1. Explain the difference between the two phrases, “Made from recycled materials” and “Made from recyclable materials”. Which is environmentally preferable? How can your purchasing choices help reduce the need for more mining and more landfills? (10 pts.)
2. NIMBY= Not In My Backyard… a phrase that explains how people feel about essential services municipalities need to provide that are not necessarily sightly or healthy. Would you rather have a municipal landfill or an incinerator in your backyard? (If you live in a rural part of Florida, you might actually have both– on a family scale!) Explain your choice. (10 pts.)
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3. We are getting to the point in the course where the linkages among topics are becoming increasingly clear. Ponder the connections among human population growth, food and water resources and and waste (and energy, which is coming up!). If soils are increasingly degraded and food and water is increasingly limited for a growing population, how can a change in waste management practices become a solution for some of those food, water (and energy) challenges? (10 pts.)
The book :
|Title||Visualizing Environmental Science|