Integrated Solid Waste Management-I

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Integrated Solid Waste Management


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which item is a typical component of the Residential Wastes?

    • A.

      Paper

    • B.

      Concrete

    • C.

      Lumber

    • D.

      Drywall

    Correct Answer
    A. Paper
    Explanation
    Paper is a typical component of residential wastes because it is commonly used in households for various purposes such as packaging, printing, and writing. It is lightweight and easily discarded, making it a common material found in residential waste streams. Additionally, paper is recyclable, so it is important to separate it from other waste materials for proper disposal and recycling.

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  • 2. 

    First solid waste incinerators were build in England and New York

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the first solid waste incinerators were indeed built in England and New York. Incinerators are facilities designed to burn solid waste at high temperatures, reducing its volume and converting it into ash. The first incinerators were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with England and New York being among the pioneering locations. These early incinerators played a crucial role in waste management and were the precursors to modern waste-to-energy plants.

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  • 3. 

    Vancouver Landfill opened in Richmond, BC, in 1988

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Vancouver Landfill did not open in Richmond, BC, in 1988. The given information does not provide any specific details about the opening date or location of the Vancouver Landfill.

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  • 4. 

    Metro Vancouver's waste to energy facility built in

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1988

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    C. 1988
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1988. This suggests that Metro Vancouver's waste to energy facility was built in the year 1988.

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  • 5. 

    First MSW landfill in Western World was in 500 BC in  

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Athens

    • D.

      Hamburg

    Correct Answer
    C. Athens
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Athens because it was the first city in the Western world to establish a landfill for managing solid waste. This landfill was created around 500 BC, making Athens a pioneer in waste management practices during that time.

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  • 6. 

    MSW does not include

    • A.

      Metals

    • B.

      Excavation wastes (soils, rocks)

    • C.

      Food & yard wastes

    • D.

      Plastics

    Correct Answer
    B. Excavation wastes (soils, rocks)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is excavation wastes (soils, rocks). MSW stands for Municipal Solid Waste, which refers to the waste generated by households, businesses, and institutions in a community. This waste includes items such as paper, cardboard, glass, metals, plastics, and organic materials like food and yard waste. However, excavation wastes, which consist of soils and rocks, are not considered part of MSW as they are typically generated during construction or land development activities rather than daily household or commercial waste.

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  • 7. 

    In BC the field of waste management is governed by BC Provincial Legislation - Waste Managment Act.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in British Columbia, the field of waste management is regulated by the Waste Management Act, which is a provincial legislation. This act sets out the rules and regulations for managing waste in the province, ensuring that proper waste disposal and recycling practices are followed to protect the environment and public health.

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  • 8. 

    IC&I stands for industrial, construction and institutional sources

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    IC&I does not stand for industrial, construction, and institutional sources. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    DLC stands for Demolition, landclearing and construction sources

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because DLC stands for Demolition, Landclearing, and Construction sources. This acronym is commonly used in the context of environmental regulations and refers to the various activities and industries that can generate waste and pollutants during the process of demolishing buildings, clearing land, and constructing new structures. By recognizing and addressing the environmental impacts of DLC sources, regulations and guidelines can be developed to minimize pollution and promote sustainable practices in these industries.

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  • 10. 

    MSW does not include agricultural wastes

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    MSW stands for Municipal Solid Waste, which refers to the waste generated by households, businesses, institutions, and other non-industrial sources within a community. Agricultural wastes, on the other hand, are the byproducts of agricultural activities such as crop residue, animal manure, and agricultural packaging materials. Since MSW specifically excludes agricultural wastes, the statement "MSW does not include agricultural wastes" is true.

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