All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations, and cited per APA guidelines. Minimum 250 words
Why is the proper disposal of HHW important? How can it affect human health and the environment?
How should your waste be disposed of properly? What can you do to reduce the amount of household hazardous waste you produce?
Essay #1 350 words
For this assignment, navigate to https://www.epa.gov/hw/criteria-definition-solid-waste-and-solid-and-hazardous-wasteexclusions. Using this site and the links in it, you should be able to answer the following questions. If you want to look at other sources, you may. 1. The waste your company creates in a process is on the EPA’s F-list. It has the following characteristics: None of the ingredients, substitutes, or materials are returned to the original process. The material is not specifically excluded from RCRA. The material is not a military munition or inherently waste-like. Your waste is considered “abandoned” because it is accumulated before it is disposed of. Is the waste considered a solid waste that is regulated under RCRA? In your answer, describe why each characteristic does or does not make the waste a solid waste under RCRA. 2. Describe what it means if a waste is accumulated speculatively. 3. You are asked by your employer to determine if a waste is subject to RCRA. The waste is spent sulfuric acid. Use the EPA website to explain why the waste is or is not subject to RCRA. 4. Your facility produces a listed waste that is inherently waste-like and is not used as an ingredient or substitute in the original process. The waste is not specifically excluded, nor is it a military munition. Describe how you would determine if the waste is regulated as a hazardous waste under RCRA. What does it mean when a waste is “inherently waste-like” under RCRA? Your response must be in essay format and should be a minimum of 300 words in length. Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.