Waste Management

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Waste Management

  1. 1. Waste Management Home Disposal Chemical Waste
  2. 2. <ul><li>Believe it or not materials laying around at home free of hazardous chemical contamination can be recycled! </li></ul><ul><li>There are many reasons for home disposal, the first and most important reason is to save the earth from becoming a giant landfill. If we continue discarding recyclable home items in about 20 years our landfills we have now will be full. </li></ul>home disposal
  3. 3. <ul><li>Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum </li></ul><ul><li>Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Oil </li></ul>Home Disposal Common Home Recyclable Items <ul><li>Tires </li></ul><ul><li>Toxics </li></ul><ul><li>Refrigerators </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Printers </li></ul><ul><li>False Claims </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Aerosol cans </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury from a broken thermometer </li></ul><ul><li>Butane lighters </li></ul><ul><li>Lighter fluid </li></ul>Home Disposal Common Home Non-Disposable Items <ul><li>Pet shampoo </li></ul><ul><li>Shampoo for lice </li></ul><ul><li>Flea powder </li></ul><ul><li>Shoe dye and polish </li></ul><ul><li>Fluorescent lamp tubes </li></ul><ul><li>Chemotherapy drugs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chemical Waste <ul><li>Such items can damage the environment if thrown into the trash. These items should be taken to special collections for recycling, reuse, or safe disposal </li></ul><ul><li>The problem with chemicals is that many are toxic, corrosive, explosive, or flammable. When thrown out with other trash, they can mix with other chemicals in the garbage truck and produce toxic fumes, catch fire, or explode. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chemical Waste Common Recyclable Chemicals <ul><li>If burned at a high temperature these materials can be </li></ul><ul><li>broken down into a non hazardous form. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerosol </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Certain acids </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chemical Waste Common Non-Recyclable Chemicals <ul><li>Automotive fluids such as antifreeze or brake fluid </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizers </li></ul><ul><li>Flares </li></ul><ul><li>Insecticides </li></ul><ul><li>Kerosene </li></ul><ul><li>Lighter fluid </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Pool or spa chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Weed killers </li></ul><ul><li>Fungicides </li></ul><ul><li>Gasoline </li></ul><ul><li>Herbicides </li></ul>
  8. 8. bibliograhy <ul><li>www.orf.od.nih.gov/waste/wasteguide.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/Household </li></ul><ul><li>3. www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/common.html </li></ul><ul><li>4. http//pubgis.co.pinellas.fl.us/pcuweb_live/solid_waste/hazardous.cfm </li></ul>

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