by Sue Watson | Mar 23, 2016 | Waste Management
Why should we be discussing waste management? Why should governments invest so much in waste management? There must be benefits of managing waste and that is why we should take an action as a culture, as a company or as a government at large to manage waste.
When waste is not managed efficiently, healthy concerns becomes a concern. Food wastes for example, draw in pests which circulate diseases. If sewage dumping is not properly handled, diseases for example, diarrhea and gastroenteritis will spread easily. Garden waste and rubbish might be a hatchery for mosquitoes which spread malaria. If wastes are not managed well, they cause air pollution. Polluted air increases the risk of respiratory disorders.
Contaminated land does not only pose a worry to human health but to the extensive ecosystem. If the land gets spoiled, it implies unproductively to horticulture and this means no food security to consumers and living things. When water gets contaminated because of improper waste management, we risk ourselves to getting ill and this will result to spending much money on prescription medication.
We have discussed the world competing for the few resources available; instead of depending so much on natural resources for production and manufacturing, why not reprocess? Local rubbish removal will help conserve natural resources. This means manufacturing and production companies do not count on natural resources alone.
Do you know how much fuel we can obtain from decomposition of waste in a disposal area? It is predicted that one tone of paper in a landfill decomposes into approximately 3000000 litres of Methane. The heat energy generated from methane is in form of natural gas which is used directly to heat homes and professional properties. It is also used to create electric power.
Talk of lack of employment and you will see the reward of waste management. Waste management companies create employment opportunities. Men and women are utilized to collect, sort and work in recycling companies.
Getting rid of unwanted junk and rubbish removal saves money in the long run, especially with a proper waste management plan in place.. This is a critical aspect when it comes to positive aspects of managing waste. When we manage waste, we are certainly reducing the risk of contacting diseases and this means less spending on medication. When we manage waste by recycling the items, we actually save on acquiring other items that perform similar function. Waste management is actually managing the resources and that is managing money.
To make it clear, if we manage wastes properly, we will be managing the resources and also we will be managing our lives.
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