Guide for waste management systems.
The population growth is directly proportional to the increasing waste deposition in the environment.
Today, waste disposal or waste management is one of the most trending topics around the planet. It is the combination of activities required for managing waste, starting from its initial stage to the final disposal. The entire process is carried under regulatory supervision and includes the following steps- waste collection, transportation, treatment and deposition. According to the study report, the world’s waste pile is supposed to grow by 70% in the next thirty to thirty-five years. As a result, organizations are paying attention to coming up with an effective waste management plan.
With the increasing environmental problems, the entire population is following the mantra of the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. Everybody is keeping a check on their waste depositing behaviours on personal and corporate levels. After some commercial practices got restricted, local businesses are facing various consequences in their daily operations. Some of them are the ban on using plastic straws, plastic bags or cotton swabs.
The authorized members are taking initiatives to promote waste management systems. Therefore, they are focusing on the elaborate implementation of the 5 R among society.
Reduce waste deposition: It is one of the most effective techniques used under waste management systems. Reducing waste is directly related to the restricted use of unnecessary resources, such as energy, water and materials. In other words, the lesser the use of unwanted resources less is the hustle to manage waste.
Reuse waste materials: The next step focus on using reusable or renewable resources. Reusing old items not only reduces waste deposits but also saves money. On the other hand, it also conserves the energy and resources required to manufacture new products. We must remember that it is always better to reuse than dump into landfills.
Recycle waste products: It is the process of using waste materials for producing other goods and products. Most products found in the market today come with a recyclable tag.
Recover waste materials: It retains waste without any pre-processing. For example, waste oils get used for recovering energy. In return, it reduces our dependency on limited resources- coal or imported oil.
Residual management of unwanted materials: It is the last R in the waste management program. Residual management refers to the deposition of solid waste materials in landfills and liquid wastes go-to septic tanks or sewers. Therefore, residual management is of high priority as it might cause environmental damage if not deposited correctly.