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Chapter 24 Solid and Hazardous Waste. Chapter Overview Questions  What is solid waste and how much do we produce?  How can we produce less solid waste?

and burning of wastes. b. Yes. Consumer source separation saves money and makes consumers more conscientious. b. Yes. Consumer source separation saves money and makes consumers more conscientious. RECYCLING  Composting biodegradable organic waste mimics nature by recycling plant nutrients to the soil.  Recycling paper has a number of environmental (reduction in pollution and deforestation, less energy expenditure) and economic benefits and is easy to do. RECYCLINGRecycling many plastics is/


Recycling I. Bocskay Walden University PUBH-8165-1 Environmental Health Dr. Shana Morrell Spring, 2009.

household trash includes papers, glasses, plastics, furniture or small electrical equipment, and etc. In 2007, 254 million tons of trash has been generated in the United States; 85 million tons of trash were recycled and composed Each individual generates 4.6 pounds trash per day and only 1.5 pounds of waste recycled or composed (EPA, 2007) EPA. (2007). Municipal solid waste generation, recycling, and disposal in the United/


Types of Recycling. Paper Recycling  Office paper  Newspapers  magazines with glossy pages  plastic-lined paper drink cartons (food stained paper.

Types of Recycling Paper Recycling  Office paper  Newspapers  magazines with glossy pages  plastic-lined paper drink cartons (food stained paper tissues/ napkins)  cardboard Plastics Recycling  ­All plastics have a number ranging 1- 7 inside a triangle to categorize them from easy plastics to hard plastics.  Easy plastics are numbers 1 and 2, like soda and water bottles, milk bottles, bleach and detergent bottles.  Less commonly recycled plastics are numbers 3 to 6, like/


Sort it Out: Recycling in NYC Secondary Ed www.grownyc.org/rcp.

discarded things to make new ones Understanding Sustainability Over 90% of school waste is recyclable or compostable Sort it Out, NYC! Understanding Sustainability Thank You xxx Why Recycle? Plastic Steel Paper Aluminum Are these made from renewable resources? Understanding Sustainability Than k you Recycling Reduces Greenhouse Gases Recycled Plastic 1 ton of recycled plastic saves 16.3 barrels of oil - Stanford University, 2013 Recycled aluminum Uses 95% less energy than raw bauxite aluminum/


Solid Waste Disposal & the 3R’s. Big Ideas Problem: We live in a single use, throw-away society that encourages the consumption There is no “away” – Trash.

fewer resources  50% of aluminum recycled in US  World avg = 70%  Recycled aluminum uses 90% fewer resources (3) Recycle Plastic Recycling Recycling some plastics is chemically and economically difficult to recycle. Plastics are often recycled into other forms of plastic and those plastics are often not recyclable. Many plastics can be hard to isolate from other wastes. Recovering individual plastic resins doesn’t yield much material. The cost of virgin plastic resins is lower than recycled resins due to/


Chapter 19 Waste. What is solid waste.. Where does your trash go when you throw it away? Where does your trash go when you throw it away? Where are our.

to separate the three components single-serve drink boxes are made of foil, cardboard, and plastic – hard to recycle because there is no easy way to separate the three components -most of our waste could be recycled if such products were no longer mad and if all drinks came in recyclable containers -most of our waste could be recycled if such products were no longer mad and if all drinks/


California Integrated Waste Management Board 1 Update And Request For Direction On The Determination Of The Co- Mingled Recycling Rate For The At-Store.

Non-Regulated Shopping Bags More than Triples Time To Sort Most “Other Plastic” Bags Were Not From Customer Drop-Offs California Integrated Waste Management Board 8 Plastic Carryout Bag Recycling Rate Stakeholder Expectations Stores are the Infrastructure for Customer Recycling of Plastic Carryout Bags and Non- Regulated Shopping Bags Stores Should Receive Credit For Their Recycling of Bags Co-mingled Rate Would Reduce Costs to Track and Report Carryout/


Solid and Hazardous Waste Chapter 21. Core Case Study: E-waste—An Exploding Problem (1)  Electronic waste, e-waste: fastest growing solid waste problem.

There Are Two Types of Recycling (1)  Primary, closed-loop recycling  Secondary recycling  Types of wastes that can be recycled Preconsumer: internal waste Postconsumer: external waste There Are Two Types of Recycling (2)  Do items actually get recycled?  What are the numbers?  Will the consumer buy recycled goods?  US recycles 25% of MSW was 6.4% in 1960  60% steel 56 % aluminum cans  56 % paper/cardboard 36 % tires 22 % glass  5 % plastic We Can Mix or/


© 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. CHAPTER 21 Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery.

processes 1 ton of waste eliminates 620 lbs of CO 2, 30 lbs of methane, 5 lbs of CO, 2.5 lbs of particulates © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. What gets recycled? Paper (47%): paper, cardboard, insulation, or is composted Glass (28%): new containers, fiberglass or used in highway construction (glassphalt) Plastic (12%): carpet, clothes, irrigation drainage tiles, building materials, sheet plastic Metals: recycling aluminum (39%) saves 90% of the energy to/


Solid and Hazardous Waste Chapter 21. Core Case Study: E-waste—An Exploding Problem (1)  Electronic waste, e-waste: fastest growing solid waste problem.

chemicals with H 2 O 2 or O 2 Case Study: Recycling Plastics (1)  Plastics: composed of resins  Most containers discarded: 4% recycled  Litter: beaches, water Significance? Case Study: Recycling Plastics (2)  Low plastic recycling rate Hard to isolate one type of plastic Low yields of plastic Cheaper to make it new Discarded Solid Waste Litters Beaches Individuals Matter: Mike Biddle’s Contribution to Recycling Plastics  Mike Biddle and Trip Allen: MBA Polymers, Inc.  Leaders in/


Solid Waste Management - Road Ahead and Opportunities for the Corporates Dr. Shyamala Mani Professor NIUA.

in making products from waste Recycled handicraft products Roads of plastics vs Plastic Roads Waste Tyres to Oil Waste Plastics to Oil CSIR-IIP technology for waste plastics to Diesel Educating about Plastics Sustained Behavioral Change Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling Plant Process FlowchartCoverage of Shastri Park Plant Equipment for C&D Waste Recycling Shastri Park C&D Plant Products from C&D waste recycling Separation of Brick aggregates Common waste treatment facility Old dumpsitesCapping/


Chapter 22 Solid and Hazardous Waste. Chapter Overview Questions  What is solid waste and how much do we produce?  How can we produce less solid waste?

and burning of wastes. b. Yes. Consumer source separation saves money and makes consumers more conscientious. b. Yes. Consumer source separation saves money and makes consumers more conscientious. RECYCLING  Composting biodegradable organic waste mimics nature by recycling plant nutrients to the soil.  Recycling paper has a number of environmental (reduction in pollution and deforestation, less energy expenditure) and economic benefits and is easy to do. RECYCLINGRecycling many plastics is/


Agricultural Plastics Recycling North Carolina NC Nurserymen & Landscape Association NC Dept Agriculture and Consumer Services NC Division of Environmental.

Markets 6. Outreach Flyers, Write articles, Rack cards, Website, Facebook. 6. Outreach Flyers, Write articles, Rack cards, Website, Facebook. 7. Tackle more difficult plastics Funding: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Project: Agricultural Plastics Recycling Contact: Terry Albrecht Waste Reduction Partners, Land of Sky Regional Council 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140 Asheville, NC 28806 828-251-6622 Grant Amount: $40,000 Summary: The project will/


Solid and Hazardous Waste. 2 Women and Waste are inseparable Women generate most of the kitchen wastes and dispose of waste from homes. Women bear the.

–Refillable soft drink bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic Paper, plastic, or reusable cloth bags –Pros –Cons Energy Consumption Involved with Using Different Types of 350 ml Containers What Can You Do? Reuse There Are Two Types of Recycling (1) Primary, closed-loop recycling Secondary recycling Types of wastes that can be recycled –Preconsumer: internal waste –Postconsumer: external waste There Are Two Types of Recycling (2) Do items actually get recycled? What are the numbers/


Waste and Recycling Notes Waste Disposal

recycled into plastic lumber, cassette tape boxes, and flowerpots. #7 - Other A mixture of various plastics, like squeeze ketchup bottles & “microwaveable” dishes. Nuclear Waste The safe disposal of radioactive wastes is the problem. Radioactive wastes must be stored in an isolated area where they can’t contaminate the environment. It must have geological stability and little or no water flowing nearby. Texas Production of Waste The TNRCC oversees the municipal waste/


Solid and Hazardous Waste

paper Currently U.S. recycles 49% of waste paper Making paper has big enviro impact How plastics are made Recycling plastic is difficult chemically and economically 10% in U.S. recycled Different resins Low cost of oil Biodegradable plastics (bioplatics) offer hope Types of Plastic Economics of Recycling Paper, aluminum, steel are easy to recycle and make easy economic sense CRITICS: 1) plenty of landfill space, 2) Glass and plastic expensive to recycle Employs 1.1 million/


Plastic Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011

which has not been subjected to use earlier and has not been blended with scrap or waste Waste management means the scientific reduction, re-use, recovery, recycling, composting or disposal of plastic waste Waste pickers mean individual or groups of individuals engaged in the collection of plastic waste. 1999 Rules 1999 Rules as amended in 2003 2011 Rules as amended up to 2.7.2011 No vendor shall use carry bags/


Plastics Carry Bags Benefits, Issues, Realities & Solutions

vans and secured segregation area free of cost There is wealth in Waste CONVENTIONAL RECYCLING CONVENTIONAL RECYCLING CONVENTIONAL RECYCLING NON-CONVENTIONAL RECYCLING AND RECOVERY Co-processing in Cement Kilns / Energy Recovery Conversion to Fuel Construction of Asphalt Road Conversion to Basic Chemical FUEL FROM WASTE PLASTICS Invention by Indian Scientist Dr. Alka Zadgaonkar Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur SCIENTIFIC SOLUTION TO PLASTICS WASTE DISPOSAL WITH RECOVERY OF ENERGY ACC Plant at Kymore/


Solid and Hazardous Waste

reusable sponges and washable cloth napkins, dishtowels, and handkerchiefs instead of throwaway paper ones. Fig. 17-7, p. 395 Recycling What can be recycled? Primary (closed-loop) recycling Secondary (downcycling) recycling Preconsumer (internal) waste Postconsumer (external) waste Composting Materials-recovery facility (MRF) Source separation Pay-as-you-throw (PAUT) Problems with recycling plastics Tradeoffs of Recycling Advantages Disadvantages Reduces air and water pollution Saves energy Reduces mineral/


Solid and Hazardous Waste

on items that can be used over and over. Repurpose: use something for another purpose instead of throwing it away. Recycle: paper, glass, cans, plastics…and buy items made from recycled materials. What Can You Do? Solid Waste • Follow the five Rs of resource use: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. • Ask yourself whether you really need a particular item. • Rent, borrow, or barter goods and services/


Solid and Hazardous Waste

materials. To promote separation of wastes, 4,000 communities in the U.S. have implemented pay-as-you-throw or fee-per-bag waste collection systems. RECYCLING Composting biodegradable organic waste mimics nature by recycling plant nutrients to the soil. Recycling paper has a number of environmental (reduction in pollution and deforestation, less energy expenditure) and economic benefits and is easy to do. RECYCLING Recycling many plastics is chemically and economically/


Chapter 17: Solid and Hazardous Waste

Makes sense for paper, aluminum, paper, & steel Not for glass and most plastics Net economic, health, & environmental benefits of recycling far outweigh the costs Single-pickup system: collects both materials to be recycled vs. expensive dual-system Pay-as-you-throw: SF uses this, recycles ½ of waste Encouraging Reuse and Recycling Four factors hinder reuse & recycling Market $ of a product does not reflect harmful environment costs Uneven playing field- Most/


Laboratory Recycling Training Sustainability Program This training complies with US EPA, SC DHEC, OSHA, DOT regulations, MUSC policies, and JCAHO standards.

pose a significant risk to human health and the environment if not handled correctly Must complete Hazardous Waste Training – CATTS Risk Management will determine eligibility Review hazardous waste storage Recycle only clean, uncontaminated lab related plastic, glass and metal containers Recycle paper and e-waste for confidentiality Other recyclable items Purpose of Training Most labs are considered to be satellite accumulation areas. In order for a lab to/


Chapter 12: Waste “Nothing can be forgotten, only left behind.”

animal feedlots and municipal sewage sludge. If all biodegradable wastes were composted, the amount of solid waste going to landfills could be reduced. Changing the Materials we Use Much waste could be eliminated by changing the materials used to package products Ex: drink boxes are make of a combination of foil, cardboard and plastic and are hard to recycle because there is no good way to separate the/


Solid and Hazardous Waste Chapter 21. Core Case Study: E-waste—An Exploding Problem (1)  Electronic waste, e-waste: fastest growing solid waste problem.

Refillable soft drink bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic  Paper, plastic, or reusable cloth bags Pros Cons Energy Consumption Involved with Using Different Types of 350 ml Containers What Can You Do? Reuse There Are Two Types of Recycling (1)  Primary, closed-loop recycling  Secondary recycling  Types of wastes that can be recycled Preconsumer: internal waste Postconsumer: external waste There Are Two Types of Recycling (2)  Do items actually get recycled?  What are the numbers/


Waste and Recycling Notes Waste Disposal

recycled into plastic lumber, cassette tape boxes, and flowerpots. #7 - Other A mixture of various plastics, like squeeze ketchup bottles & “microwaveable” dishes. Nuclear Waste The safe disposal of radioactive wastes is the problem. Radioactive wastes must be stored in an isolated area where they can’t contaminate the environment. It must have geological stability and little or no water flowing nearby. Texas Production of Waste The TNRCC oversees the municipal waste/


17 TH MILLER/SPOOLMAN LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT Chapter 21 Solid and Hazardous Waste.

landfill amounts Paper, plastic, or reusable cloth bags Pros Cons What Can You Do? Reuse Fig. 21-9, p. 565 There Are Two Types of Recycling (1) Primary, closed-loop recycling Materials recycled into same type: aluminum cans Secondary recycling Materials converted to other products: tires Types of wastes that can be recycled Preconsumer: internal waste Postconsumer: external waste There Are Two Types of Recycling (2) Do items actually get recycled? What are the/


Solid and Hazardous wastes

waste, green waste, paper TYPES OF SOLID WASTES Recyclable material: paper, glass, bottles, cans, metals, certain plastics, fabrics, clothes, batteries etc. TYPES OF SOLID WASTES Inert waste: construction and demolition waste, dirt, rocks, debris. TYPES OF SOLID WASTES Electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) - electrical appliances, TVs, computers, screens, etc. TYPES OF SOLID WASTES Composite wastes: waste clothing, Tetra Packs, waste plastics such as toys. TYPES OF SOLID WASTES Hazardous waste including/


REPORTING YOUR RECYCLING RATE INFORMATION 2014 Training.

is not eligible for the recycling calculation Waste Plastics Any waste plastics collected from residential generation Any waste plastics collected from commercial generation Any waste plastics collected from institutional generation Any waste plastics collected from administrative non-production areas of industrial operations Any waste plastics collected from shipping receiving departments Any waste plastics collected from administrative office areas Any waste plastics collected from cafeteria/food service/


Solid Waste and Recycling

and object rather than discarding it. Example: refill plastic drink bottles with water instead of buying a new one. Recycle refers to reclaiming raw materials to create new products. One way to reduce the amount of solid waste is to start a compost pile. Composting is the process of helping the natural decomposition process break down many forms of waste. Interesting Facts The average person produces about 2/


Zero Waste Think Tank Mixed Plastics A joint presentation by WRAP, SWAG & Remade.

, mechanical treatment of waste and MSW type Packaging, ELV, WEEE and MSW both have assisted targets and drivers for recovery. Not a broad range of companies accepting plastics outwith MSW service providers. Who processes municipal plastic collections? Final Markets Over 75% of plastics exported - 74% to China JFC Plastics (bottles to pipes) 4 or 5 new plants in planning Challenge to divert exported bottles to local Recycling Facilities  Around/


RECYCLING OF PLASTICS HOW DO WE PROGRESS? Per Haakonsen, PolymerTrade AS The Waste Management Days 05.06.2013.

RECYCLING OF PLASTICS HOW DO WE PROGRESS? Per Haakonsen, PolymerTrade AS The Waste Management Days 05.06.2013 CHANGES ARE COMING Today minimum half of the collected plastic waste is exported to Asia The EU wants to become independent of Asia-export of waste before 2020! => less export in containers to Asia, cheaper transportation of plastics within Europe At the same time the EU wants more plastics to be material-recovered instead of energy- recovered/


Burn ‘Em All Or Sort ‘Em Out: Recycle vs. Incineration Heidi Beutel Tarsha Brown Reginald Jacques Howard West Deborah Wierzchowski April 11, 2000.

n Heat from furnace is transferred to water pipes n Heated water is sent through steam producing system Advantages of Incineration l Waste Reduction Ý plastics completely discarded l Resource Conservation Ý Energy produced used for energy needs Advantages of Recycling l Waste Reduction Ý reuse of plastic waste l Resource Conservation Ý use of raw materials reduced Conclusions l Recycling Ýsave money Ýuse less raw materials Ýno environmental emissions compared to incineration Ýincineration - ash/


Recycling Generation from Alcohol Consumption Elizabeth Hart Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin Abstract A significant portion of waste on the Beloit College.

is the most environmentally unfriendly alcoholic drink because approximately 216 grams (g) of glass are used for each standard drink. The most environmentally friendly alcoholic drink from the perspective of waste generated per standard drink is hard liquor from a plastic bottle, as 2.28 g of plastic are used. The amounts of energy consumed to recycle alcohol containers is presented. Keeping these issues in mind, we will/


Page 1 www.nanosresearch.com City of Ottawa – Residential Waste Diversion Focus Group Report November 2010.

be good to know how the building itself was doing in managing its waste and recycling, as results could provide an incentive to participate. More information about what can be recycled was seen necessary. Plastics were consistently mentioned as a source of confusion when sorting recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Information could come through a variety of ways (such as media coverage) but many felt that visual mediums were/


Solid & Liquid Waste Management (SLWM)

plot. Cattle dung drying plot Bone drying plot. Citric Fruits peals drying plot. Black plastic cover drying plot. SLWM Liquid Waste Management (LWM – Duck Concept) Integrated and Sustainable Solid & Liquid Waste Management - Vellore Model (Interlinking & interconnecting web Method) Liquid Waste Management (LWM – Duck Concept) Plastic covers & other items washing Food waste collection. Egg shell washing Citric fruits peals washing Barrels washing unit Fodder cultivation Nursery Development/


Chapter 21 Solid and Hazardous Waste

and incineration. Question: What happens to the solid waste you produce? Food/yard waste Hazardous waste Remaining mixed waste Plastic Glass Metal Paper To manufacturers for reuse or for recycling Hazardous waste management Compost Landfill Incinerator Fertilizer Fig. 21-6, p. 562 Integrated Waste Management: Priorities for Dealing with Solid Waste Figure 21.7: Integrated waste management: The U.S. National Academy of Sciences suggests these priorities for dealing with solid/


Copyright 2004 Joseph Greene All Rights Reserved1 Environmental Aspects of Plastics Professor Joe Greene CSU, CHICO.

import waste plastic from Europe. – [i] D. N. Smith, et. al., “A Survey of schemes in the United Kingdom collecting plastic bottles for recycling.”, Resources Conservation and Recycling 25 (1999) 17-34 [i] Copyright 2004 Joseph Greene All Rights Reserved8 Recycling in U.S. Recycling in the U.S. –Most of the recycled materials are either PET or HDPE (1) account for approximately 95% of all recycled materials. The other types of recycled plastics are/


Recycling 101 Stephanie Mills and Bianca Cassouto.

, aluminum - NO - remove food residue to recycle ●Cardboard lined with plastic - YES - new initiatives now allow these types of products to be recycled with regular curbside recycling ●Light bulbs/fluorescent - Not in curbside, only at Hillsborough County drop-off recycling facilities ●Mirror/window glass - NO - too thick to be processed with recyclable glass ●Ceramics - NO ●Plastic utensils - NO - made of different types of plastics ●Styrofoam - Not in curbside, only at certain/


WASTE Finz 2012. The Generation of Waste Solid waste is any discarded solid material, such as garbage, refuse, or sludge. Solid waste includes everything.

We Use Simply changing the materials we use could eliminate much of the solid waste we produce. Recycling other common household products into new, useable products could also help eliminate solid waste. For example, plastic beverage containers can be recycled to make nonfood containers, insulation, carpet yarn, textiles, fiberfill, and more. Degradable Plastics Photodegradable plastic, unlike nonbiodegradable plastics, is made to become weak and brittle when left in the/


Plastic recycling 2 types of plastic recycling ◦ Post industrial waste recycling ◦ Post consumer waste recycling Plastics Latinne-Neyens NV.

Plastic recycling 2 types of plastic recycling ◦ Post industrial waste recycling ◦ Post consumer waste recycling Plastics Latinne-Neyens NV Post industrial waste recycling = recycling of waste of companies that produce plastic products for example waste of producers of shopping bags, household items, baby diapers …. Plastics Latinne-Neyens NV Post industrial waste recycling Advantages homogeneous input = homogeneous output Qualities can be searched for in function of end- products/clients Quantity can be /


Waste Assessment Training for Businesses Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin Scott Pasternak, SAIC Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Seth Cunningham,

$100-$250 per ton Plastic #1 (PET) $400-$600 per ton Plastic #2 (HDPE) $500-$700 per ton SAIC.com © SAIC. All rights reserved. LEED Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM) Requirements Waste assessments can be conducted to receive points toward LEED-EBOM Requirements of a waste assessment include: – Both landfill trash and recycle waste stream – Create a waste assessment worksheet to identify waste categories that reflect the material/


Health Consequences of Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice

avg. 32 lbs. of waste Garbage American produce 4.5 lbs/d garbage 1,680 lbs/person/yr Only 1.5 lbs recycled Newer estimate is 7.1 lbs/d In a lifetime, the average American generates 102 tons of trash U.S. Garbage Composition Paper and Paperboard - 34% Average American receives 41 lbs of junk mail per year Yard Waste - 13% Food Waste - 12% Plastics - 12% Metals/


Recycling. Every day we damp a lot of domestic, industrial & agricultural wastes. Some of the materials in the rubbish will decay: this include the left-over.

Hong Kong. This represented about 58% of the waste paper generated (dry weight). The fact of plastic recycling The recycling of plastic waste is limited to clean scraps and rejects from manufacturing sources. Though domestic recovery of plastic bottles has increased significantly since the introduction of the waste separation bins in housing estates and public places, there is still limited reprocessing of post-consumer plastic such as plastic bottles and plastic bags due to many practical constraints/


CHAPTER 8 PLASTICS RECYCLING AND BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS This chapter begins with an overview of municipal solid waste and the contribution that plastics.

, product residue, un- wanted variety of plastic, or other material), recycling rates calculated using these two methods can differ substantially. Environmental Benefits of Recycling and Use of Biodegradable Plastics An obvious benefit of recycling and use of biodegradable plastics is that both reduce the requirement for landfill or incineration of waste materials. Items that are recycled are, by definition, diverted from the waste stream. Biodegradable plastics can be managed by composting, generally/


DEGRADABLE PLASTIC. 2003 PLASTIC BAG REGULATIONS  REDUCE  RE-USE  RECYCLE  THREE INTERVENTIONS  CHARGING & LEVY  THICKNESS - 24 MICRON  TYPE OF.

.  The only retail plastic bag manufacturer which recycles post consumer waste.  Processes over 1 800 000 kilograms of post consumer polyethylene waste per month.  Largest post consumer polyethylene recycler in South Africa.  The only retail plastic bag manufacturer which recycles post consumer waste.  Processes over 1 800 000 kilograms of post consumer polyethylene waste per month. PCA RECYCLING FACT SHEET 10 FACTS ABOUT PLASTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW 1.Plastics are one of the most resource/


CH. 17 & 21 Waste and Recycling Waste Disposal. Case Study: Love Canal — There Is No “Away” Between 1842-1953, Hooker Chemical sealed multiple chemical.

(Polystyrene) PS is found in disposable hot cups, packaging materials (peanuts), & meat trays. PS can be recycled into plastic lumber, cassette tape boxes, and flowerpots. #7 - Other A mixture of various plastics, like squeeze ketchup bottles & “microwaveable” dishes. Nuclear Waste The safe disposal of radioactive wastes is the problem. Radioactive wastes must be stored in an isolated area where they can’t contaminate the environment. It must have/


WASTE MANAGEMENT Think about your waste disposal from today. What items have you thrown away?

SOLID WASTE CHEMICAL/HAZARDOUS WASTE Two Types of Waste SOLID WASTE Any discarded solid material Cars, paper, food scraps, computers, plastic, cardboard Amount has doubled since 1960’s Mining and manufacturing makes up 70% of solid waste CHEMICAL/HAZARDOUS WASTE Any waste that is a risk to the health of humans or other living things Examples: Paints, fertilizers, pesticides, varnishes, cleaners Where does all of this waste go once we dispose of it? LANDFILL RECYCLED/


Waste and Recycling Notes. WASTING RESOURCES Solid waste: any unwanted or discarded material we produce that is not a liquid or gas. Municipal solid waste.

. PS can be recycled into plastic lumber, DVD cases, and flowerpots. #7 - Other A mixture of various plastics, like squeeze ketchup bottles & microwaveable dishes. Nuclear Waste The safe disposal of radioactive wastes is the problem. Radioactive wastes must be stored in an isolated area where they can’t contaminate the environment. It must have geological stability and little or no water flowing nearby. Texas Production of Waste The TNRCC oversees/


Waste Management (Chapter 29). Chapter Overview Questions  What is solid waste and how much do we produce?  How can we produce less solid waste?  What.

systems. To promote separation of wastes, 4,000 communities in the U.S. have implemented pay- as-you-throw or fee-per-bag waste collection systems. RECYCLING  Composting biodegradable organic waste mimics nature by recycling plant nutrients to the soil.  Recycling paper has a number of environmental (reduction in pollution and deforestation, less energy expenditure) and economic benefits and is easy to do. RECYCLINGRecycling many plastics is chemically and economically/


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