Part of North America's Largest High School Environment Competition

Waste Management

Generalized Framework

  • Define these terms: “biodegradable” and “non-biodegradable.”
  • Describe each of these biodegradation processes, including their ecological roles: composting, use of biomass, mulching.
  • Explore beneficial uses for non-biodegradable products: metal by-products, vehicle tires, methane.
  • Analyze the life cycle of a CD or DVD from materials acquisition through disposal.
  • Analyze the life cycle of a cell phone from materials extraction through disposal.

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