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Recycling: From Waste to Usable Products (Video Course)

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

According to the U.S. EPA, Americans create more than 250 million tons of garbage per year. Most of this garbage is made of paper products, yard trimmings, food waste and plastics. In this course, we will go over the solid waste management process including recent statistics. We will look at the curbside recycling program and how many communities utilize it and how the recycling process works.

In addition, we will examine the alternatives to landfill disposal that are both environmentally protective and cost-effective for the consumer. We will look at the many new products made from recycled material and how the recycling process contributes to these.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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