Waste management can best be described as the collection, storage and disposal of waste. There is onus on every human to dispose waste correctly, whether an individual or organisation.
The most important reason for waste management is to protect the environment and the health of the population. Rubbish and waste can cause air and water pollution. Rotting waste is also known to produce harmful gases that mix with the air and can cause breathing problems in people.
Sources of waste
The different sources of waste include rubbish from household, schools, offices, market places, restaurants and many other public places. The other sources include medical waste, agricultural waste, End-of-life motors, Industrial, Construction and Electronic waste
Methods of waste disposal
There are many sources of waste, but there are also many methods of disposal. Incineration, which means to simply burn waste, Sanitary Landfills, which are just large pieces of land away from living places, Recycling is processing waste material into new useful products, with a view to reduce the use of raw materials. For organic waste, such as food and plant materials, the method of composting can be used.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
- Understand the scope of conservation
- Learn the values associated with conservation
- Recognise the impact of ‘overkill’
- Distinguish between sewage and sewerage
- Discover the characteristics of sewage and classifications
- Explore the decomposition of sewage
- Identify types of sewers
- Understand the range of refuse management
- Identify the various methods used to clean streets
- Discover how waste is disposed of
- Examine the effects of Industry on the Environment including
- Types of pollution
- The effects of atmospheric pollution
- Acid rain
- The greenhouse effect
- Understand the process of producing nuclear energy including
- Learn how industrial effluent affects water quality
- Identify the impurities found in water
- Know how water is purified
- Examine how recycled or second hand water can affect pollution problems
- Identify the different types of waste materials
- Identify which materials can be recycled
- Recognise the benefit of recycling against cost
- Identify ways to reduce the quantity of domestic waste materials
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
- This course will be beneficial for individuals and organisations – Grow and go green at the same time!
- The course provides a helpful guide towards a better and healthier environment.
- Online study means you can study from anywhere, at anytime that best fits around your existing commitments.
- Conservation and Waste
- Domestic Waste
- Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse
- The Effects of Industry on the Environment
- Nuclear Fuel and Waste
- Water and its Treatment
- Waste and Recycling