The fact that we are in the midst of a global overhaul in terms of climate change is no secret. It has been brewing for years, and caught up with us faster than we expected. Although the signs were telling, the world was in denial however with rising ocean temperatures and acidic levels it can no longer be ignored. This is having a domino effect as organisms and other creatures that depend on the ocean for their habitat and food are fast deteriorating as their environment depletes. In fact, the ocean bears 90% of the brunt of our actions and is choking under layers of garbage accumulated over the years. To combat this, companies specialising in managing wastage have burst onto the scene. This is how they help.
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Aside from the monumental damage that is caused to the environment from careless waste disposal, there is also a significant health impact that is involved. For example, there was a time that people decided to pile up all their rubbish in the backyard and set it on fire and be done with it. However, this meant that materials such as plastic and rubber were also in the pile which are not meant to be burnt as they consist of elements that are harmful when inhaled leading to respiratory issues to name one of many. Furthermore, piling up rubbish encourages infestation of pests such as rats and cockroaches which are in general unhygienic.
Food for Food
Think about how much food is consumed and wasted around the world on a daily basis. Simply throwing it away is an even bigger waste, especially considering what can be done with compost. Now, with waste management solutions it is possible to have all food that is disposed, turned into organic compost. This is then used to help farmers nourish and grow their crops which we in turn consume. A different Circle of Life, but still a circle. It has been very well received all around the world as this allows us to put wasted food to better use.
Your household rubbish is no longer just rubbish. It plays an integral role in generating energy which is in turn used to power homes and other industrial power plants. There is a complex scientific process behind it all, but in layman’s terms it involves collecting the rubbish in a designated landfill and allowing it decompose. Chemicals and microbes begin to react with each other, releasing a gas that consists of methane. This gas is then filtered accordingly and distributed for use in a range of places. Given that our ozone layer has been severely damaged with too many gases expelled from homes and factories, this is a positive step.
A Better Environment
Everybody loves nature and its healing powers compare to none else. It feels good to know that with every small step we take, we are contributing towards a better environment to enjoy. After all, it is we who benefit at the end of the day so why should we not go the extra mile? By actively engaging in these processes, we stand a chance at a better world for our future generations.