APES Chp 16 Vocab
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Material which is eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required.
Waste produced by households and businesses
The flow of (waste) materials from generation, collection and separation to disposal
Composition and sources of MSW in US
shows the data from us W composition in the United States in 2008 by category
Waste from electronics
Three Rs of the New Deal: Relief, Recovery, Reform. Relief was aimed at providing temporary help to suffering and unemployed Americans. Recovery was designed to help the economy bounce back from depression. Reforms targeted the causes of the depression and sought to prevent a crisis like it from happening again.
Reducing waste at the source, producing less waste or decreasing its toxicity.
To use again
Convert waste into reusable material.
when materials, such as plastic or aluminum, are used to rebuild the same product. An example of this is the use of the aluminum from aluminum cans to produce more aluminum cans.
when materials are reused to form new products
a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure
Municipal composting facillity
collects almost 100,000 metric tons of food scraps and paper per year
polluted liquid produced by water passing through buried wastes in a landfill
disposal sites for non-hazardous solid waste that is spread in layters and compacted to the smallest practical volume. The sites are typically designed with floors made of materials to treat seeping liquids and are covered by soil as the wastes are compacted and deposited into the landfills.
Modern sanitary landfill
A fee charged for disposing of material in a landfill or incinerator.
the designation of a landfill location, typically through a regulatory process involving studies, written reports, and public hearings.
Reclamation of a landfill
The playground and a flooded field were constructed on a closed on N
The process of burning waste materials to reduce their volume and mass
arteriosclerotic heart disease
is it due collected underneath the furnace
a waste product produced by the burning of coal.
A system in which heat generated by incineration is used as an energy source rather than released into the atmosphere
Any material that can be harmful to human health or the environment if it is not properly disposed of
A large amount of money
Distribution of superfund sites in US
proximal portion of duodenum and superior part of head of pancreas
Love Canal, New York
Chemical company purchased a canal and used it as a dump. filling it with toxic waste... covered it with dirt... then sold it to the areas education board. They made an elementary school on top of it. Heavy rains caused toxins to go deep into the soil and effected the neighborhood
are contaminated industrial or commercial sites that may require an environmental cleanup before they can be redeveloped or expanded
A process that attempts to identify the effect a product has on resources over its entire lifetime
Integrated waste management
set of management alternatives including reuse, source reduction, recycling, composting, landfill, and incineration [E°, BK]