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Different Types of Waste
What is waste? Waste is anything that is no longer wanted or required by someone
Different Types of Waste Domestic & Social Biodegradable & non-biodegradable Hazardous & non-hazardous Solid & liquid
LICs & HICs 20% of world’s population live in HICs yet account for 86% of world’s consumption. The poorest 20% account for just 1. 3% of world’s consumption. Los Angeles, USA = 1256 kg of waste per capita. Abidjan, Ivory Coast = 200 kg of waste per capita.
E-Waste E-waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. What is e-waste? Why is it increasing? What is the problem with e-waste?
So what is the future? Watch the short clip below – can you think of ways we could manage our waste problem in the future? http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Zis. Wjdjs-g. M&feature=fvst
Photo 1 � Fly-tipping is the illegal disposal of waste onto land with no licence to accept waste. Photo 2 � Landfill is the legal disposal of waste into or onto land. Today, landfill sites are constructed and operated to strict technical standards in order to reduce environmental effects.
What are some of the environmental costs of waste? Fly-tipping The illegal dumping of waste is a serious environmental crime which costs local authorities throughout the UK over £ 100 million a year. Landfill Waste treatment, including landfill, released nearly 32% of the UK's methane emissions in 2004.
What are some of the personal costs of waste? UK households throw away between £ 250 and £ 400 of potentially edible food every year. Uncontrolled waste disposal can be hazardous to the public who may come in to contact with it e. g. chemical wastes, electrical items, syringes.
What are some of the benefits from waste? There are currently 141, 000 people employed in the UK waste management industry. The UK recovers value from 22% of household waste.