Many people don’t give a second thought to waste or the materials they discard. But there are many implications of waste, ranging from the inefficient use of raw materials to faulty products and wasted labour to the unnecessary use of energy.
Proper waste management involves the use of garbage as a valuable resource, usually by recycling items that don’t need to end up in a landfill yet. It is a process that involves not only garbage removal companies, but also households and businesses through the disposal of products they no longer have use for in a safe and efficient manner.
Source Reduction and Reuse
This is the strategy most commonly used by governments and local authorities. Reducing waste at the source is achieved by expanding recycling efforts through creating recycling networks and providing on-site food waste treatment facilities at residential and commercial properties. The objective is to reduce the heavy reliance on raw materials that are continuously getting depleted, in an effort to conserve the environment.
Recovery and Recycling
Recovery involves the use of discarded items for other meaningful uses. The discarded items usually have to go through a bit of processing to extract or recover resources, or to transform them into usable forms of energy such as fuel, electricity, or heat.
Recycling, on the other hand, involves converting trash into new products to reduce the production of fresh materials and conserve energy. Recycling is tied to the first point of source reduction, and is the third component of the waste management hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In addition to reducing the creation of new materials, recycling decreases energy usage, reduces air and water pollution, reduces the volume of trash sent to landfills, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
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