Environmental waste management


How does your weekly garbage content compare to the average composition (percentages of different materials) of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in the United States as shown in the EPA data?What are the three main materials found in your garbage by mass?What actually happens with these three materials in terms of collection, processing, recycling, biological treatment, incineration, and/or landfill disposal? Research how these three waste materials are handled by your municipality.How should these three materials be managed ideally?What are the main drivers (relevant regulations and public awareness/attitudes/motivation) for solid waste management in your county?Reference: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/advancing-sustainable-materials-management
Question 2 (answer seperately)
The monetary value of environmental resources and environmental quality is usually not reflected in the pricing of goods and services. Do you think it is useful to properly account for environmental costs?How could such a full-cost approach be implemented? What effect would such an approach have on product prices and demand, as well as overall consumption patterns? Do you believe such an approach could help address some of the environmental issues we are facing today? Can you think of any examples to support your answer?

Environmental waste management


How does your weekly garbage content compare to the average composition (percentages of different materials) of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in the United States as shown in the EPA data?What are the three main materials found in your garbage by mass?What actually happens with these three materials in terms of collection, processing, recycling, biological treatment, incineration, and/or landfill disposal? Research how these three waste materials are handled by your municipality.How should these three materials be managed ideally?What are the main drivers (relevant regulations and public awareness/attitudes/motivation) for solid waste management in your county?Reference: https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/advancing-sustainable-materials-management
Question 2 (answer seperately)
The monetary value of environmental resources and environmental quality is usually not reflected in the pricing of goods and services. Do you think it is useful to properly account for environmental costs?How could such a full-cost approach be implemented? What effect would such an approach have on product prices and demand, as well as overall consumption patterns? Do you believe such an approach could help address some of the environmental issues we are facing today? Can you think of any examples to support your answer?

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