Sustainability Week 2012-waste

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Sustainability Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which material accounts for the greatest percentage of the weight of solid waste?
    • A. 

      Food waste

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Yard waste

  • 2. 
    A European concept that uses solid waste to generate electricity is called
    • A. 

      Mass burn.

    • B. 

      Energy retrieval.

    • C. 

      Precycling.

  • 3. 
    If you recycle one ton of paper, how many trees can you save?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Seventeen

    • C. 

      One Hundred

  • 4. 
    How many times can glass be recycled?
    • A. 

      None, glass can’t be recycled!

    • B. 

      Once

    • C. 

      Four times

    • D. 

      Forever

  • 5. 
    Composting is one of the oldest forms of disposal of waste. It is the natural process of decomposition of organic waste that yields manure or compost. One of the following is added to the compost to get better results.
    • A. 

      Ants

    • B. 

      Bugs

    • C. 

      Snakes

    • D. 

      Worms

  • 6. 
    How long does to take Plastic Bags to break down in the landfill
    • A. 

      3-5 days

    • B. 

      2-4 weeks

    • C. 

      10-20 years

  • 7. 
    Reduce,Reuse,Recyle is the best waste management practice
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why it is important to recycle e-waste? Tick on the correct answers
    • A. 

      E-waste is growing at 4 times the rate of other municipal waste

    • B. 

      E waste can contain hazardous material which will impact the environment

  • 9. 
    Which part of a plastic milk bottle should be removed before recycling?
    • A. 

      The lid

    • B. 

      The label

    • C. 

      The handle

  • 10. 
    Recycling just one aluminium can saves enough energy to run an average TV set for how long?
    • A. 

      1 Hours

    • B. 

      5 Hours

    • C. 

      3 Hours