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Global - Waste

What is NIMBY (NOT IN MY BACKYARD) A concept where people want to build highways, dumps or landfills near peoples houses.
What is waste Any product with no further use for any person, organisation
What is commercial and industrial waste waste produced by business
What is ethical consumption Intent to purchase goods that have caused minimal harm or damage to humans, animals or the environment
What is Green Waste Anything organic (e.g lawn clippings)
Basel Convection The basel convention is the control of trans-boundry movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
Points on the great pacific garbage patch Gyre (Current) of rubbish -- Very small bits of plastic but in large quantities -- The plastic doesn't break down it breaks up
What is recycle To turn one thing into another avoiding landfill
What is Reuse This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again and a again for the same function, and new life reuse where it is used for a different function
What is Reduce Company modification of products to reduce size to minimise waste and transport costs
What is human waste the bi-product from the digestive system
What is E- waste electronics like computers that are nearing the end of their useful life.
How does a landfill work — Massive Hole deep enough to find clay prevents water coming through — geothermic plastic acts as water contamination barrier — Pipe with holes collects water under dirt and on the layer of plastic — Layers of rubbish produces methane gas
Created by: Julia_lennon