Describe the three major components of managing waste and why we practice waste management?

Describe the three major components of managing waste. Why do we practice waste management?

Why have some people labeled the United States “the throwaway society”? How much solid waste do Americans generate, and how does this amount compare to that of people from other countries?

Name several guidelines by which sanitary landfills are regulated. Describe three problems with landfills.

 

What is composting, and how does it help reduce the waste stream?

 

In your own words, describe the goals of industrial ecology.