Advancing Sustainable Materials Management
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.
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
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