We are currently seeing the government and other ecosystem advocates campaigning for a greener and healthier planet. As countries continue to evolve and progress the more amount of waste planet earth emits. One of the biggest issues we have right now is waste disposal. Below is some important information that could contribute to our awareness in taking good care of our one and only planet.
Waste disposal has usually two methods: through land or water. In cities wherein informal settlers are a common part of a country’s socio-economic problem, waste disposal becomes a very serious problem causing the streets and creeks to overflow during the rainy season.
As a preventative measure, large trucks equipped with Brisbane drain cleaners are being used to suction all non-biodegradable materials including oil and grease trapped in the manholes to reduce flooding on certain areas.
The most common method of trash disposal is through the landfill. Using the landfill has been effective and cost efficient since the main cost of operating one goes to garbage collection and transportation. But there are studies that landfill can cause water contamination so they are looking for more ways to effectively dispose our daily trash.
Educating people on different types of waste and how to properly dispose of them can contribute to the problem. Mainly waste is classified into the following:
Hazardous waste- are reactive, flammable and chemically loaded waste. These are being emitted by industrial plants, mining sites, oilfields and factories. Liquid waste and sludge should be composed of at least 25% solid and 75% liquid. A special process of proper liquid waste disposal is being used to handle these type of waste.
Non-Hazardous- they are not being viewed as an immediate threat to the environment. Household trash and other non-biodegradable materials are often included in this classification.
Special Wastes- Are composed of radioactive materials and medical waste. These type of waste are being handled using a specialized process and disposed of in a separate landfill. Hospital waste should undergo different stages of segregation and treatment in a sterile environment.
What can we do to to help reduce waste production:
Practice trash segregation- provide a separate container where to put our trash. Segregate them into 3 classifications. Biodegradable ( leftover foods, scraps and animal waste), Non-biodegradable (plastics, sanitary napkins, toilet papers), and Recycled (water bottles, soda cans, plastic cups and juice PET bottles). Recycled materials can be sold or donated to local junk shops as well.
Schedule your weekly garbage collection- It would be easier for landfills to work efficiently and effectively if trash segregation is being practised. For example, all biodegradable trash should be disposed of twice a week ( Mondays and Fridays), non-biodegradable waste materials should be collected once a week (Wednesdays).