Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any products which are labeled: corrosive, combustible, toxic, poison, flammable or irritant. Some of the most common HHW products found in and around your home include: prescriptions, household cleaners, car/household batteries and sharps. The health and safety of our community is endangered when these products are improperly disposed of because contaminants pollute our air, water and ground. Products from one single home may be insignificant to some but, when
municipal waste. These end-of-life electronic devices are often called ‘electronic waste, or e-waste’. Now approximately 20-25 million tons of e-waste is estimated to be produced worldwide every year with the largest number of electronics being discarded in Europe, the United States and Australasia. (Brett H. Robinson, 2009) Hence, there is a serious challenge of management of e-waste disposal appearing across the whole world. Figures show that a very small percentage of electronic waste undergoes
E-waste is the term which relates to all types of electronics, which can evolve into waste in the near future. (STEP) Although E-waste is a general term, it can be assumed to cover all types of items which use electricity. Today, electronic waste becomes a very formidable and significant problem around the world. Environmental protection agency contends the idea, that there are 4 most common ways of solving electronic waste problem: landfilling, incinerating, reusing and recycling.
results in following stockpiling of needless gadgets, which become a part of municipal waste. These end-of-life electronic devices are often called “electronic waste, or e-waste”. As Brett H. Robinson (2009) claims, now worldwide production of e-waste reaches approximately 20-25 million tons being discarded every year with the largest proportion in Europe, the United States and Australasia. Hence, the problem of e-waste disposal management grows into a serious global challenge. As it was reported by the
industrial facilities and the disposal of toxic waste on communities where most of its population are minorities. Many environmentalist have addressed the issue, for instance the essay “From Carrying Capacity to Footprint, & Back Again,” by Michael Cain reveals that ecological footprint show that people appear to be using resources more rapidly than they can be regenerated and its affecting mainly developing countries. Cain’s view is similar to the essay “Environmental Justice for All” by Robert D.
Huntington Beach Issues of Waste This essay describes the relation of pace and wastage and its effect on that specific place. Huntington Beach is selected for this essay because it is near to my community and I have an experience to visit on this each few times. Huntington Beach is a small seaside, which is located in Orange County in Southern California. It is the well known and most loved seaside of the United States. In fact, this beach as
I have chosen the project topic of waste management for the 2014 EWB Challenge in Nepal and in my essay I shall attempt to highlight the social justice issues which are both conspicuously as well as subtly entwined with it. Hasty and unrestrained urbanization, coupled with the lack of public awareness regarding poor participation by local municipalities have resulted in a crisis of waste management and disposal in Nepal (Asian Development Bank 2013). The process of urbanization seems to be increasing
al. 2008, 322). The problem of e-waste threatens the future environment of the modern society. E-waste or electronic waste means electrical and electronic equipment, which is not suitable for use and fills the dumps. Electronic equipment, such as mobile phones, computers, and televisions consist of hazardous materials, which pollute the environment and impact on human’s health. Obtaining of 1.6 billion pounds of lead and four times more pounds of plastic from e-waste had been foretold by the National
their toxicity characteristic leaching procedure, EPA determined that the sand was hazardous waste. EPA also concluded that NIBCO was in violation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations since the sand was not treated with a permit. NIBCO disagreed. Their position stated that the sand's treatment was part of the manufacturing process and not a waste; therefore, the treated sand was not hazardous waste. Under authority of RCRA, EPA filed an administrative enforcement action seeking
levels of waste that need to be disposed of and the nature of this waste has also changed dramatically. In 2008 alone it was estimated that Scotland produced 20 million tonnes of controlled waste, with 2.9 million tonnes coming from household waste, 8.6 million from the construction sector and 7.9 million tonnes from the rest of the industrial and commercial sectors . With the amount of waste produced year on year increasing it is important that the environmental and health impacts from the waste are