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Quick, general, solid waste and recycling presentation

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General recycling presentation created by the NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.

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Quick, general, solid waste and recycling presentation

  1. 1. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS <ul><li>Landfills/ “Dumps” </li></ul><ul><li>Waste to Energy/ Incineration </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Compost Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>MRF (Material Recovery Facility) </li></ul>
  2. 2. MRF SEPARATION PROCESS
  3. 3. LANDFILL COMPONENTS <ul><li>Clay and Plastic Liners </li></ul><ul><li>Leachate “Garbage Coffee” Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Methane Gas Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Groundwater and Methane Testing Wells </li></ul><ul><li>Storm Water Run-Off Pipes </li></ul><ul><li>MATERIAL DOESN’T DEGRADE </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE 3 Rs – 1. Recycle <ul><li>Saves limited natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents greenhouse gas emissions and water pollutants </li></ul><ul><li>Saves energy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides raw materials for industry and creates jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Saves landfill space </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE 3 Rs – 2. Waste Reduction <ul><li>Make double sided copies. </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate memos, documents and periodicals. </li></ul><ul><li>Use durable cups and silverware. </li></ul><ul><li>Proof-read documents on the computer screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase merchandise with minimal packaging or order in bulk. </li></ul><ul><li>Read periodicals online. </li></ul><ul><li>Send e-cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your junk mail by writing to the Direct Marketing Association at Mail Preference Service, PO Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008. </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE 3 Rs – 3. Reuse <ul><li>Reuse envelopes. </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse single-sided paper for scratch paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse foam peanuts and other packaging material. </li></ul><ul><li>Use remanufactured or surplus office equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Use rechargeable batteries. </li></ul><ul><li>Use rechargeable fax and printer cartridges. </li></ul><ul><li>Compost grass clippings and food waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Donate toys and other items to charity. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT DO THE 3 ARROWS STAND FOR? <ul><li>Collection of Recyclables </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing of the Material </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recycled Products </li></ul>
  8. 8. RECYCLED PRODUCT EXAMPLES <ul><li>Recycled Paper – tissue and copier </li></ul><ul><li>Crumb tires – playground surfaces and soaker hoses </li></ul><ul><li>Remanufactured products – toner cartridges and office furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Re-refined motor oil </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminum and Steel Cans, Glass Bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Lumber – benches and decks </li></ul><ul><li>EcoSpun Fabric – shirts and carpet </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP! <ul><li>Reduce, Reuse, Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Buy Recycled Products </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your friends </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. </li></ul><ul><li>ANY QUESTIONS? </li></ul>

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