Principles of Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Solid Waste Management

C&EE X 438.6
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of waste reduction, recycliung, and solid waste management.
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Classroom
Starting at $999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits
3.3 CEUs

What you can learn.

  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste management
  • Characterize and design a solid waste characterization study
  • Recognize the solid waste/recycling infrastructure
  • Identify the recycling/waste management state/federal regulatory framework
  • Define recycled materials specifications and recycling markets
  • Apply recycling/MSW management technologies, conversion/alternative technology, and renewable energy
  • Design recycling/MSW processing facilities
  • Recognize the importance of the local government waste reduction, recycling programs, and environmental law

About this course:

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste management. Topics include solid waste characterization/designing a characterization study; overview of the solid waste/recycling infrastructure and the recycling/waste management state/federal regulatory framework; recycled materials specifications and recycling markets; principles of integrated waste management approach; conducting an on-site waste reduction/recycling assessment for businesses; interface of sustainability, climate change, and recycling/municipal solid waste (MSW) management; basic environmental metrics for waste reduction and recycling; recycling/waste management aspects of life cycle analysis; greenhouse gas/carbon footprint of recycling and waste management practices; basics of landfill design, operations, and closure/post-closure maintenance; recycling/MSW management technologies; conversion/alternative technology and renewable energy; basic principles of recycling/MSW processing facility design; local government waste reduction and recycling programs; and an overview of environmental law, including coverage of specific cases. Topics are covered within the overall context of life cycle analysis and environmental sustainability/climate change, and provides a working knowledge for those interested in pursing a career in environmental sustainability and recycling/solid waste management. Includes field trips to local solid waste management and/or recycling facilities

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Eugene Tseng, Julie Hast
362706
Fee:
$999.00
3 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
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Notes

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 7, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2018
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Sep 24, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Oct 1, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Oct 8, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Oct 15, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Oct 22, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Mon Dec 3, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216

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