Ch 13: Overview of Waste & Waste Management

About This Chapter

This environmental science chapter covers topics related to waste and waste management. You can access these lessons at any time to prepare for upcoming exams, catch up on missed class information or simply improve your overall understanding of waste management methods.

Overview of Waste & Waste Management - Chapter Summary

For an overview of waste and waste management methods, check out this series of engaging environmental science lessons. Our expert instructors will help you review the different types of waste, such as municipal, non-municipal and hazardous waste, and evaluate the benefits of various waste management and disposal methods. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between municipal and non-municipal waste
  • Explain the types, process and benefits of composting
  • Understand the dangers of hazardous waste
  • Evaluate current issues related to mass burn incinerators
  • Identify and explain the 3 Rs of solid waste reduction

As you complete each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to gauge your understanding of the lesson's most important terms and concepts. A final chapter exam is also included. To further enhance your studying experience, we've made it possible to submit questions to our instructors and print lesson transcripts. Finally, the chapter is available to access at any time of day and on any Internet-connected device so you can study whenever and wherever it's convenient.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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