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What are the sources of solid waste?

The following are major sources of solid waste:

  • Residential. Residences and homes where people live are some of the major sources of solid waste.
  • Industrial.
  • Commercial.
  • Institutional.
  • Construction and Demolition Areas.
  • Municipal Services.
  • Treatment Plants and Sites.
  • Agriculture.

What are the three basic principles of solid waste management?

Waste hierarchy

  • Waste reduction. By preventing waste before it occurs, money can be saved on the collection, treatment or disposals costs of waste.
  • Materials reuse.
  • Recycling and composting.
  • Energy recovery.
  • Landfill disposal.
  • Proximity principle.
  • A – White goods and scrap.
  • B – Textiles.

Who does the waste hierarchy apply to?

Article 4 of the revised EU Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC) sets out five steps for dealing with waste, ranked according to environmental impact – the ‘waste hierarchy’. This guidance is for any business or public body which generates, handles or treats waste.

What are the common examples of general farm waste?

Answer: All garbage and waste materials generated through normal production processes, including vegetable culls, cracked eggs and vegetable and barn wash water. Learn about the storage of manure and compost.

What is the food waste hierarchy?

The food waste hierarchy posits that prevention, through minimization of food surplus and avoidable food waste, is the most attractive option. The second most attractive option involves the distribution of food surplus to groups affected by food poverty, followed by the option of converting food waste to animal feed.

What is the third level of the food waste hierarchy?

Feeding Animals

How is food waste affecting the environment?

Food waste ends up wasting nearly a quarter of our water supply in the form of uneaten food or over $172 billion in wasted water. When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

What are the impacts of wasting food?

Food waste is not only damaging to your pocket, it’s also bad for the environment. Producing, moving, storing and cooking food uses energy, fuel and water. Each of which let off greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.