ERIC Number: ED314277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Waste. Choices for Communities.
Knaus, Andy; And Others
The purpose of this booklet is to provide an introduction to the many complex issues of waste management in the United States. It is designed to raise public awareness of the serious impact of current waste generation and disposal practices and to promote alternatives. It encourages citizens to involve themselves in decisions about the way waste is managed in their communities and promotes the adoption of integrated systems designed specifically for their local needs. Discussed are: (1) the definition of waste; (2) human health and environmental effects; (3) costs to communities; (4) waste management; (5) legislation; (6) exemplary programs; and (7) action guidelines. Listings include over 100 information sources, 25 selected readings, and 35 references. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Hazardous Materials, Legislation, Pollution, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal, Wastes
CONCERN, Inc., 1794 Columbia Road, N.W., Washington, DC ($3.00 single copy, contact for quantity prices).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; William Bingham Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: Concern, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see SE 051 134. Photographs may not reproduce well.