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Waste Disposal: Landfills, Incinerators and the 3Rs
A discussion of the three methods of waste disposal.
# 130096 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Environmental Studies (Recycling)


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The paper discusses how waste is a non-avoidable result of high-technology industrialized economies; we live in a consumerist society that encourages us to shop and acquire more things. The paper provides statistics of the waste generated by Canadians in 2000 and looks at how it was dealt with. The paper explores three methods used to deal with waste: landfill, incineration and the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.

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"Waste is a non-avoidable result of high-technology industrialized economies. We live in a consumerist society that encourages us to shop and acquire more things. Hence more things are produced and more waste is generated. In 2000, Canadians generated 1021 kg of non-hazardous waste per capita (Statistics Canada, 2002). 747kg of this waste were disposed of per capita (Statistics Canada, 2002), while the rest was recycled. "Current waste management practices in Canada emphasize techniques and approaches that avoid or minimize the need for waste disposal" (MacLaren, 371). There are three methods used to deal with waste: landfill, incineration and the..."

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