It slows the depletion of natural resources and also lowering the extensive amounts of trash that enter landfills. Its emphasis is on reducing parts, reusing components and rationalizing materials to help make products more efficient to build. In addition, Green Manufacturing involves not just the use of environmental design of products and use of environmentally friendly raw materials, but also eco-friendly packing, destruction, distribution or reuse after the lifetime of the product. “Get Smart About Green Manufacturing” is the tittle of the first article. The contents of this article is about how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.
Do you know how many tons of garbage filling up landfills everyday? Do you know how many kilograms of daily domestic waste we generate? According to government's figures, there are 13,500 tons of waste landfilling in Hong Kong everyday, in which a third of it is food waste. Each Hong Kong citizen produces 1.36kg domestic waste everyday, which is at least 36% more than Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo. Waste disposal has been a highly controversial topic in recent years.
The government should also take initiative to encourage the public to separate waste for instance through incentives such as service fees reduction for properly separated waste. This will reduce the cost of waste segregation by the waste management companies and also increase the number of people who recycle waste. Reusing and recycling of waste is the most common method of waste management. This method is value adding in that it saves our natural resources and helps promote a clean environment. Manufacturing companies should be encouraged to use reusable packaging such as reusable bottles in the beverage industry.
This lead to the new clean air law, that utility firms must abide by with more strict standards in cutting pollutants that are released into the air while generating energy. The price of consent usually depends on energy consumers. Also, assembling products from recycled raw materials can preserve energy. From the author of Waste, Industrial Ecology, and Sustainability, by Marian R. Chertow writes, “The energy required to produce one aluminum can is equal to the energy embodied in the amount of gasoline it takes to fill the can half full” (Cothran 28). When energy is used, processes such as recycling, lessens the pollution created.
Not only will recycling your scrap metal keep it out of landfill it will also reduce the amount of rubbish you have to take to the dump, which can help cut down on your dumping fees. When most people think of metal recycling they think of aluminium cans. Aluminium cans are the most common kind of aluminium recycled, but it takes many other forms as well.
One solution for reducing waste volume would benefit the environment, and could lower our operating costs. While working toward this objective, challenges to achieve impressive goals, which puts zero manufacturing waste into landfills. By recycling and reusing, the waste allows them to minimize the use of virgin forest materials in future process manufacturing. Works Cited www.sustainabilityreport2012.kimberly-clark.com/our-approach/sustainability-advisory-board.aspx. 30 June 2012.
There are several reasons why people should compost. If people start composting they can keep their garbage, yard trimmings or leaves from getting to the landfills. Which in turn will keep those things from getting in our water or water supplies. If these things get in our waterways or water treatment facilities it just makes more work for other people. Also by composting people will help their plants look healthier.
The United States alone produces over 200 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste every year. That is equates to about 4.5 pounds of waste per person, per day. According to data from the EPA, about 35% of that is paper, 30% include yard trimmings and food scraps. Over 11% is plastic, 8% is metal, and the remainder contains wood, rubber, glass, and textiles. The main problem that we have is overflow of landfills.
We know that recycling conserves space in our landfills. Materials that are eventually sent to landfills have negative environmental impacts. Once the material reach the landfill, the environmental impact increase as contaminants and greenhouse emissions which are caused from the breakdown of organic material that reach into the air, soil, and water tables. Therefore it is essential to reduce the amount of material sent to lan... ... middle of paper ... ...ing, Inc. May 11, 2014. The problems with waste: “Toxics Action Center”.
It can cause soil contamin... ... middle of paper ... ...ll listen. By implementing these programs I feel that waste making it to our landfills will be greatly eliminated. This will allow waste management agencies to focus more energy and time studying other ways of controlling the negative effects of wastes that does make it to landfills. A recycle conscience society can preserve the earth for many generations to come. Works Cited Getis, Arthur et al.