08-04_task1_(finished).docx - Name Alexa Padgett Date School Theodore High School Facilitator J Murray 8.04 Solid Waste Waste Management Directions

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Name: Alexa Padgett Date: 3/29/19 School: Theodore High School Facilitator: J. Murray 8.04 Solid Waste & Waste Management Directions: Answer the following questions about solid waste and waste management using the content and video in the lesson. 1. How much solid waste does the average human in the United State produce each day? Where does most of the solid waste that we produce in the United States end up? 5.94 lbs a day. Most of this trash ends up at landfills. 2. Why are landfills becoming less of an option for disposing of solid waste? Landfills take up land space and can contribute to pollution. Landfills contribute to air pollution because of dangerous gases that are emitted from the decomposition of biodegradable material. Methane is the primary gas of more than 10 gases that are produced during decomposition. The gases move up through the layers of soil and migrate to areas outside of the landfill. These gases can be harmful to humans.
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  • Pollution, Waste, Biodegradable waste, Anaerobic digestion

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