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Waste Management Quizzes & Trivia

Waste Management! It’s a stinky job but somebody has to do it. Waste management is crucial to maintaining a clean, healthy, livable environment. Whether you realize it or not, there’s more to proper waste management than just taking out the garbage. Test your waste management knowledge here and find out just how much you know about keeping the world clean. Do you know which country produces half of the world’s garbage? Can you estimate how many trees are saved when one ton of paper is recycled?

What percentage of our garbage can be composed because it is made up of plant matter? Can you name something made from recycled glass? These quizzes are fun but it really makes you think. Take it today and learn what you can do to make the world a better place.
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This quiz was designed for A&WMA's course, "GENWM-100: Environmental Practices Review Specialty Course: Waste Management" updated in June, 2009. 

Questions: 44  |  Attempts: 2616   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    A discarded material is a waste.  Which of the following is not discarding?

Waste management includes the activities and actions necessary to manage waste from its beginning to its final disposal. This process consists of collecting, transport, treating, and disposing of garbage and monitoring and...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1061   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    What are the four basic waste categories?

Do you know anything about waste disposal? Waste is grouped according to source and composition, as waste materials are either liquid or solid in form. The term waste typically refers to sewage, hazardous waste, and electronic...

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 2081   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    Which statement describes general waste?

Environmental Science Unit 4 - Land Use & Human Impact 4.5 - I CAN describe how modern waste disposal contribute to environmental problems.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 2096   |  Last updated: Jun 9, 2013
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    Which of the following is the cheapest way to dispose of waste?

Below is a Municipal Solid Waste trivia quiz to help Test Your Knowledge about Waste Management! TA good sewerage system makes an area clean and at the same time, frees the community from some waterborne diseases and other...

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 551   |  Last updated: Nov 6, 2019
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    The slope range that is prescribed as production land use is
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Waste Management Questions & Answers


What is the most efficient waste management technique?
Improving effectiveness to transform taken goods right into consumable goods with minimal damages to the atmosphere remains one of the greatest troubles encountering us today. One of the most significant factors in this is the approaches whereby we t
How would you describe one type of biomedical waste?
The only statement here that could be used to describe biomedical waste is “waste that is saturated to the point of dripping blood or body fluids contaminated with blood”. Biomedical waste is, by definition, something that has been contam
What is the ideal method for managing solid waste?
Strong waste disposal management is generally referred to as the process of accumulating and dealing with solid wastes. It supplies solutions for reusing products that do not come from rubbish or garbage. Strong waste management can be described as e
How is clean, unbroken or broken glass waste to be disposed off?
Into a cardboard box lined with a black bag and taped. For small quantities of broken glass, put into sharps containers.
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