Waste Management Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What percentage of solid municipal waste in the United States could be eliminated by the use of integrated waste management?

Question 2 2. Jones Oil Company recently hired an outside consultant to examine their use of harmful chemicals in their process. They are hoping to reduce the amount they use. This is an application of _____ of integrated waste management.

Question 3 3. Which of the three priorities for integrated waste management deals with the actions of individuals and small businesses?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of industrial waste?

Question 5 5. How is the creation of municipal solid waste different from that of non-municipal solid waste?

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Question 6 6. Select the appropriate definition of solid waste.

Question 7 7. What is the average thickness of the plastic liner inside of sanitary landfills?

Question 8 8. Before 1935, which method of waste disposal was most common?

Question 9 9. Where is the famous Fresh Kills Landfill located?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of hazardous waste?

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Question 11 11. What distinguishes dioxins from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)?

Question 12 12. In the United States, how many pounds of hazardous waste are found in the average household?

Question 13 13. Why are perennial weeds not recommended to add during composting?

Question 14 14. Which type of compost system utilizes the technique of windrows?

Question 15 15. Select the item that should NOT be placed in a compost container.

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Question 16 16. In terms of the hierarchy, what is the order of the three Rs?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an action that individuals can take to reduce the overall amount of solid waste they produce?

Question 18 18. Matthew purchases a new computer and television. Which of the following is a way for him to recycle his outdated computer and television?

Question 19 19. Identify an issue that is NOT concerned with mass burn incinerators.

Question 20 20. Select the appropriate definition of a mass burn incinerator.

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Question 21 21. Which type of ash is created directly from the burned waste?

Question 22 22. How does green chemistry support the goals of source reduction?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is the appropriate definition of green chemistry?

Question 24 24. In which phases, of the life cycle of a chemical, is green chemistry involved?

Question 25 25. Why has more pressure been put on taxpayers when it comes to cleaning up contaminated sites?

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Question 26 26. Upon the creation of the Superfund Act, who was held responsible for the cleaning of the contaminated site?

Question 27 27. What is the appropriate definition of hazardous waste?

Question 28 28. What is the appropriate definition for integrated waste management?

Question 29 29. Livestock excrement is an example of _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a component of the sanitary landfill system that is NOT directly involved in helping prevent leakage?

Waste Management Chapter Exam Instructions

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