CHAPTER 18 - CHAPTER 18 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE: DISPOSAL AND...

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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 18 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE: DISPOSAL AND RECOVERY I. History of Solid Waste A. Pre-World War II 1. Consumption Patterns - little trash generated a. Food b. Transportation c. Clothing d. Plastics (rayon) 2. Recycling and Reuse Patterns a. Industry- Why throw away something that can be incorporated into the product?- Consumer goods manufactured for repair not disposal b. Consumers- Rags purchased from consumer to make paper- Reuse common: remake clothes, make quilts, rag rugs 3. Garbage Disposal Options a. Open dumps b. Burning trash in barrels c. Private land disposal B. World War II 1. Recycling was a patriotic duty 2. Plastics were developed and use exploded C. Post-World War II 1. Consumption Patterns a. Current quantity of garbage generated per person is over 4 lbs per day but it is beginning to drop b. Composition of garbage c. Types of waste change since WWII 2. Recycling and Reuse Patterns 3. Current Disposal Options a. Landfill b. Incineration Fig. 19.2 This figure shows the composition of municipal solid waste in 1996 in the United States. (Data from EPA, Office of Solid This figure shows the composition of municipal solid waste in 1996 in the United States....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 201 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at North South University.

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CHAPTER 18 - CHAPTER 18 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE: DISPOSAL AND...

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