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raft

(raft),
Object or substance that provides floatation to another.

raft

A liquid phase of a cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that carries specific chemicals across the membrane into the cell.

lipid raft

A tiny cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that helps selected molecules enter the cytoplasm.
Synonym: lipid domain
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Another way for property managers to establish e-cycling at their properties is to use the help provided by support organizations.
There are many good reasons to begin e-cycling and there is a wide array of support resources available to anyone interested in e-cycling.
For more information on e-cycling, local regulations, and state recycling programs, visit the EPA's e-cycling webpage at www.
This year, we have seen a 48 percent increase in e-cycling searches in our Recycling Directory," says Corey Lambrecht, president of Earth911.
To address this clear demand, Earth911 will work as the Official Green Media Partner of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) (Booth 25903) to provide coverage of sustainable innovations in technology and e-cycling, as well as expert knowledge and resources to CES through video and editorial contribution.
The steady rise in companies seeing the need to 'go green' in a fiscally prudent manner led to a renewed look at e-cycling and an increased demand for our services," said William Rockett, Vice President, M&K Recovery Group.
E-cycling initiatives are becoming evermore present at the federal and state levels with 17 states adopting legislation regarding the recycling of electronic equipment.
In addition to our core e-cycling capabilities, our facility offers data destruction services that carry the same guarantee as our recycling program: that all materials will be processed in an environmentally sound manner, with the additional assurance of complete data safety," said David Golla, Operations Manager, M&K Recovery Group, Austin.
In addition to e-cycling and hard drive destruction, M&K's core competencies include a chemical refining method of recovering gold, silver, and platinum group metals from encapsulated and clad materials.
With more than 3,000 landfills already existing in the United States, the need for electronics recycling - or e-cycling - is more critical today than ever.