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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: 2475   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    A discarded material is a waste.  Which of the following is not discarding?

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: 1853   |  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: 2048   |  Last updated: Jun 9, 2013
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    Which of the following is the cheapest way to dispose of waste?

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: 697   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    What are the four basic waste categories?

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: 524   |  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


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
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.
How should the following objects be disposed? Objects that may be capable of causing punctures or cuts, that may have been exposed to blood or body fluids including scalpels, needles,...
Objects, considered biomedical waste, that may be capable of causing punctures or cuts, that may have been exposed to blood or body fluids including scalpels, needles, glass ampules, test tubes, and slides, should be discarded in a sharps container.
How does recycling, although not a direct part of waste minimization, help to reduce pollution?
Recycling is the conversion of waste into new materials and objects. This conversion dates back to the creation of human history, with records of Plato advocating for it in the fourth century BC. There are many energy savings with recycling. Aluminu
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