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You are the chief environmental officer of an industrial operation of your choosing. Describe your operation, its different components or stages, the materials used and the type of wastes generated. What is your waste management plan and approach for protecting the environment and human health?

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Waste management
You are the chief environmental officer of an industrial operation of your choosing. Describe your operation, its different components or stages, the materials used and the type of wastes generated. What is your waste management plan and approach for protecting the environment and human health?
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Role of chief environmental officer: The role of chief environmental officer or chief sustainability officer (CSO) is to address and manage the sustainability issues. Each company will have a different approach to sustainability because they will need to match it with the core values and strategic direction of the company. Ultimately the CSO will want to drive business growth and increase profitability, as do all the other executives, but their focus will be to integrate business objectives with corporate social and environmental responsibility. CSOs can address in their job the following ...

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A brief overview of the role of sustainability officer, different stages of waste management, materials used, types of wastes, and waste management plans and approaches.

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