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Ch 26: AP Environmental Science - Solid and Hazardous Waste: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Solid and Hazardous Waste chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about waste management. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving solid and hazardous waste required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the solid and hazardous waste concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about solid and hazardous waste and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding composting, green chemistry, integrated waste management or any other solid and hazardous waste topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their solid and hazardous waste unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about solid and hazardous waste simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live environmental science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about solid and hazardous waste on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast municipal and non-municipal solid waste.
  • Discuss issues associated with sanitary landfills.
  • Understand how mass burn incinerators work.
  • Provide examples of composting.
  • Take a look at examples of integrated waste management.
  • List different types of hazardous waste.
  • Explain how green chemistry relates to source reduction.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: AP Environmental Science - Solid and Hazardous Waste: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Solid Waste: Municipal Vs. Non-Municipal

1. Types of Solid Waste: Municipal Vs. Non-Municipal

Waste comes in many different forms. This lesson explores municipal and non-municipal waste, the two main types of solid waste. We'll also delve into who creates waste and the amount of waste disposed of each year.

Sanitary Landfills: Definition and Issues

2. Sanitary Landfills: Definition and Issues

In this lesson, we will explore where trash goes when it is disposed of. We will also investigate the characteristics and issues associated with sanitary landfills.

Mass Burn Incinerators: Definition and Issues

3. Mass Burn Incinerators: Definition and Issues

In this lesson, we will explore the process of using extreme heat to dispose of waste. We will also investigate the issues associated with this method of waste management.

What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples

4. What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the unique method of waste disposal where items are encouraged to rot. We will investigate the composting process, the benefits of composting, and examples of different types.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

5. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.

What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

6. What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

There are many ways to deal with waste. In this lesson we will explore the integrated waste management system that combines many strategies. We will also discuss how you can participate in your own kitchen.

What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types

7. What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types

Not all waste is something to throw in the trash and forget about. In this lesson, we will explore hazardous waste and what makes it dangerous. We will also investigate disposal methods and types of hazardous waste.

Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act

8. Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act

In this lesson, we will explore two federal laws that were established to deal with the issue of hazardous waste. We will also compare the scope of these laws and their impacts.

What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

9. What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

Green is not just a color, but also a way of doing things. In this lesson, we will explore the technique of green chemistry and how it applies to the waste management industry.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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