Course curriculum

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    Section 1: Introduction to Sustainable Solid Waste Management

    • The beginning

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    • Reading Assignment: Waste Management Glossary

    • Writing Assignment: Introduce yourself

    • The Story of Stuff

    • Section 1 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 1 - SSWM 101 Introduction to Sustainable Solid Waste Management

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    Section 2: The Evolution of Solid Waste Management (History)

    • Montreal the city of Trashopolis

    • Section 2 - Writing Assignment 1

    • Reading Assignment: A brief timeline of the history of recycling

    • 'Dirty little secret' - Canada's recycling problem revealed in trash dispute

    • Reading Assignment: Canada's dirty secret

    • Reading Assignment: Hazardous Waste Evolution of a National Environment

    • Reading Assignment: Hazardous Waste Article

    • Reading Assignment: Special Waste Article

    • Explore : The Circular Economy

    • Extended Producer Responsibility and the Impact of Online Sales

    • Section 2 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 2 - The Evolution of Solid Waste Management (History)

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    Section 3: Perspective

    • United Nations Goals - Thandie Newton

    • Reading Assignment: Waste Management Industry Survey: Business and Government Sectors

    • Reading Assignment: National Overview: Facts and Figures on Materials, Wastes and Recycling

    • Explore: Footprint Carbon Calculator

    • Reading Assignment: Do more with less

    • Explore: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    • Section 3 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 3 - Perspective

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    Section 4: Collection Methods

    • Reading Assignment: How the Garbage Truck Has Evolved

    • SWANA Collection Safety Tips

    • Waste Management ​​​| DriveCam Success Stories

    • Collection Methods for Waste and Recycling

    • Reading Assignment: Evaluating the air emissions from solid waste refuse trucks

    • Section 4 - Writing Assignment 1

    • Section 4 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 4 - Collection Methods

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    Section 5: What happens to all the waste?

    • Reading Assignment: Basic Information about Landfills

    • How a Landfill Works

    • Reading Assignment: What Is a Materials Recovery Facility?

    • How does a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) work?

    • Reading Assignment: Single and Dual Stream Recycling

    • Reading Assignment: Oregon Rethinks the Future of Recycling

    • Reading Assignment: Reducing and Reusing Basics

    • Reading Assignment: What is Waste Incineration?

    • Science Behind Incinerators CBC

    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Waste Incineration | WELS (Waterpedia Environmental Learning Series)

    • Reading Assignment: Pollution from incinerators

    • Reading Assignment: Clean Energy and Sustainable Waste Management!

    • Section 5 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 5 - What happens to all the waste?

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    Section 6: Extended Producer Responsibility

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    Section 7: Working together? – Government and Private Enterprise

    • Reading Assignment: Privatization: Saving Money and Maximizing Efficiency

    • Reading Assignment: Waste & Recycling Services Collection Services Review

    • Privatize Waste Management!

    • Reading Assignment: Are Franchising Agreements the Future of Waste and Recycling

    • Reading Assignment: What Is the Utilities Sector?

    • Could privatizing garbage collection save money

    • Section 7 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 7 - Working together – Government and Private Enterprise

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    Section 8: Landfill Management

    • Reading Assignment: Mapping Landfill

    • What is LiDAR?

    • Reading Assignment: Landfill Mining

    • Breakthrough documentary on Landfill Mining

    • Reading Assignment: Landfill Report - City of Kelowna

    • Reading Assignment: Landfill Gas Utilization

    • How Gasification Turns Waste Into Energy

    • Reading Assignment: Wet or Dry Landfills

    • Reading Assignment: Dry Tombs

    • How Does a Modern Landfill Work

    • Section 8 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 8 - Landfill Management

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    Section 9: Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

    • Reading Assignment: What Is a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

    • The MRF 2.0 Single Stream Video

    • Reading Assignment: New Recycling Process

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 9 - Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

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    Section 10: Hazard, Medical and Special Waste

    • What is Hazardous Waste

    • Reading Assignment: What is Bio-Medical Waste

    • What is BIOMEDICAL WASTE

    • Reading Assignment:- Different types of Medical Waster

    • Management of Biomedical Waste in Florida

    • Reading Assignment: Medical Waste Treatment Methods

    • Reading Assignment: Alberta Special Waste Treatment Facility

    • Reading Assignment: What is Special Waste

    • Tour the Special Waste Collection Center

    • Reading Assignment: Hazardous Waste Regulations

    • Section 10 - Quiz

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 10 - Hazard, Medical and Special Wast

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    Section 11: Composting and Organic Waste

    • What Is Composting and How Does it Work

    • Reading Assignment: Municipal Solid Waste Organics Processing

    • Food waste recycling - creating a circular economy

    • Section 11 - Writing Assignment 1

    • Writing Assignment: Create Action Plan

    • Student Discussion forum for Section 11 - Composting and Organic Waste

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    Section 12: Wrap up and Conclusion

    • Assignment: Wrap things up

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    Section 13: Final Exam - Sustainable Waste Management

    • Final Exam

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    Section 14: Resources

    • Sustainable Waste Management - Glossary

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    Section 15 - Thank You - and we hope you enjoyed this journey. Are you ready for more?

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