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1 Waste Management •What are wastes? –Anything we don’t want anymore. eBay = waste mangement. •More typical waste management includes: –Air and water pollution. –Solid and liquid waste. –Hazardous waste. –Recycling and composting.
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2 The Problem (1) Everything we do produces waste. .. ...and it always has. •Archeology is all about waste. –Remains of food (animal and vegetable). –Remnants of pottery and tools. •Our wastes are different because our tools are different.
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3 The Problem (2) •What do we do with waste? –“Throw it away.” –Exactly where is away? •What we mean by “away” is “away from me.” –In reality, there is no “away.” –Everything has to go someplace. •Away is not a problem for a population of 10 7 . –A big problem for 10 10 .
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4 The Problem (3) •If it has to go somewhere, where do you put it? –Not In My Back Yard. •NIMBY –Not Over There Either. •NOTE –Not In My Election Year.
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course ACIS 2116 taught by Professor Cmeasterwood during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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