Waste management is the precise name for the collection, transportation, disposal or recycling and monitoring of waste. This term is assigned to the material, waste material that is produced through human being activity.
Improper waste disposal not only has an impact on humans but also on the environment. When waste disposal isn’t done correctly, it can affect the following:
Soil contamination – Soil contamination has a harmful effect on human health. It will increase the exposure to toxic and harmful chemicals thus increasing health threats to people living nearby and on the degraded land. Living, working or playing in the contaminated soil can lead to respiratory diseases, skin diseases, and other diseases.
Water contamination – The main problem caused by water pollution is that it kills organisms that depend on these water bodies. Dead fish, crabs, birds and sea gulls, dolphins, and many other animals often wind up on beaches, killed by pollutants in their habitat. Pollution disrupts the natural food chain as well.
Pollution – Pollution not only affects humans by destroying their respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological systems; it also affects the nature, plants, fruits, vegetables, rivers, ponds, forests, animals, etc, on which they are highly dependent for survival.
Effect on global warming – The emission of greenhouse gases particularly CO2 is leading to global warming. Every other day new industries are being set up, new vehicles come on roads and trees are cut to make way for new homes. All of them, in a direct or indirect way, lead to an increase in CO2 in the environment.
Improper waste disposal has severe effects on not only the environment but on our future in this country. Having an experienced and licenced professional waste disposal company, like SA Zero Waste will ensure that the sustainable execution of legal protocol, pertaining to Waste Management is done correctly.
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