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Solid Waste Management: IWM

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Integrated waste management is a system of steps devised to make the best use of disposed solid waste items. The goal is to take as much permanent waste out of the waste stream as possible.

Which of the following steps of integrated waste management should be carried out LAST?

A

Attempting to reduce the amount of garbage before it is created.

B

Trying to recycle materials that can be used again.

C

Trying to reuse or repurpose items that are not broken or damaged.

D

Incinerating items in a waste to energy converter.

E

Burying non-hazardous material in a sanitary landfill.