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Recycling: From Waste to Usable Products

Jim Newton, P.E., BCEE

Course Outline

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 webinar, 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.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to understand:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is interested in waste management and sustainable development.

Course Content

You may download the following webinar handout for your reference:

Recycling: From Waste to Usable Products (slides handout in PDF)

Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Since this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for currently scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation to the webinar through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

Reducing Waste | Green Homes | US EPA
City of Los Angles - Curbside Recycling Program


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.