Importance of Proper Waste Disposal in Landfill Sites
Every year, millions of tonnes of waste products are generated by households and businesses all across the world. Only a small percentage of this waste is recycled/ reused; with the rest being sent to landfill sites.
Landfills are usually created for use by industries and local authorities who ferry the rubbish collected by them to designated sites. All the commercial and residential waste is then compacted and buried at the same place –unless they contain very hazardous chemical wastes or substances (that are treated separately). In general, these sites are only used for materials that cannot be reused or recycled in any manner and are buried deep into the ground; only as a last resort.
When it comes to the concerns being raised in relation to reducing the load on landfill locations, the first thing that comes to mind of professionals associated with furniture recycling and management of waste products is the reduction in the quantum of available free space for the act. Once these sites are filled to capacity, they are sealed in with clay or plastic liners, requisite quantities of soil and grass. These places are never used again and are considered worthless for all purposes of agriculture as well as waste disposal.
Under the circumstances, it becomes very important to integrate the right waste disposal techniques to stop our planet’s environment from degenerating further. In a nutshell, each individual should strive to reduce the quantity of waste produced in his/her immediate environment; thereby decreasing the overall quantity of rubbish piling up in landfill sites.