Manufacturing companies should be encouraged to use reusable packaging such as reusable bottles in the beverage industry. This will reduce the amount of solid waste in the form of metal and plastic cans, saves energy and helps to conserve our natural resources. Organic waste forms a significant part of municipal solid waste. The best and most natural way of managing organic waste is composting. Composting is the process of turning organic waste into a manure which is used to improve soil quality.
We burn fossil fuels, we use aerosol cans, etc. Those create greenhouse gasses and get stuck in the atmosphere and can promote climate change and global warming which is bad all over. When there are too many greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere the sun’s rays cannot as easily bounce off of the earth and back into to space, but instead get trapped and heat the earth 's crust making the average ground temp higher which is essentially global warming. Global warming affects the whole world. Ice melts and raises the water level covering areas of land where people and animals live.
Lowering maintenance and lessening the need for water and chemicals is the result of this use. To control pests, ask your garden store for less-toxic alternatives to chemical pesticides. Although there are numerous chemicals and toxins that linger the Earth due to household products, there are also numerous ways to cut back on them. It can be helped by selecting more environmentally friendly products at the local stores. Organic products and natural sources that are biodegradable are very beneficial.
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”.
This type of disposal releases many air pollutants to include admium, lead, mercury, dioxin, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide contribute to acid rain and smog. The incinerators mainly contribute to air pollution but the ash left over from burning waste has to be buried in landfills thus contributing to ground pollution too. The last waste management system is recycling. Recycling consists of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products.
If irradiation is used on our food it will deplete a galore of vitamins and minerals from our foods. “ Food irradiation results in major nutrient losses, partially in vitamins A,C, and E and B” (Article 3). In other words, there are many consequences of food irradiation that include nutrient losses. The process of food irradiation involves exposing the food, either packaged or in bulk to ionizing radiation. When the microbes in the food are irradiated the energy from the radiation breaks the bonds in the DNA molecules which kills the microbes that are present in the food.
Compost is an easy solution to eliminating the waste that our environment brings, while at the same time, providing many benefits to us, and the environment. By using compost, it improves our plant growth by enriching the soil that it drinks its nutrients from. It helps us avoid buying soil amendments such as peat, bark mulch and bagged manure. Compost also loosens the heavy clay that is in our soil, while improving the capacity to hold water and adding essential nutrients. Not only benefiting us, our involvement in making compost benefits the environment also.
This then helps the consumer who eats the animal because they are eating disease resistant food that allows them to have a better percentage of not catching harmful diseases. Factory farming also helps lengthens food availability and shelf life. With factory farming increasing products’ shelf life the value if the product increases. Well as it is efficient it is also inexpensive for farmers to use. Being inexpensive helps the farmer and consumer because prices for the resources to produce and product itself becomes cheaper and more affordable to the public.
More Waste Leads To Less Space Landfills are a place to dispose of waste material by burying it and covering it over with soil, especially as a method of filling in or taking up usable land. Landfills are a bigger issue in this world than people realize. Everyday people are harming the environment more and more just by their waste. By producing enormous amounts of waste the environment is being harmed and all living things are being damaged including humans. Landfills impact the world drastically.
Why are many species suddenly disappearing? It is because of us human beings, whom can do the impossible but fail to understand the simple side effect of our actions. Industrialization and technology has become the most necessity for humanity. We produce, we sale, we make money and we produce even more. Though Earth’s resource is abundant, because we fail to use our resource wisely, we are facing sparse.