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Waste management and environmentalism in China
This free course, Waste management and environmentalism in China, is an introduction to waste generation and waste management processes currently being practiced in China. This course explores how the Chinese can deal with increasing volumes of waste, drawing parallels with the UK experience of waste management. It also discusses the conceptual tools that can be used to make the cycle of material use, waste production and treatment more sustainable. The course ends with a brief examination of the growth of environmentalism in China.
Course learning outcomesBy the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify some of the environmental impacts of economic growth
- understand some concepts to more sustainably manage waste and resources
- identify some of the emerging social responses to China’s environmental problems
- assess individual waste management habits.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Waste in China
- 1 Waste in China
- 1.1 Municipal solid waste in China
- 1.2 Improving the treatment of MSW
- 1.3 Managing waste from cradle to grave – life-cycle assessment
- 1.4 Managing waste from cradle to cradle – circular economy
- 2 The growth of environmentalism
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