With the population of the world increasing at alarming levels, the spaces left to environment and wildlife are getting consumed voraciously by the greedy man. Excess population is depleting the earth’s natural resources as well as creating waste which is toxic for the environment and difficult to reduce. This is posing serious health concerns for all living beings on this earth. Therefore the drive to waste reduction has been significant in recent times. Many countries have now adopted smart methods to reduce waste.
Why is Waste reduction Necessary?
Waste reduction is necessary not only for building a healthy environment but it has many more benefits.
- Saving the space used in landfills for other environment oriented work and minimizing the need for future landfills.
- Reducing pollution in the air and poisoning of environment with toxic and un-disposable waste.
- Conserving non-renewable energy resources used for manufacturing of new materials and products.
- For saving destructive demolition of properties through accidents caused by waste dumps.
Apart from the motto to clean the world, businesses and commercial holdings are opting for waste reduction for the following reasons:
- Manufacturing of more highly durable materials.
- Saving the cost for purchasing new materials.
- Focusing on accurate performance at work without creating mistakes which will call for more use of paper and other materials.
- Laying out an organized framework of duties and minimizing excess distribution of work.
- Saving money by eliminating the need for waste disposal.
- Earn extra revenue by using selling salvaged building parts and recycled materials or by winning projects which require waste reduction procedures.
How to Prevent Waste Accumulation?
Waste reduction process can be undertaken by each and every individual, and it will contribute to the larger picture ultimately. The following simple steps when taken can reduce a lot of waste.
- Using and manufacturing re-usable packaging
- Using and maintaining durable equipment and supplies.
- Re-using common products and using them more efficiently.
- Eliminating the need for using unnecessary items.
- Minimizing the use of hazardous material in manufacturing of any product.
- Recycling of wastes.
- Composting organic wastes.
- Sell or donate re-usable items.
- Repair furniture or electronic devices instead of buying new one.
- Use re-usable bag for shopping.
- Buy items you can recycle locally.
If the above steps are taken right from the beginning and our impulses are kept on check,it will bring about a huge change on the overall. Each individual has a responsibility to protect the environment and this should be done as constructively as possible. Start implementing the above and be the change.