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Transcript of Waste Management
-monitoring, collection, transport, processing and disposal of waste materials
waste management is prevention, followed by reuse and recycling and appropriate disposal
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by Carl Cenal, Trey DuBois, Azucena Garcia, Hannah Jumamoy, and Olivia Reyes
Waste Management and the
How Waste Was Managed During the Industrial Revolution
How Did the Industrial Revolution Affect
Modern Day Waste Management?
Solutions to the Problem
What is Waste Management?
-monitoring, collection, transport, processing and disposal of waste materials (Starlite Waste 2011)
Uncommonly Known Facts
-Saves 642 kWh of energy
-Saves 1.8 barrels (76 gallons) of oil
-Saves 10.9 million Btu's of energy
-Saves 4 cubic yards of landfill space
-Saves 5,774 kWh energy
-Saves 16.3 barrels (685 gallons) of oil
-Saves 98 million Btu's of energy
-Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space
-Saves 4,100 kWh of energy
-Saves 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil
-Saves 54 million Btu's of energy
-Saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
-Saves 60 pounds of air pollutants being released
-Saves 7,000 gallons of water
-Saves 17 trees
In a lifetime the average American will throw away 600 times the amount of his or her adult weight in garbage. For example, a 150 pound adult will leave a trash legacy of 90,000 pounds.
by Carl Cenal,Trey DuBois, Azucena Garcia,Hannah Jumamoy and Olivia Reyes
Many consumers are unaware of the effects of their waste. The first step is to persuade consumers to begin thinking beyond their own selfish desires, they should instead think for the good of the environment (A Story of Trash).
Consume less -> Waste less
Ex: By establishing a law that limits cities’ dependence on landfills, California has been able to reduce the amount of solid waste sent to landfills by 50% in between the years of 1990 and 2000.
Use Less Packaging
-1/3 of all the garbage Americans send to landfills
-Packaging should have a more environment friendly approach and should be composed of materials that are able to be reused and or recycled.
Connections to Other Topics
Smoke emissions from the burning of waste in landfills contaminates the air quality of our world
Harmful Chemicals Improperly Disposed Of
Harmful chemicals could include bathroom cleaners, gasoline, oil, floor polish, paint, and furniture cleaning products.
These chemicals can contaminate the top soil where we grow our food which can therefore poison our food.
By poisoning our plants and fauna we also poison the food source of the surrounding wildlife which can lead to wildlife extinction.
Chemicals can also pollute our water source if it gets in there.
Recycled materials are broken down into their raw materials to be reused in other products or resources.
Increase in Population
Lack of Sufficient Housing
Poor Waste Management
Over consumption became more of a problem during the Industrial Revolution
Modern day waste management is trying to compensate for the effects of poor waste management during the Industrial Revolution
waste management is prevention, followed by reuse and recycling and appropriate disposal (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization 2008)