Week 7 Recyling Facilities Group Presentation Stephanie Cryer Sandra Cuevas Pin Chen Samantha James Yolinda Zhangs
Greetings! Overview of Environmental Health. Environmental health involves those aspects of public health concerned with the factors, circumstances, and conditions in the environment or surroundings of humans that can exert an influence on health and well-being.
Environmental health provides the basis of public health. Improvements in sanitation, drinking water quality, food safety, disease control, and housing conditions have been central to the significant improvement in quality of life and longevity experienced over the last hundred years. Environmental health practice addresses emerging health risks arising from the pressures that human development places on the environment. Office of Health Protection (OHP) Home: Environmental health - Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia. This site includes material maintained by the Department of Health as well as selected links to environmental health material produced by others across Australia and internationally.
What is Environmental Health? Environmental health is defined in the National Environmental Health Strategy as those aspects of human health determined by physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment and encompasses the assessment and control of those factors. Environmental Health is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.
The Department of Health has an important role in protecting the health of Victorians from the potential health effects of environmental hazards by raising awareness of environmental hazards in the community, providing technical guidance and advice and informing state and national policy. Environmental Health Officers are employed by local governments to work directly with communities on environmental health issues. Environmental Health - WSLHD. Environmental Health & Safety Policy. Policy Statement As part of our commitment to achieving the principles of environmental sustainability in our workplace, we recognise our moral and legal responsibility to ensure that our activities, products and services are designed to enhance the environment in the communities in which we operate, and to ensuring that our operations do not place the local community or environment at risk of harm.
Aims & Objectives We are committed to environmental improvement and prevention of pollution. We will work with our customers, suppliers and the community to adopt procedures that – Responsibilities We recognise that the overall responsibility environmental sustainability rests with management, who will be accountable for the implementation of this policy. Recycling Programs-Environmental Health & Safety. Battery RecyclingFluorescent Bulb RecyclingGreen Practices and Other Campus RecyclingOil Recycling In ongoing efforts to reduce our impact on the environment, Carnegie Mellon utilizes recycling as a preferred disposal method of hazardous and solid wastes.
Recycling efforts are managed by the Environmental Health & Safety Office and the Facilities Management Services (FMS) Environmental Coordinator. Australian Government National Water Commission - Environmental health management. Environment Protection Authority. Waste is defined by the Environment Protection Act 1970 as any matter, whether solid, liquid, gaseous or radioactive, which is discharged, emitted or deposited in the environment in such volume, constituency or manner as to cause an alteration of the environment.
Generally waste is any material or substance that is of no further use and has been discarded. If not properly managed waste can cause pollution and adverse impacts on the environment. Disposing of waste that could be reused or recycled is often a waste of resources, a lost opportunity and a waste of money. Types of waste Municipal wastes are typically collected from households by local councils through kerbside collections.
Burwood Council. Clean_up_australia_recycling_factsheet.pdf. E-waste: Recycling industry and councils frustrated by scheme in Australia 2015. John Gertsakis, chief sustainability officer at e-waste recycle service Infoactiv.
Photo: Erin Jonasson The rubbish heap of last season's televisions and computers is growing faster than ever, prompting calls for an increase to the intake targets of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. Clean-Up Australia Facts Sheet 2015. Clean-Up Australia Fact Sheet 2009. E-waste report in Australia 2008. National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme 2011. Europe doesn't properly recycle most of its electronic waste. You probably know that you should recycle your old tech when you're done with it, but getting other people to do the same?
That's quite hard, apparently. The United Nations and INTERPOL have found that only 35 percent of the European Union's electronic waste in 2012, about 3.2 million imperial tons, was recycled properly. The rest (6.1 million tons) was either exported, recycled improperly or trashed. And that's a problem beyond just the expected environmental issues, such as toxins making their way into landfills.
Ewaste-in-china. West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste. As measures by countries in East and Southern Africa to prevent the dumping of e-waste take effect, West Africa has become a destination for old computers, mobile devices and components.
European Commission and U.N. studies show that West Africa is becoming a dumping site for e-waste from various parts of the world. Meanwhile, communication technology and services firm Ericsson says West Africa is becoming highly affected by e-waste, relative to other regions on the continent. The problem is compounded by the fact that most countries in Africa do not have e-waste recycling facilities. The lack of facilities results in careless disposal of electronic products. Ericsson is moving to address the issue, and last week partnered with mobile phone service provider MTN Benin to launch the first e-waste collection center and awareness drive in the West African country.
Watch Your Dead Tech Get Demolished at an E-Waste Recycling Plant. Electronic waste by the WHO. 10 Ways Recycling Hurts the Environment. Humans People talk about recycling like it’s some sort of superhero—just by throwing that plastic bottle in the green bin, you’re doing your part to punch pollution in its oily kidneys and leave the world a greener, healthier place.
And yeah, re-using old materials is a great way to reduce the impact on the environment . . . if it works. But sometimes the theory is better than the practice. Here are ten ways recycling actually hurts the environment. Contamination Gets Around Contamination is one of the biggest obstacles in the recycling industry right now. The worst part is that sometimes we don’t know when something’s contaminated—until it’s too late. Air Pollution Is Still A Problem The recycling process itself produces a lot of pollutants—from the exhaust billowing out of recycling trucks to energy used at recycling plants.
The thing is, you can’t separate garbage trucks from recycling trucks—there’s no lesser evil. Advantages and Disadvantages of Recycling. Many of us feel overwhelmed by the tern ‘recycling’.
Recycling is nothing but process of using old or waste products into new products. It makes us feel proud of taking an important step towards reducing pollution and recycling is a fun activity especially when done in groups. Recycling Statistics - Is Recycling Worth It. To resolve the environmental debate once and for all, experts have begun to conduct detailed life-cycle analyses on recycled goods, calculating the energy consumed from the moment they're picked up by recycling trucks until they are processed into brand-new products. When compared with the amount of energy required to send the same goods to landfills or incinerators and make new products from scratch, the results vary dramatically, depending on the material. Aluminum, for example, requires 96 percent less energy to make from recycled cans than it does to process from bauxite.
At the other end of the spectrum, recycled glass uses only about 21 percent less energy--but it still comes out ahead, according to a study by Washington-based environmental consultant Jeffrey Morris. Recycled plastic bottles use 76 percent less energy and newsprint about 45 percent less, he found. That doesn't mean the system is always efficient. Electronic Landfill Research. Volunteer for Social Change. NRDC Greening Advisor: Proper disposal of batteries, electronics, and hazardous waste. Proper disposal of batteries, electronics, and hazardous waste When batteries, thermostats, electronics, oil, and other potentially hazardous wastes are improperly disposed of, they can harm public health and the environment.
Batteries and e-waste—such as computers, printers, and cell phones—contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. When they are thrown away in the trash, they end up in landfills, and these toxic compounds can leach into soil and water, polluting lakes and streams and making them unfit for drinking, swimming, fishing, and supporting wildlife. Fortunately, there is a solution: returning your used electronics for responsible recycling, rather than throwing them in the trash. In addition to making sure these wastes are disposed of correctly, where possible, you should purchase less-toxic and reusable products to reduce the amount of potentially hazardous wastes needing disposal. Know Where It Goes Additional Resources. Facts_and_Figures_on_EWaste_and_Recycling.pdf.
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) From Biki Major health promotion initiatives Government Responses Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986, is an internationally accepted health promotion Policy with health goals as specified by the World Health Organization (WHO). These goals are to: Developing Personal Skills Providing information about health and giving people the opportunity to continue to develop personal skills that will enable greater control over personal health. Creating Supportive Environments. 1. Clean Up Australia. 1. E-waste Recycling Day- City of Melbourne. 2. National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme - Product weights and recycling targets - Fact sheet. 2. National Television & Computer Recycling Scheme.
3. LG Recycling Policy for Products in North America, Chine, Korea. 4. National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme: the role of co-regulatory arrangements - Fact sheet. This fact sheet provides information about the role of co-regulatory arrangements under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. 5. The Product Safety System ACCC. On this page: How does the current system work? There are around 15 000 types of products available in Australia, but this number increases greatly when you factor in different brands. The product safety system in Australia is a mixture of measures that relies on consumers, suppliers and government agencies working together to ensure new and existing products work safely. This combination of measures includes: 6. E-waste Recycling in SA. 7. Designed for the Dump. E waste Recycling Pickup, We Recycle E-waste (Local Initiative)
E-waste recycling in Melbourne (Local Initiative) E-waste Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Local Initiative) Recycling E-Waste Responsibly (Local Initiative) Occupational health hazards related to informal recycling of E-waste in India: An overview. SUEZ Environnement. Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to wildlife, humans and our environment. E-Waste Recycling & Toner Recycling. It is estimated that in Australia today, more than 20 million electronic or electrical items are no longer being used and are sitting, redundant, in offices and homes around the country. Waste Account, Australia, Experimental Estimates, 2013. Did you know? Waste education. Page Content School education. 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' E-waste Recycling Quote. The security of any data stored on your IT equipment, phones or storage mediums should be carefully managed.
It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure all data is wiped or erased from the device(s) before it is collected for recycling. Please be aware that file deletion does not mean privacy data has been fully removed. Information and software related to data wiping and erasure can be found on the following sites: Blancco, Active@KillDisk and Eraser. However, any data that cannot be removed from IT equipment or mobiles will be destroyed during the recycling process.