Solid Waste Engineering

3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203



Solid Waste Engineering

3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203
Chapter 1, Problem 1.6P
Textbook Problem

Same scenario as Problem 1.5, but now you are asked to develop a zero waste program. That is, the community is to produce no solid waste whatsoever. Respond with a letter to the town council.

To determine

The possibility of developing a zero waste program and a framework for the project.

Explanation of Solution

Dear council,

It is possible to develop a zero waste program to neglect the waste generation and disposal. Even though the waste generated has been treated and concerned they still impose a risk on the environment. This situation could be changed by regulating from the source, itself.

The principal to the success of this dream is, “Recovery, Reuse and Recycle after Reduction at source - 4R”. We have to clean the waste that has been already generated assisted by the reduction of the sources of waste generation. The new establishments that are about to be opened or sanctioned should submit a clear cut design of their waste analysis and treatment methodology for their approval. Already established firms should provide a detailed report of their waste generation and treatment methods, if not, their licence should be cancelled...

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