Recycling 436 - Introduction to Special Materials
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Unit 1  |  Unit 2  |  Unit 3  |  Unit 4  |  Unit 5  |  Unit 6  |  House Simulation  |  Unit 7

Unit 1. Special Materials Overview
  • What are Special Materials
  • Properties of Special Materials
  • Chemicals in Our Everyday Life
  • HHW Environmental Effects
  • Forms of Chemicals
  • Exposure to Chemicals
  • Read Product Labels
  • Categories of Special Materials
  • Sources of Special Materials
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Unit 2. Household Hazardous Waste - HHW
  • What is HHW?
  • Possible Hazards Associated with Using Chemicals
  • Safety & HHW
  • Four Classifications of HHW
  • Flammable HHW
  • Toxic HHW
  • Corrosive HHW
  • Reactive HHW
  • Storage
  • Reduction at Home

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Unit 3: e-Waste
  • Introduction to e-Waste
  • Why Is e-Waste Valuable?
  • Dangers of e-Waste
  • Computers & Peripherals
  • VCR & DVD Players
  • Televisions
  • Handheld Electronics

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Unit 4. Automotive Waste
  • What is Automotive Waste?
  • Dangers of Automotive Waste
  • Fluids
  • Tires
  • Lead Acid Batteries

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Unit 5. Bulky Items Waste
  • What is Bulky Items Waste?
  • Dangers of Bulky Items Waste
  • White Goods / Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Health and Environmental Hazards

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Unit 6. Construction & Demolition Waste (C&D)
  • What is Construction & Demolition Waste?
  • Dangers of Construction & Demolition Waste
  • Categories of Construction & Demolition Waste
  • Insulation
  • Asbestos
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Pressure Treated Wood Products

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House Simulation
  • The Virtual House allows students to visit each room in the house and see what types of Special Materials can be found in the different rooms. It will also state what the Special Material is used for and provide alternatives for some of the Special Materials listed.

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Unit 7. Special Materials Regulations
  • What are the Regulations that govern how we handle Special Waste
  • State Regulations
  • Act 101 of 1988
  • Act 155 of 1994
  • Act 190 of 1996
  • Federal Regulations
  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act {RCRA}
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response & Liability Act {CERCLA}
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