Wasteful World

Year 10 Unit 2 

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Where Does Waste come from? (Source of Waste in th

31%  Construction and demolition.

28% Mining and Quarrying.

 13% Industry

12% Commercial

9%  Household

7%  Other

 Hazardous and Non Hazardous

Biodegradable and Non Biodegradable.

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What is Domestic / Municipal Waste.

Waste from home, schools and businesses e.g. packaging, paper, bulky waste such as freezers.

Case Study: E.g 30 Million tonnes per year in the UK.

1/3 is packaging or old newspapers.

Can be solid or liquid waste.

Over time types of waste change 1950's there was a higher % from fires but no nappies.

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What is E Waste?

A product that contains electrical parts. Some e-waste would still work e.g. old models of mobile phones.

Case Study : In the USA half of the computers thrown away still work.

In the world 50 million tonnes is generated each year. Problem with e-waste is that it is made up of many different parts therefore it has to be dismantled before parts can be reused. E-waste is shipping to LIC from HIC the problems with this are the lack of laws in the LIC protecting people from the harmful chemicals the waste contain as they recycle the material.

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What is the difference between LIC and HIC Waste P

HIC produce more waste and different types of waste.

The production waste is not evenly spread globally. Compared to their population sizes high income countries (HICs) produce far more waste than LIC's.

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What is E Waste?

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