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Waste management: Quiz


Question 1: This gas can create odor problems, kill surface vegetation, and is a ________.
Global warmingGreenhouse gasOzone depletionCarbon dioxide

Question 2: Another common byproduct of landfills is gas (mostly composed of methane and ________), which is produced as organic waste breaks down anaerobically.
Carbon cycleCarbon sinkGreenhouse gasCarbon dioxide

Question 3: ________ and gasification are two related forms of thermal treatment where waste materials are heated to high temperatures with limited oxygen availability.

Question 4: Waste hierarchy - The waste hierarchy refers to the "3 Rs" reduce, reuse and ________, which classify waste management strategies according to their desirability in terms of waste minimization.
RecyclingEcological footprintBiofuelZero waste

Question 5: Deposited waste is normally compacted to increase its density and stability, and covered to prevent attracting vermin (such as ________ or rats).
MouseHouse mouseAnimalModel organism

Question 6: Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, ________ or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials.
BiofuelZero wasteRecyclingEcological footprint

Question 7: Older, poorly-designed or poorly-managed landfills can create a number of adverse environmental impacts such as wind-blown litter, attraction of vermin, and generation of liquid ________.
CompostingAnaerobic digestionLeachateSewage treatment

Question 8: [1] The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or ________.
Applied aestheticsArthur SchopenhauerDavid HumeAesthetics

Question 9: Incineration is a controversial method of waste disposal, due to issues such as emission of gaseous ________.
PollutionMarine pollutionWater pollutionAir pollution

Question 10: In ________, the city government charges its households and industries for the volume of rubbish they produce.


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