About This Course

Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules. However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes.

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.


Conservation and Waste

  • Man and conservation
  • The "Space Ship Earth"
  • Conservation
  • Ecological and economic value
  • Overkill

Domestic Waste

  • Sewerage
  • The problem of industrial wastes
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

  • Methods of street cleaning
  • The removal of snow
  • The disposal of refuse
  • Using refuse as a fertiliser
  • Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Types of pollution
  • The effects of atmospheric pollution
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect
  • The greenhouse gases
  • Ozone
  • Urbanisation

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
  • Health risks

Water and its Treatment

  • Industrial effluent
  • Impurities in water
  • Water and health
  • Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
  • Methods of purification
  • Recycled water
  • Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste materials
  • Dumps
  • Introduction to recycling
  • Recycling plastics
  • Recycling metal
  • Recycling glass
  • Recycling paper and rags
  • Recycling rubber
  • Gas from landfills
  • The future
  • The reduction of domestic waste


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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