Why should industry bother safely disposing of waste? What are the environmental benefits? And how does it affect me?
The answer is in many ways, some you might not have considered. If your travel plans have ever been foiled due to a smog alert, you might unwittingly have been the victim of sloppy waste disposal. Smog occurs not only as a by-product of transportation emissions, but also from the output of factories not engaging proper, environmentally friendly waste management strategies.
photo credits: freedigitalphotos.net
Recycling of solid waste has obvious benefits. If solid waste can be reused and utilised in other applications, the amount of solid waste is going to be greatly reduced. When large amounts of solid waste get into our environment, the various disease carrying insects and rodents that are drawn to these sites compromises public health. If you’ve ever rued the sight of a toxic waste dump, spreading its tentacles through the surrounding environs, you should know that it would have been avoidable with proper, safe waste disposal management. Recycling and reusing industrial waste materials can create new products. Further consumption of natural resources is therefore greatly reduced, with obvious benefits to the environment. Such company’s like Exfoliators are employing safe disposal of waste.
Many studies demonstrate the detrimental effects to health from exposure to industrial waste. By employing safe waste disposal techniques, industry actually has the power to improve the health and wellness of residents in their vicinity. This is not hocus pocus or heresay. Certain types of pollutants called EDC’s, or endocrine-disrupting compounds, can cause reproductive problems in humans such as low sperm counts, infertility, miscarriages, and endometriosis. Dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, and heavy metals have all been identified as EDC’s. Careful waste management of these common industrial materials is doubtless the only responsible approach.