ENVR07028 2019 Waste Management

General Details

Full Title
Waste Management
Transcript Title
Waste Management
Code
ENVR07028
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Ann-Marie Duddy, Frances Lucy, Cait Coyle
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SENVI_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science
Description

This module introduces waste management at both national, regional and organisational level.  It covers waste classification and the concept of the waste management hierarchy and its application in various sectoral areas.  Waste prevention/minimisation, re-use, recovery and disposal options and technologies are addressed and their environmental impacts assessed.  The regulatory framework is also presented. 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe the various waste classification systems in common use.

2.

Describe and evaluate the various mechanisms that are used to reduce the quantity and environmental impact of specified waste streams

3.

Identify the various legislative requirements for producers and holders of waste and for waste hauliers.

4.

Explain the key policies/legislation and mechanisms for the management of selected priority waste streams (e.g. biodegradable municipal waste, packaging, ELVs etc.  

5.

Describe the principle of operation and monitoring requirements in a selected large scale waste facilities.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments, etc ). 

Module Assessment Strategies

During the delivery of this module, self-learning is encouraged among students through the use of comprehensive on-line resources including voice-supported presentations, on-line notes, and formative assessments. Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback. This approach enables the student to take timely corrective action, in the event of failure to achieve the required standard, before the results significantly impact on the final grade.

Repeat Assessments

Continuous Assessment and Final Exams may be re-taken in accordance with Faculty guidelines.   

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. Describe the various waste classification systems in common use.

Waste classification systems, EWC/LoW codes, hazardous/non hazardous wastes, by-products, end-of-waste

2. Describe and evaluate the various mechanisms that are used to reduce the quantity and environmental impact of specified waste streams

-Major waste generating sectors

-Characteristics and environmental impacts associated with waste streams generated from specified sectors

-Elements of an effective waste management strategy

- Introduction to waste prevention techniques (e.g. DfE, quality systems, green procurement, LCA

-Application of the waste management hierarchy/BAT

-Environmental authorisations (certificates of registration, permits and licences)

-Construction and demolition waste management strategies.  

3. Identify the various legislative requirements for producers and holders of waste and for waste hauliers.

Roles and statutory responsibilities of various stakeholders in waste management issues (including local authorities, EPA, public sector, private sector, producers and holders of waste and waste hauliers)

4. Explain the key policies/legislation and mechanisms for the management of selected priority waste streams

Producer Responsibility Initiatives, Extended Producer Responsibility

Circular economy

Examples of PRIs and competent authorities  (e.g. biodegradable municipal waste, packaging, ELVs etc.)  

5. Describe the principle of operation and monitoring requirements in a selected large scale waste facilities.­­­

-Introduction to waste management techniques including MBT, composting, anaerobic digestion, incineration and landfill

-Environmental monitoring associated with specified large scale waste management facilities 

Operational vs compliance monitoring 

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ 1 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1
2 MCQ 2 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 7 3
3 MCQ 3 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 10 4
4 Written Report Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 12 2,3,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom In-class lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Enquiry based learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study, preparation of reports 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Note: Best Practice Guidelines in the areas of waste management and resource efficiency are under continual review.   The student will be directed towards guidance notes from the following Agencies; Environmental Protection Agency, UK Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, EU IPPC Bureau, Cre and also towards case studies from the National Waste Prevention Programme, Clean Technology Centre and the CGPP. 

 

Journal Resources

Students will be directed to jounal articles, where applicable

URL Resources

www.epa.ie

www.cre.ie

http://www.epa.ie/waste/nwpp/

https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment

https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/legislation/Pages/default.aspx

www,irishstatutebook.ie

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None