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SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE1SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTEErica FullerKaplan UniversityHS415July 22, 2017
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SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE1SOLID WASTESolid waste consist of multiple trash items that has been thrown away in anyway such as the normal way, by trash pick up or buy land pollution. Solid waste or trash consist of the numerous forms, such as food scraps, cigarettes buds, old clothes and shoes, broken appliances, broken down vehicles, utensils, most of all, paper or paper products that’s thrown in the garbage. Off hand, about 400 million tons of garbage is collected. Per year, roughly 53.4% of paper goods are recycled but it could get better.In the US alone, 100.2 billion plastic bags are used each year. Out of 400 million tons of garbage, 36% of it is either paper or cardboard trash. The rest of garbage not mentioned, are recyclable aluminum items and other types of metals. It is said that each day that 60 thousand garbage trucks are used and filled to the brim collecting garbage around the US.The Disposing of Solid WasteLandfills are palaces where junk and trash is buried under dirt as a process to fill in unused but usable land. Landfills consist of not only physical waste, but also chemical and biological waste. These areas are created away from human population large or small. Landfills are the most convenient, cheapest way to dispose the gigantic amount of garbage. There are also other forms of disposing such as burning trash. Due to the danger it brings regarding controlling how the fire grows and how it spreads, burning trash openly isn’t practiced today, but industrial burning of trash does help bring down the number of landfills and the gasification fumes are being converted from waste to energy as an alternate form of energy use. Another form of disposing trash is composting. The process is waiting for the organic solid waste like food and
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SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE1animal waste to decompose to environmental microorganisms like fertilizer and use it agricultural use. The last form of disposing garbage, which is eco-friendly to the environment, is recycling. Reusing things like paper products, metals, glass materials,
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