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Advancing Sustainable Materials Management

COURSE NO: C01-021
PDH CREDIT: 1
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Advancing Sustainable Materials Management
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the facts and statistics about the generation and disposition of municipal solid waste (MSW) over time in the United States. It examines the disposing of waste in landfills, recycling, composting, and combustion with energy recovery.

 

Approximately 262 million tons of MSW was generated in the United States in 2015. Understanding how waste is generated and disposed of is important for managing scarce materials.

 

This report analyzes MSW trends in generation and management, materials and products, and economic indicators affecting MSW. It also includes a section on the generation of construction and demolition (C&D) debris, which is not a part of MSW, but comprises a significant portion of the non-hazardous solid waste stream.

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil, environmental and sustainability engineers and other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of waste management on the individual and household level.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing where MSW comes from and how it is disposed of
  • Understanding how to manage materials in order to maximize economic efficiency
  • Learning when recycling, composting, and combusting with energy recovery should be used
  • Familiarizing with the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) process
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Advancing Sustainable Materials Management" by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), publication EPA530-F-18-004, dated July 2018.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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