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Municipal waste

In this video Dr. Nathan B. English talks about Municipal Waste.

We begin this week by looking at the categories of waste that we as humans create. We will start with municipal waste, the waste that is generated by households.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English discuss what the municipal waste we produce is made up of and where it goes. He also examines the demographics of waste production among higher and lower-income nations and how municipal waste generation is increasing across them.

Video guide

Since this video is a little longer than most videos in this course, here is a guide to the topics it covers.

Topic Timestamp
Types of waste 0:15
Municipal solid waste 3:20
Sources and disposal strategies 5:00
Waste generation and affluence 6:25
Future waste generation 9:35
Right to repair 12:00

Now it’s your turn

Given the information that Dr. English provides in this video, what are some ways that you and your household could reduce your municipal waste contribution? What are some policies your government could institute to reduce municipal waste? Share you thoughts in the comments.

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