Industrial Waste Management Quiz

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What is the definition of solid waste?

Any wasted material that is abandoned by being disposed of, burned, or incinerated, recycled, or regarded waste-like

What is putrescible waste mainly composed of?

Degradable organic matter and moisture

What activities can produce solid waste?

Industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural, residential, and communal activities

What is municipal solid waste commonly known as?

Garbage

According to Annie Leonard, what happens when we throw anything away?

It must go somewhere

What is the main component of putrescible waste?

Degradable organic matter and moisture

What activities can produce solid waste?

Industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural, residential, and communal activities

How is a solid waste described?

Any wasted material that is abandoned by being disposed of, burned, or incinerated, recycled, or regarded 'waste-like'

What is municipal solid waste commonly known as?

Garbage

According to Annie Leonard, what happens when we throw anything away?

It must go somewhere

Study Notes

Solid Waste Definition and Composition

  • Solid waste is defined as any discarded or abandoned material that is not a liquid or a gas.

Putrescible Waste

  • Putrescible waste is mainly composed of organic matter, such as food waste, yard trimmings, and paper products.
  • The main component of putrescible waste is organic matter.

Sources of Solid Waste

  • Various activities can produce solid waste, including households, commercial establishments, institutions, and industrial facilities.
  • Activities that produce solid waste include construction, demolition, and mining operations.

Municipal Solid Waste

  • Municipal solid waste is commonly known as trash or garbage.

Consequences of Throwing Away Waste

  • According to Annie Leonard, when we throw anything away, it doesn't actually go away, but rather gets transported to another place, often in a developing country.

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