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Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

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Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

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  1. Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste By Pongthep Suwanwaree, Ph.D.

  2. Solid Waste • The Waste Stream

  3. Waste Disposal Methods • Open Dumps • Ocean Dumping • Landfills • Exporting Waste • Incineration & Resource Recovery • Refuse-derived fuel • Mass Burn

  4. Shrinking the Waste Stream • Recycling • Composting • Energy from Waste • Reuse • Producing Less Waste

  5. How plastics are made

  6. Hazardous & Toxic Waste • Any discarded material, liquid or solid, that contains substances known to be • 1) Fatal to human or laboratory animals in low dose • 2) Toxic, carcinogenic, or mutagenic to humans or other life-forms • 3) Ignitable with flash point less than 60oC • 4) Corrosive • 5) Explosive or highly reactive

  7. Hazardus Waste Disposal • Federal Legislation • Superfund Sites • Hazardus Landfills & Dumps • Waste Lagoons & Injection Wells • Warehousing & Illegal Dumping

  8. Options for Hazardous Waste Management • Produce Less Waste • Convert to Less Hazardous Waste • Physical Treatments • Incineration • Chemical Processing • Biological Waste Treatment • Store Permanently • Retrievable Storage • Secure Landfills

  9. Lois Marie Gibbs