Resource & Waste Management

Time required: 45-55 minutes

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand what natural resources are and the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Recognize the relationship between natural resources and proper waste management
  • Understand and define the resource lifecycle and the waste management hierarchy
  • Identify some of Canada, New Brunswick, and UNB’s efforts toward resource and waste management

Module summary

  1. Introduction to natural resources
  2. Introduction to waste
  3. Definitions
  4. Resource and product life cycle
  5. Check your understanding
  6. Sustainable resource management
  7. Sustainable waste management
  8. Waste management hierarchy
  9. Reflection
  10. Resource and waste management in action
  11. Conclusion

Call to action

Get to know your trash by performing a waste audit.

A waste audit is an excellent tool to examine your personal waste stream. You'll sift through your trash and recycling to determine exactly what you’re throwing away.

Reducing your waste is an individual journey that is no one-size-fits-all prescription. The waste audit will pinpoint your needs and provide a roadmap for reducing waste.

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