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Finding Resources in Accessit
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit or more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Reducing pollution and waste by
Call Number: NFS 363.706 GRE
Publication Date: 2011
: This book looks at how waste and pollution can overwhelm natural processes, at the benefits and limitations of the 3Rs of reduction, reuse, and recycling, and the action being taken at local and global level.
Recycling and managing waste by
Call Number: NFS 363.728209 REC
Publication Date: 2010
I.D the population experts
An Australian company is hoping to develop a waste-to-energy facility in Western Australia to convert household waste into power. Find out how this technology works, and learn about some of the issues it raises for waste management in the community. Does everyone support this technology, which is relatively new to Australia?
Australians produce large volumes of waste and much of it goes to landfill, the oldest form of waste management. South Australia introduced a waste levy in an effort to manage landfill waste. Watch this clip to find out the effect of this levy on waste disposal and on a local landfill site.
What happens when you try recycling electronic waste (e-waste)? Watch this clip about the physics of recycling and find out how useful materials are captured from waste at a local materials recovery facility. Presenter Tanya Ha investigates e-waste, the products it comes from, and the recycling and sustainability challenge it pose.
Australians are quick to embrace new technology. However, the rapid rate of technological change has meant that Australia is one of the world's largest producers of electronic waste, or 'e-waste'. This clip from 2013 looks at how various community groups are working together to find a solution to this growing problem.
Current Environmental Issues
Current Environmental Issues is a collection of newspaper articles presenting current issues facing the environment and the people and technologies overcoming environmental challenges. Articles cover topics including waste disposal, renewable energy, wildlife conservation and activism.
Current Social Issues
Current Social Issues is a collection of newspaper articles presenting current issues in society including human rights, ethics, politics, war and science. Articles cover topics including cloning, education, immigration, crime, censorship. Very useful for students studying society, culture, current affairs and global issues.
This journal is designed for teachers and students of geography and environmental studies. Topics include environmentalism, conservation, politics, water supply, health and global finance. Includes maps and diagrams to further illustrate the topic issues.
This journal covers issues in the environment, natural history, biology, conservationism, geography and current affairs. Published by the National Geographic Society, a non-profit organisation determined to increase widespread geographic knowledge.
Australian Government- Dept of Environment
The National Waste Policy heralds a new, coherent, efficient and environmentally responsible approach to waste management in Australia. The policy, agreed by all Australian environment ministers in November 2009, sets Australia's waste management and resource recovery direction to 2020.