Solid Waste Management For Toronto

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Li Jingxian (10007931315)
TA: Michael Chrobok
Topic: Solid Waste Management in Toronto Solid wastes are any abandoned or discarded materials, thus solid wastes can be liquid, solid, semi-solid or containerized gaseous material. The solid waste contains municipal garbage, waste tires, industrial waste, agricultural refuse, toys and furniture, oil and so on. Normally, The Municipal Solid Waste contains four components, which are recycling, composting, disposal and waste to energy. The biggest issue facing Toronto in the near feature would be the solid waste issue because solid waste would cause pollution, land lacks and health problems. The way to address the waste problem would be collaborating with the government through specific method and program such as invented new technology, increase involvement of public engagement and use of geography information system and mathematic model. There are some evidences show that solid waste would be the serious problem. Toronto’s 2015 Vital Signs Report points that “After increases over three years in the amount of residential waste generated (from 799,812 tonnes in 2011 to 815,450 in 2012 and 823,743 in 2013), 2014 saw a small 2.3% decrease from 2013 (to 804,369 tonnes).”(Toronto Foundation, p158). At the meantime, it seems that Toronto issues are getting worse because it is hard to find landfill site, the rising disposal costs relate to landfill and the way that transport the waste to Michigan would cause high transportation cost.
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