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Solid Waste – Do not throw that away! SCI/275 Angel Bingham
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How is solid waste a problem? While the world population increases, so does the amount of waste. The increase of waste creates issues such as: v Water Contamination v Disposal Methods v Hazardous Waste v Waste Reduction Methods
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Water Contamination A variety of clean water regulations have not been completely effective in preventing dumping, evaporation, and runoff from entering and contaminating our water sources. Many rivers and streams tend to be find in low lying areas. This creates issues such as: The runoff that can come from landfills tends to flow towards water. Even though dumping is illegal; it is still a major concern. Garbage pollutants in liquid form can evaporate and the pollutant is then re-released into the environment through the rain.
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Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste is also a very really danger. Automotive Supplies Industrial Chemicals Pesticides Household Cleaners
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Disposal Methods Ways to dispose of our waste: Incineration Sanitary Landfills
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Unformatted text preview: ○ Composting ○ Open Dumps Less Garbage Waste is nothing new to the neighborhood. However, actively participating in a solution is. Ways to help and educate are: ○ Recycling and Reusing Education ○ Before buying: THINK ○ Stiffer Consequences ○ More exact regulations Positive and Negative Reactions Commercial and Individual Individuals and commercials sources of waste will react to any changes in a plethora of ways including: Negatives: Discontent Try to halt government regulations Attempt to bypass government regulations Positives: Safer, healthier, and cleaner communities Reference: EPA. (2011, June 7). Solid Waste| Basic Facts| Pacific Southwest| US EPA. Retrieved from http:// www.epa.gov/region9/waste/solid/basicfacts.htm EPA. (2011, September 13). Landfills| Municipal Solid Waste| US EPA. Retrieved from http:// www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/landfill.htm United Nations Environment Programme. (2011). Regional...
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