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Interested in recycling/environment -- What major?

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  1. Aug 21, 2015 #1
    Hi! So I am very interested in the process/efficiency of recycling, and I am also interested in using recycling to get waste out of our oceans and land. I have a dream to recycle ocean waste and use it in a business of some sort. Would mechanical engineering be a suitable major for me? What about environmental engineering? Or plain chemistry? Or something else? Thanks!
     
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    Mechanical or chemical engineering.
    First thing you'll learn as an engineer is that materials handling is expensive; "cleaning" air, oceans, and land involves more materials handling than anyone has ever imagined.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2015 #3
    This is too broad. Every field can be done both green and dirty.
     
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