3 methods of waste disposal

The waste which we are generating these days is immense. Most of the people are buying much more as consumers than they actually require. Also, the easy accessibility of e-commerce websites is another reason that we buy much more than what we actually require. The problem is that we are fast running out of space to dispose of the garbage. This is creating large waste management issues as well. We would today highlight 3 different waste management techniques which can be used in order to dispose of the waste.

The exact technique which is chosen would always be dependent on the type of the waste which is to be disposed of.

 

  1. Landfill:

In most of the cases, when the waste which is to be disposed of is decomposable, the landfill is used. In this method, the waste is dumped in a hole in the ground and after that, the soil is put over it. It leads to slow decomposition of the waste. This ensures that after a few years, it actually turns into compost rather than waste. Thus, not only compost is generated but also the land can be reused as well.

The problem is that if certain waste which is not decomposable it is put into this landfill as well, the land cannot be used for a pretty long period of time. Also, a large tract of land is always needed in order to use the landfill method of waste management.

 

  1. Burning:

Burning the waste is another popular waste management method. The problem is that there are plenty of poisonous gases which are released as well. Moreover, it adds to the air pollution significantly. This again increases the temperature. Even though the efficiency of this method is on the higher side but when you take into account the pollution which it causes, it is not advisable to do it in the longer term. The problem with burning is that if you burn waste on a large scale, we need to 1st sort out the waste materials which cannot be burned. We need to also sought out and remove the inflammable materials as well which can be pretty risky when burned. Only after this procedure, we would be able to burn the waste. On a large scale, it is very difficult to sort the waste materials according to the above 2 criteria.

 

  1. Recycling:

Recycling is one of the most environmentally friendly waste management methods which you can use. Also, it works for a wide variety of waste as well. This ensures that whether you’re dealing with electronic waste or whether you’re dealing with waste which can be decomposed, once you are able to recycle it you can be sure that it would not be waste anymore and it can be reused quite easily as well. This is one of the main advantages of using recycling technique.

 

Also, we are generating a lot of electronic waste of these days. Electronic waste can be recycled as well. There are a lot of problems in decomposing the electronic waste. Therefore, the only option which is present in front of us is to recycle it. Recycling ensures that there is no use of extra land or any other resources in order to reuse the waste.

 

Moreover, since the demand for the newer resources is also reduced, the pressure on the environment is reduced significantly as well. This is another reason why the method of recycling is used these days.

 

So, whenever you’re looking at the different methods of waste management, these 3 are the methods which are widely used. Each method has its own pros and cons and depending on the waste which is to be disposed of, the methods are selected. Also, there is an increased thrust on recycling by the governments as well as authorities all over the world in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

 

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