Credit: 1 PDH Webinar
Webinar: 67 minutes
Webinar Price: $30.00
Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling 31:20 minutes
Compare the three main methods of dealing with the 700,000 tons of solid waste generated every day in the U.S.: landfill, incineration, and recycling. Explore the distinction between recycling, which is practical with many metals, and down-cycling, which is the fate of most plastics.
The Future: Engineering for Sustainability 36:26 minutes
Look beyond recycling to the higher goal of sustainability. Then close the course by considering the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003. Caused by inadequately pruned trees and a software bug, this cascading sequence of infrastructure failures holds important lessons for the world of everyday engineering.
By the end of this course the student will be able to compare the three main methods of dealing with solid waste generated every day: landfill, incineration and recycling, and summarize engineering for sustainability.