Course: Waste management

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Course title Waste management
Course code USSV/KHOO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Baťa Robert, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Environmental conditions in life of company. Act no. 185/2001 Coll., on waste. Waste categories and its characteristics, impacts on environment. Dangerous and toxic waste. Waste occurrence and its evidence in a company. Recycling and use of waste. Waste liquidation. Poison and toxic materials, environmental risks. Plan of rational waste management.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course follows up with the issue of the technology of production and goods and the enterprise theory. Students are acquainted with basic knowledge of ecological conditions in life of company. The accent is put on waste legislation. The course focuses on waste categories, its occurrence, recycling and liquidation. Furthermore, the attention is paid to rational company management and treatment with waste according modern aproaches to environmental protection.
Student will be able to find a structure in some topics in waste management in public administration and privat sector.
Basic knowledge on economy, management and law. Basic knowledge of chemistry and physics (student should have an idea about the names of some basic chemical elements and composition of certain simple chemical compounds. It would also be familiar with commonly used physical units and their conversions).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Home assignment evaluation

Examination granting is conditioned by attendance at lectures.
Recommended literature
  • Zákon č. 185/2001Sb., o odpadech, ve znění pozdějších předpisů..
  • ALTMAN, V. Odpadové hospodářství. Ostrava: VŠB - TU, 1996..
  • BENEŠ, B. Odpadové hospodářství. Praha: Verlag Dashöfer, 2006..
  • HLAVATÁ, M. Odpadové hospodářství. Ostrava: VŠB - TU, 2004..
  • KRAMER, M., STREBEL, H., KAYSER, G. Internationales Umweltmanagement, Band III. Gabler, 2003..
  • KRAMER, M., URBANIEC, M., RIETSCHELOVÁ, I. Mezinárodní management životního prostředí II.Praha: C.H. Beck, 2005..
  • PETRŽÍLEK, P. . Zákon o odpadech a suvisející předpisy s komentářem. Praha: ASPI, 2002..

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