Asked in Environmental Issues
How much solid waste in the US is Municipal Solid Waste?
over 250m tons pa in 2007
Asked in Pollution, Waste and Recycling
How much solid waste does the average American produce each day?
Just over 7lbs. (The 14th annual "State of Garbage in America" survey documents the prodigious amounts of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated/produced by U.S. residents.) In 2002, it was around six pounds (lbs)--from (low) under half a pound in Connecticut to (high) 16 pounds per day in Nevada. Americans produce more solid waste pounds than any other nation--even China. (Source, Waste Market News--Crain Communications) ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Demographics
How much waste does an average American generate through a lifetime?
3000 pounds of the nastiest dooky you can imagine
Asked in Pollution, Waste and Recycling, Mexico
How much waste water is Mexico City currently treating?
Mexico currently treats only 40% of its municipal wastewater. Only 10% of the municipal wastewater is treated currently in the Greater Mexico City Area and none of the municipal wastewater in Guadalajara, is currently treated ...
Asked in Environmental Issues
Cause and effect of solid waste pollution?
Because of human activities that affects the environment. Municipal waste, water, and solid wastes. the effects of pollution is: endanger the human lives. 1. Air gets polluted so people cant breath easily. 2. Water gets polluted by throwing of chemicals in river etc by industries 3. Land also gets polluted because there is too much waste from industries which is not taken care of and causes certain diseases . ...
Asked in Business & Finance, Waste and Recycling
What are the advantages and disadvantages of waste disposal?
There are many forms of waste disposal, but if you mean all waste disposal in general, the advantages are that we aren't swimming in our own garbage. The disadvantages are that we could one day be swimming in our own garbage. People generate much too much waste and if our processes to handle it don't change or our habits that create it don't improve, we won't be able to keep our waste removed from our lives. ...
Asked in Cows and Cattle
How much waste does the average cow produce each year?
38tonnes a year A cow does not produce 38 tons of waste a year. It produces on average 27,000lbs of waste per 1000lbs of body weight, 19,000lbs of solid waste pluse 8,000lbs of liquid. ...
Asked in Waste and Recycling
What do astronauts do about waste management?
I assume that you mean Bodily Waste. Urine and Feces are recycled to capture as much moisture as is possible. That water is recycled into drinking water (Yuck!). Any leftover solid waste is stored for later disposal. ...
Asked in Animal Life
How does the problem of garbage increase?
Solid waste is essentially garbage: waste produced in our homes, businesses and some industrial sources. Solid waste production in this country is growing in volume and in toxicity. More and more of our everyday products contain toxic chemicals, such as mercury or PBDEs (flame retardant chemicals), and these toxic products are combined with a plethora of other chemicals, which eventually impact public health and the environment. There are numerous solid waste facilities in New England, including landfills, incinerators, and a growing number of...
Asked in Pollution
How much pollution has Styrofoam caused in the world?
About 1% of the 300 million tons of solid waste produced each year in th US. I dont know about the world. ...
Asked in Nuclear Energy
How many other coal plants would it take to replace nuclear plants?
Depends on the amount of electrical energy they (need to) generate. How much does the average nuclear plant generate ? How much does the average coal plant generate ? ...
Asked in Arthropods
What is the purpose of certain arthropods releasing solid or semi solid waste instead of liquid waste?
Many arthropods live in dry, arid conditions, where water is extremely scarce. Whatever food they catch must not only provide them with protein, but also water. Therefore their digestive system is designed to extract as much moisture from the 'victims' body as is possible. This results in small, solid 'pellets' containing pieces of undigested prey - such as an insects carapace. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
How much total heat produce by 1 kg of human body weight?
That is not a straightforward answer because heat isn't produced by body weight but as a waste product of metabolism. The more metabolically active a tissue is, the more heat it will generate. So like muscle tissue will generate more heat than adipose (fat) tissue. ...