Solid Waste Is a Product of Life

1751 WordsJun 23, 20188 Pages
Solid waste management Appendix: 1. Introduction 2. Solid waste management methods 3. Landfill and recycling of organics 4. Hazardous waste handling 5. Solid waste management in UAE and worldwide 6. Conclusion (effective waste management impacts) Solid waste management Introduction: Waste is a product of life, specifically human life in the modern times as it has proven to apply the greatest impact on earth among all other life-forms. In the pre-modern period wast was basically produced as ashes and biodegradable waste. Thus, since people started forming large communities and build cities, and to put it more accurately, when the population density started rising significantly, waste management became an…show more content…
Afterward, special compacting vehicles proceed to compact the deposited waste to reduce the volume occupied by the waste. Each day the layer of waste is covered by soil usually, although other materials can be used as a cover to the waste working layer like wood special chemical layers called Blankets. Such procedure of covering the daily waste deposit forms what is called as 'daily cell'. This method of landfill is not considered to be completely Eco-friendly, not even when it is performed by the highest standards and the procedure followed all health regulations. Still pollution is expected in form of leakage of poisonous materials from the landfills which leads to water contamination. Moreover, gases are produced inside landfills due to decomposing waste, like methane gas, which is highly flammable and dangerous. Organic recycling is about environmental protection and care. It is about respecting our planet and its natural resources. It transforms our organic waste into something else that can be used for other purposes. Just like recycling metals by smelters, and glass through furnaces the method is done by composting organic matter (waste) and benefiting from what ever left in that waste to fertilize the soil. This process definitely plays its part in reducing the volumes of waste sent to landfills daily by a significant amount. There are also other types of organic recycling
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