Waste Management Practices in Canada
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In this article, the writer examines the practices of waste management in Canada. The writer points out that the shift in thinking from dumping or burning garbage to its management as a resource of waste materials indicates the depth as well as the flaws in the attempts to solve "the garbage crisis". The writer looks at the two dominant methods of waste disposal used in Canada today that are incineration and landfill. The writer examines the dangers and costs of these methods.
From the Paper:"Canada's most populated province (32,805,041) cannot handle its garbage; landfills are full, and two regions are planning to return to the pollution of incineration. "The two dominant methods of waste disposal used in Canada today...incineration and landfill" are the same ones used in the 20th century. They both coexist in a noxious cycle. Burning waste in municipal incinerators releases "acid gases", carbon dioxide and toxic chemicals [like dioxin, a by-product of combustion] that must be treated with expensive air pollution control equipment to avoid contributing to acid rain, ozone depletion, and air pollution. It also leaves a residue of ash, which in turn needs to be buried in the landfill or, if toxic, at a hazardous waste facility. Landfill sites develop their own types of wastes. Leachate is a toxic liquid produced by the decomposing garbage, which also emits two greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane; methane is invisible, odorless and extremely flammable. It is especially dangerous because it may ..."
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