Waste Material Management (Handbook),

an Approach to the General Theory of

ardous materials disposal, waste management training and education

by Henry C. Landa, M.S.M.E. (I.E.), M.B.A., P.E.

Waste Material Management, An Approach to the General Theory of   by Henry C. Landa, (2011) FICOA, 133 pp., 29 cm./11.5 in., soft cover, list $15.50 postpaid in U.S.      A guide to solving the problem of waste material management; education of personnel in all types of organizations regarding waste material disposal, reduction, and utilization; a curriculum outline (and text) for a college-level course or internally-managed organization seminars; and a guide for management in developing the most economically and environmentally sound program of waste management for the entire organization in the short, medium, and long run. [This description is not a review and was written by the editor of the book.]

Excerpt: Table of Contents of the WMM/aAttGTo (immediately above)

Research and Development;  

Non-Acquisition / Acquisition Reduction;

Substitution;  

Reduced Internal Waste;  

Reduced External Waste;  

Reuse;  

Levels of Use of Packaging;  

Packaging Reuse; 

Displacement;

Outsourcing the Process;  

Segregation and Separation;  

Education;  

Re-Manufacture;  

De-Manufacture, Salvage and Recycling;  

Recycling; 

Decomposition;  

Chemical Recomposition;  

Accumulation and Storage while seeking an Ultimate Solution;  

Landfill;  

Encasement;  

Incineration;

Marketing;  

Institutional and Governmental Roles;

Economics;  

The Productivity Triad;

Readings & References  

Glossary;

the Little Green Book of Chairman Landa; 

As a College Course (suggested course management);

Topic Outline for Entire Course;

Material Research Topic Outline;

The Nature of the Scientific Method;

Qualifying the Recycler

Junkyard Technology

Experiment / Research Report Format;

Problem Solving Procedure; a management tool

Brainstorming

Inexpensive, Convenient, and Joy in Disposal and Recycling

The Method; the Procedure used to develop a solution to the disposal of a waste material

Sample Syllabus, 1 credit course at UWM

Direct Feed to Processing Recyclers

Peak shaving

Exchanges as Infrastructure for Waste and Surplus Materials

Engineers:  “This is what we do.”

Drop Shipping

The End of the Packaging Game ... as We Know It

“In the Common Interest”: The Recycling Association

Waste Fat from the Household, an Assignment of Mundane Research; the Grass-Roots Method

 

 Index          

 

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[Cataloging Data]

Landa

    Waste Material Management, An Approach to the General Theory of, 4th Edition  Henry  C.  Landa and Douglas Cox Landa

    115 p., 28 cm. (8.5" wide x 11" high); Soft cover; $15.50

A guide to solving the problem of waste material management; education of personnel in all types of organizations regarding waste material disposal, reduction, and utilization; a curriculum outline for a college-level course or an internally-managed organization seminar; and a guide for management in developing the most economically and environmentally sound program of waste management for the entire organization in the short, medium, and long run.

    ISBN 0-931974-19-4

    1. Landa, Henry C.     2. Waste material, minimization, disposal, and management / College course curriculum

    TD 1030 L2.53x 2009             628.4 L253                  [end of Cataloging Data]

 

An excerpt from Waste Material Management:

the Little Green Book of Chairman L

[This is a tongue-in-cheek presentation which  abstracts the theories (or principles) set forth in this work. It is a bit of a parody of the Chinese Communist commandments derived from the thoughts of Mao Tse-tung as enunciated in "The Little Red Book of Chairman Mao".]

1. Research and develop information on the material and the process.

2. The material that is not acquired needs no disposal.

3. Substitute a material that carries a lesser disposal cost.

4. Reduce all internal waste.

5. Reduce all external waste.

6. Reuse the materials.

7. Reuse the packaging.

8. Outsource the process.

9. Separate and segregate waste early in the process.

10. Educate everybody in your system, inside and outside.

11. Re-manufacture and retrofit products.

12. De-manufacture, salvage, and recycle all that you can.

13. Decompose waste materials into less obnoxious or into more valuable forms.

14. Recompose, chemically, and restore the material into its original or convert into another useful form.

15. Accumulate, segregate, and store waste materials while seeking an ultimate solution.

16. Use landfill as a last resort for disposal.

17. Encase toxic, non-degradable materials for permanent storage / burial.

18. Incinerate after segregation and with great care.

19. Develop markets for your wastes.

20. Be aware of, examine closely, and connect with institutions and governments.

21. Apply short and long run economic measures to your processes.

22. There are environmental and public relations impacts based on your policies and practices of waste material management.

 

These brief "thoughts" require intense examination and explanation and, in no way, replace the text previously offered. These "thoughts" are no more than a bare-bones summary of waste management principles.

September 2012

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