Zero Waste: Multiple Choice Quiz

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Pollution Quizzes & Trivia

Can you recognize the type of waste when you see them? Here's a quiz that tests your ability to identify a landfill, recyclable or compostable materials based on how it appears in its pure form.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The key component to zero waste is ________.
    • A. 

      Recycling

    • B. 

      Ecological footprint

    • C. 

      Biofuel

    • D. 

      Industrial ecology

  • 2. 
    The term zero waste was first used publicly in the name of a company, Zero Waste Systems Inc (ZWS), which was founded by PhD chemist Paul Palmer in the mid 1970s in________.
    • A. 

      Hayward, California

    • B. 

      Oakland, California

    • C. 

      San Jose, California

    • D. 

      Pleasanton, California

  • 3. 
    Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are ________.
    • A. 

      Glass recycling

    • B. 

      Freeganism

    • C. 

      Reuse

    • D. 

      Recycle

  • 4. 
    An example of a company that has demonstrated a change in landfill waste policy is ________.
    • A. 

      Pleasanton Life Technologies

    • B. 

      Foster City Life Technologies

    • C. 

      Carsbad Life Technologies

    • D. 

      Do Brazil Life Technologies

  • 5. 
    To recycle the nearly five tons of laboratory gloves and garments being thrown away each year, the site piloted a groundbreaking partnership with_________ and ___________ (Choose all that apply) when there are more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Kimberly-Clark

    • B. 

      Clean Harbor

    • C. 

      TerraCycle.

    • D. 

      Thermo scientific

  • 6. 
    External audit by Synergis has validated that Pleasanton is successfully diverting more than 95% of its waste from landfills, above and beyond LIFE’s 90% diversion standard for zero waste.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What does the three Rs of recycling stand for?
    • A. 

      Reuse

    • B. 

      Rethink

    • C. 

      Recycle

    • D. 

      Reduce

    • E. 

      Replace

  • 8. 
    Life Technologies is committed to non-compliance or below regulatory requirements and lowering operating costs by moving all of its sites towards Zero Waste.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Costs to landfill or burn waste rise each year, while rates charged for recycling continue to ____________as more options for recyclables are explored.
  • 10. 
    The most rational way to cope with proper waste management is to collect it at its source, separate and dispose them in the designated bin (Recycle, Landfill, or Compost) immediately to reflect local disposal best practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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