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Waste Management - Chapter Summary
Boost your knowledge of waste management by utilizing this chapter's entertaining video lessons. Get a well-rounded understanding of topics that include integrated waste management, hazardous waste, green chemistry and the three Rs of reducing solid waste. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Differentiate between municipal and non-municipal solid waste
- Define and discuss issues with sanitary landfills and mass burn incinerators
- Share the definition of composting
- Discuss the three Rs of reducing solid waste
- Provide a description of integrated waste management
- Detail different types of hazardous waste
- Explain the differences between the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Superfund Act
- Describe the relationship between green chemistry and source reduction
With our self-paced chapter, you can tailor the lessons to your personal schedule and study needs. Review the lessons in any sequence and as often as you'd like until you feel confident that you understand waste management. Lessons are accessible as short videos and full transcripts and can be viewed using any computer, smartphone or tablet. This chapter also offers multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your comprehension of waste management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Safe Waste Disposal & Treatment Methods
This lesson will give you an insight into some of the ways in which waste can be safely disposed of and treated. You'll learn the concepts of segregation, drainage, and the basics of how sewage treatment plants work.
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