This assignment introduces the student to the different profiles of municipal non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. The technologies and practices that were developed during the 1900s to treat these wastes are a major contributor to the quality of life that U.S. citizens enjoy today. The assignment also introduces students to a keystone regulation that set the stage for the regulatory foundation that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established since its inception in the 1970s.
Review Table 2.3, p. 37 in the textbook, and describe the differences between waste disposal practices at the turn of the century with current practices.
What technologies and practices were needed to develop these differences in order to be achieved? In your opinion, which of the technologies had the biggest impact? Why?
How different would life be in the United States if the waste practices in place at the turn of the century were still in effect today?
Go to www.epa.gov , and research the Solid Waste Disposal Act (1965).
Reference: Congressional Research Service. (1980). S. 1156 (96th): Solid Waste Disposal Act Amendments of 1980: Summary. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/96/s1156/summary
Identify the key elements of the act, and describe the specific issues that each regulatory element addresses.
In your opinion, how did the SWDA (1965) help in building the regulatory framework of EPA?
Your essay should be a minimum of two pages not counting your reference page. Ensure you include an introduction. You should include at least two outside sources such as the references listed above for this assignment besides your textbook. Please ensure that all outside sources, including your textbook, are cited and referenced using correct APA-style formatting. You should combine Part A and Part B into one document
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