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Chapter 16: Waste Management  Big Question: Is Zero Waste Possible?
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Lesson 16 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Municipal Solid Waste Paper comprises 35%. Single largest item is newsprint.
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Lesson 16 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Early Concepts of Waste Disposal •Dilution and dispersion •Concentration and containment •Problem of limited space for landfills, and their high cost •NIMBY
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Lesson 16 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Modern Trends •Zero-waste and the principal of industrial ecology •Turn waste into a resource rather than a pollutant •Use taxes as an incentive?
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Lesson 16 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Integrated Waste Management •Reduce  •Reuse •Recycle 80-90% of US waste stream could be recovered by recycling Important to develop markets for recycled products.
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Lesson 16 / ESRM 100 / University of Washington Materials Management Recycling alone can’t do the whole job. Conserve materials by: Eliminating subsidies for virgin materials; “Green building” incentives for new construction;
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2009 for the course ESRM 13570 taught by Professor Rob during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.

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