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Environmental Waste Management Course

  • Price
  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 105 Hours, Part-time
  • Qualification Level 4 ABC Awards Certificate of Achievement
  • Awarded by ABC Awards
  • i Exam is included.
    Tutor is available to students.


Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules. However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.

Environmental Waste Management Course course deals mainly with the management of waste. However, waste cannot be looked upon as a separate issue to the conservation of the environment.


Conservation and Waste

    Man and conservation
    The "Space Ship Earth"
    Ecological and economic value

Domestic Waste

    The problem of industrial wastes
    The nitrogen cycle
    Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

    Methods of street cleaning
    The removal of snow
    The disposal of refuse
    Using refuse as a fertiliser
    Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

    Types of pollution
    The effects of atmospheric pollution
    Acid rain
    The greenhouse effect
    The greenhouse gases

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

    Nuclear fission
    Nuclear fuel
    Nuclear waste
    Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
    Health risks

Water and its Treatment

    Industrial effluent
    Impurities in water
    Water and health
    Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
    Methods of purification
    Recycled water
    Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

    Waste materials
    Introduction to recycling
    Recycling plastics
    Recycling metal
    Recycling glass
    Recycling paper and rags
    Recycling rubber
    Gas from landfills
    The future
    The reduction of domestic waste


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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