Land, Water, and Air Resources Chapter 4 4.2 Waste Disposal and Recycling.

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  • Land, Water, and Air ResourcesChapter 44.2 Waste Disposal and Recycling

  • The Problem of Waste DisposalThere are three methods of handling solid waste. Burning Burying RecyclingEach method has advantages and disadvantages

  • Burning Incineration
  • Burying Landfills page 123Dumping waste into the ground has been the most common method..Rainwater can soak into the dumps and create. . .. . . . LEACHATE , a polluted liquid produced when rain water passes through buried waste in a landfill.

  • Sanitary Landfill
  • Recycling
  • Non-biodegradableMany manufactured (man-made) items are not biodegradableMetalPlasticGlassPaper(can biodegrade but is better to recycle)

  • What People Can doRecycle materials.To keep them out of the landfills.

  • Hazardous Waste

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