whose home range contains a high density of windowed structures, it may be energetically rewarding to forage closer to buildings during peak bird migration to take advantage of a seasonal influx of larger prey items.
Central to the recycling effort in which Chinese industry is playing such a strong role, but which also includes other emerging countries such as India and Brazil, and countries in the West, is the use of scavengers or waste pickers.