Many people are not aware that we are now in the stage, where waste management already needs focus. Some are not yet aware that waste is already a problem in many cities and this is the reason why we are not doing something to help in suppressing this issue. It could have been better if we are all concern about how we dispose waste. But, the thing is that we just keep on generating waste. If this continues, then wastes will just keep on coming from all parts of the city. That could either come from residential and commercial areas.
The time has come to do something that is helpful. Why can’t we be responsible citizens and practice waste management. Do you know that this is something about treating wastes and giving solutions on how we are going to recycle or reuse it instead of simply throwing everything in the bin? If you cannot practice such, then there won’t be enough space to keep the garbage. We should not let that happen or else we will all end up with contaminated land and water. Therefore, we will all suffer from different illnesses. Let us all be serious in dealing with this issue before it’s too late.
Impact to the Environment
Do you know improper waste disposal may lead to a serious problem that may greatly affect the environment? We all know that we have landfills and collected garbage is directed there. Some of them just dig a hole and bury the garbage there. But, we cannot really determine the contents of the collected garbage. What if there are wastes there that will not rot? When that happens, garbage will actually produce bad odor and may even generate a methane gas. That will actually explode and affect the greenhouse. There will also be a production of leachate that will cause pollution.
What to do with our wastes?
The best thing that we can do is to reduce our waste at home because one of the major contributors of waste is from household use. So, what do you think shall we do to help in reducing the production of wastes?
If we are going to the supermarket or shopping malls, then it would be best to bring our own shopping bags. In such way, we can reduce collecting plastic or paper bags. Pretty sure that after shopping, you will just throw those paper and plastic bags away.
If you have empty containers at home, either plastic or bottle, then do not throw them away if it is still usable. Why don’t you think of other foods or spices to fill in those containers? In such way, you are not throwing them away, instead you are reusing these containers.
Do you bring your own jug or bottle in school or your workplace? Most establishments today are using plastic or paper cups for drinking. After use, you will just throw them away, right? Now, if you are going to carry your own bottle or jug in school or your workplace, then you can help in reducing waste.