Waste- unwanted useless material also known as garbage, trash, rubbish, refuse. Major environmental issue everywhere since the industrial revolution is waste. Imagine if we dump all the junk, rubbish and garbage in a nearby land or river and there is no one to supervise. What you think would happen? A disaster!
Here are some environmental effects that can be caused by trash:
·Plants get contaminated when hazardous chemicals get into them through soil if humans eat contaminated vegetables or fruit there can be a negative effect on their health. So contaminated soil can put a very bad effect on human health as well as on the environment.
·Industrial waste that contains harmful chemicals and ends up in water bodies can change the chemical composition of water negatively this whole thing is known as water pollution and it affects the ecosystem exists in the water. This also affects the animals who drink that contaminated water.
·Land and air pollution are other effects of the waste which can occur due to poor management practices and can cause health issues like the respiratory problem and many other.
For the proper treatment of waste and to stop the pollution we have waste management, it is the process of treating solid waste and finding the variety of solutions for recycling it.
Various methods of waste management Calgary that are used there to make their surroundings clean and safe:
·Landfills: It is the most popular method of disposal used it includes burying of garbage in the land. There is a process in which the odor or danger of the waste is eliminated before it is placed in the ground. In developing countries landfills are commonly found. Though this method can give rise to air and water pollution many are now reconsidering the use of it.
·Plasma gasification: This method is used during the treatment of solid waste as molecular bonds of waste are broken down because of intense heat in the vessel. It is the destruction of dangerous materials and waste.This form of disposal provides renewable energy.
·Recycling: We can say it is a process of converting waste into a new product. Recycling means the reduction of energy, reduction of air and pollution, reduce the volume of landfills, reduce greenhouse emulsion and prevent natural resources.
·Combustion: Municipal wastes are burned at high temperature to convert them into residue or gaseous product. This process is also known as a thermal treatment.
·Composting: It is a process that takes remains of kitchen, garden, plants and turns them into nutrient-rich food for plants. It allows organic material to sit in one place for some period of time until microbes decompose it.
One should try to reduce the creation of waste and it can be done by recycling the things, for example, you can recycle old jars, bags, or other old items by repairing them rather than buying a new one. Besides the environmental benefits, this whole process of trash management is also beneficial for health. Removing waste from public places reduces the risk to overall health and also decreases exposure to biohazards.
Here are some reasons that why waste management in the proper way is important:
First is safety and for safety, it is important to check that you are disposing or storing your trash properly as it can be harmful to you and others also. Recycling helps you to reduce the waste and reuse your materials and it's a simple and easy method of waste management that even lets you earn extra money by selling your recyclables. Last but not the least and most important one it helps you to save the environment as it prevents hazardous material from contaminating the environment.