Flashcards in Chapter 17 Sustainable Waste Management Deck (13)
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.
Two approaches for Managing Waste
Reduction and Reuse/Recycle
individual consumption reduction
Buy things that last longer
maximizes the life span of a material in the production-consumption cycle
reuse and recycling
a process which recyclables are segregated by category at a source i.e. home/factory
Source point separation
process in which recyclables are removed from municipal trash at central stations.
examples of organic compost
non-recyclable paper, food waste, yard waste
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
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
Types of Hazardous Waste
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
This is an effort to reuse industrial sites that have been abandoned.
Reduced pressure on undeveloped land
Brownfield Economic Development Initiative