In this video Paul Andersen explains the basics of solid waste including trends over time, basic composition, and disposal. A brief description of the three R\'s (reuse, reduce, and recycle) is included as ways to minimize waste. Legislation including RCRA and CERCLA (the Superfund Act) were enacted to deal with hazardous waste. A description of basic landfill construction is also included.


  • Science > Ecology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


MSW, e-waste, solid waste, land fill, hazardous waste, landfill, recycle, reduce, compost, reuse, closed loop recycling, open loop recycling, municipal solid waste, MSW



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