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Trashing Trash

1. List 2 disadvantages about trash dumps:
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2. What do you think the missing trash is on the pie chart on page A58?
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3. Look at the pie chart on page A58. After the yellow pie piece, which resource is found in trash the most?
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4. Choose the best description of a landfill.
a. Getting rid of trash by burning.
b. A large hole that is filled with trash over time.
c. A clay or plastic liner.
d. Getting rid of trash by throwing it out the window.

5. What does incineration mean?
a. A large hole that is filled with trash over time.
b. Getting rid of trash by throwing it out the window.
c. Getting rid of trash by burning.
d. A clay or plastic liner.

6. List 2 disadvantages of incineration:
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7. Imagine that your are in charge of getting rid of your town’s trash. If you had to choose between burning it and burying it, which method would you use? Give reasons for your choice.
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Created by Janice Demond 2002