SCI201 Unit 4 Individual Project
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is the everyday items that we each use and throw away.
it is usually collected by the local governments. Americans generated 254 million tons of trash in
2013 alone. Product packages, old appliances, dead batteries, broken furniture, nonbiodegradable
and food scraps are just a few examples of items discarded by the public daily.
beginning in the mid 1700s The Industrial Revolution brought about some big changes.
waste management was not much of an issue because the population was smaller. since there
were fewer people they could sustain themselves by cutting their own firewood for heating and
meals. Sewage and garbage was disposed of on their property. this method became ineffective
because of the industrial revolution.
Population increased because people were leaving
countryside for city where there was work in the factories. Thus, creating unprecedented amounts
of garbage sewage and other wastes that mounted up and caused sickness and disease
Describe an open dump. What environmental problems do open dumps cause?