please answer the following questions

  1. Please define:
    1. Per capita
    2. Garbage
    3. Trash
    4. Yard Trimmings
    5. e-waste
    6. tipping
    7. Recycle
    8. Reduce
    9. Reuse
    10. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
    11. Hoist trucks
    12. Packer trucks
    13. Landfill
    14. Leachate
  1. What is Waste?
  2. Did you use the word “away” in your definition above? Where is “away”? How do you feel about defining “away” in our century?
  3. How much waste do we generate per person currently in the US?
  4. How much waste did we produce per person 20 years ago in the US?
  5. How did waste generation per capita trend change over the years from 1950 to 2010?
  6. How much waste per capita is generated currently in Kuwait, Japan, and Italy ?
  7. How US compares to others in terms of Waste generation per person per day?
  8. How do you feel about Q7? Would you think of any reasons to explain why we see that difference?
  9. What is waste composed of? What are the categories, and their percentages in the overall waste generation?
  10. How do we deal with the waste being generated? What are those ways?
  11. How much of the waste being generated is recycled, combusted, or landfilled?
  12. What do you think about the proportion you found out for Q11.
  13. What is the name of the regulation in place for Solid waste?
  14. Write down the purpose and the goal of the regulation that governs Solid waste.
  15. How does EPA define waste?
  16. What is the current Solid waste collection system in the US? Do you think this is sustainable?
  17. What other alternative collection systems are in use?
  18. What is a Landfill? What type of landfill construction types are in use?
  19. What are the design requirements for Landfills?
  20. If you were tasked with finding a new location for a landfill, what do you have to consider in your proposal of this new site?

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