**Hazardous Waste Stream (updated) by Robin Coyne

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Introduction

Not in My Back Yard!

Our global society is very concerned with implementing environmentally sensitive handling of products that can or will harm the Earth and it inhabitants. "Green" practice is now becoming a global business model, and yet we are reminded daily that it is hard to enforce unilaterally and the world is in a game of "catch up" with serious consequences for future generations if it doesn't. The need for environmental oversight is clear: Without awareness,education, regulation and monitoring, toxic waste streams will continue to grow.

In today's world it is unacceptable to continue the practice of dumping or illegally disposing of toxic and poisonous waste products. The automotive industry is one of the largest contributors to hazardous waste generation over the life of a given product. This lesson series is designed to provide awareness of the problem as it relates to the automotive industry and to show that the waste stream can be managed with green practices during and after the usable life of an automobile. Also, involvement in green practices can start in your own "back yard" or community.

Lesson Time

Five class periods
322 Minutes
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Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation Transportation

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