Is it too late?
Created by Mikayla Miller
Information you need to know about Hazardous Waste:
Batteries are one of the most common types of hazardous wastes.
Household cleaning products are another common hazardous was that's often thrown away.
Wouldn't you guess. Paint IS yet another common household product that is hazardous waste.
How big is the Problem?
-Reuse more things
-Reduce waste and pollution
-Chemically or biologically treat waste
-Dispose of waste properly
-Buy more eco-friendly products
Did you know?
- There are four main categories of hazardous waste?
- Or that there are more than 70,000 chemicals used around the world that are considered hazardous waste?
Some more facts...
- When hazardous substances are thrown away, then they become a hazardous waste.
- The first city dump was in Athens, Greece.
- Edwin Chadwick was the first person to take waste management seriously.
- Garbage piles are breeding grounds for rats.
- Recycling is not only good for the environment, it also saves money.
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"Hazardous Substances and Hazardous Waste." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/clas_act/haz-ed/ff_01.htm>.
"Municipal Solid Waste." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 16 Jan. 2013. <http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm>.
Tilmont, Amy, Jeff Garside, and Mark Stewart. Trash Talk: What You Throw Away. North Mankato, MN: Norwood House, 2012. Print.
"Trash in Our World." Trash in Our World. Web. 18 Jan. 2013.