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US and Canda produce the most municipal solid waste worldwide.

4.5 and 3.8 pounds per day respectively.

Predominate types of waste paper, green waste and food. Metal, Plastic and Glass the remainder.

Municipal Waste

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Two approaches for Managing Waste

Reduction and Reuse/Recycle

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individual consumption reduction
Buy things that last longer
Smaller homes

Reduction

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maximizes the life span of a material in the production-consumption cycle

reuse and recycling

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a process which recyclables are segregated by category at a source i.e. home/factory

Source point separation

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process in which recyclables are removed from municipal trash at central stations.

end-point separation

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examples of organic compost

non-recyclable paper, food waste, yard waste

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federal law that gave the EPA full authority to control pollution by solid waste using same methods controlling water and air pollution

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 1976

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Make, build, design things with recycling in mind.
This is an idea where whatever the item is that is made can be completely recycled remade into the same item.

Cradle to Cradle manufacturing

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Types of Hazardous Waste

Chemical
Nuclear
Solid

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a United States federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants. ... It was established as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)

CERCLA- 1980- Superfund Act

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This is an effort to reuse industrial sites that have been abandoned.

Reduced pressure on undeveloped land

Brownfield Economic Development Initiative

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Exchange
Detoxification
Proper disposal-Secure Landfill
Deep injection wells

reduce it

Managing Hazardous Waste