Solid Waste Management

A primer on the best practices for managing solid waste

What you will learn:

  1. Analyzing global waste generation trends

  2. Classifying solid waste by its source and type

  3. Listing components of waste management

  4. Describing methodology for targeting zero waste goals

Requirements

This is an introductory course and no prior knowledge of waste management is required

Description:

This course is approved for 1 GBCI Continuation Education (CE) credits. After completing the course, you can report your credit towards LEED credential maintenance.

Innovative waste management techniques are empowering cities, companies and communities to reduce their waste footprints. The inspiration comes from nature- where waste becomes a resource, a nutrient and an economic asset.

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of solid waste management, focusing on the best practices to mitigate climate change, pollution and reduce volumes of waste. It also provides clarity on the principles of zero waste, with the help of several examples and case studies.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to assess the potential of different waste management systems in getting to zero waste goals.

Who is this course for:

  1. Students with a keen interest in sustainability

  2. Urban planners interested in waste management solutions

  3. Environmental consultants interested in waste management solutions

  4. Professionals working on zero waste projects

Course Reviews

"Very educational and enjoyable course , which should be thought to all school children , who are our next generations of world leaders , so they can understand the importance of Waste Management."

-Gary Massey

"Great content"

-Mungandi Mubitelela

"Very informative, and to the point"

-Clinton Oosthuizen

"Great Introduction about waste. Thanks to instructor."

- Md. Abdullah Al Mamun