Sustainable Waste Management
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- think critically at the highest order to analyse major challenges of waste management system
- critically assess and evaluate key characteristics of waste from different sectors (municipal, construction and demolition
- critically analyse various concept, principles, theories and practices of waste management system particularly in the Western Australian context
- compare, analyse and explain links between waste management and the built environment in the context of sustainability
- compare and synthesise theories and practices to design and report on appropriate waste management system for councils and business organizations.
- Introduction to Waste Management Composition and Characterization of Waste
- Waste Collection and Transportation
- Waste Prevention and Recycling
- Waste Treatment and Disposal
- Challenges of Waste Management System
- Construction and Demolition Waste Management
- Hazardous and Radio-active Waste Management
- Emerging ‘Zero Waste’ Concept Waste Management: Case Studies Life Cycle Design and Environmental Assessments
- Regulatory Policies and Strategies
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
The subject will provide an overview of the concepts and principles of sustainable waste management. A critical approach to theories, techniques and methods of sustainable waste and resource management will be introduced in the course to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding on waste management. The unit will cover the subject areas of definition of waste, classification and characterization of waste, 3R principles, waste treatment technologies, performance evaluation, and strategy and policy regulation. In addition, the unit will cover the emerging concept of waste management such as ‘zero waste’ in the context of circular economy.
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- Case Study Report (50%)
- Non-invigilated Test (15%)