Types and Usage
What is Waste?
Waste is discarded or unwanted material which is no longer in use.
Types and Usage of Garbage:
1. Liquid Waste.
Waste in non solid form. It includes wash water and sewerage water, liquid chemical waste from industries and waste detergents.
2. Solid Waste
Solid waste is any kind of garbage, refuse or rubbish that we make in our homes and other places. These include old car tyres, old newspapers, broken furniture and food waste.
3. Hazardous Waste
Hazardous or harmful waste are those which threaten public health or environment. Such waste could be inflammable, reactive, corrosive or toxic.
4. Organic Waste.
It comes from plants or animal sources. They include food waste, fruit, vegetables, flower trimmings and even animal poop. They are biodegradable that means easily broken down by other organisms over time and turn into manure.
5. Recyclable Waste
Recycling is processing used materials ( waste) into new, useful products. This also reduces the use of raw materials. Aluminum products like soda-, milk cans, plastic, glass products, paper products can be recycled.
Reduce creating Waste:
The next time you change the waste-bin bag, take a look inside it. Is there anything that could have not ended up there? Probably. Try cutting the waste you produce at home into half.
1. Use proper towels and ceramic plates at home instead of paper towels, disposable spoons and paper plates.
2. Get your own Recycling is fun shopping bag instead of bringing home plastic bags each time you go grocery shopping.
3. Use old post package boxes to send parcels instead of buying new ones. More on waste reduction
Reuse things that end up as Waste:
There are things that can be used over and over again: package boxes, gift wrappers, clothing, furniture and even playing toys. If even you have outgrown them, you can give it out to someone who has a need for it. Do not be too quick to throw them away.
Lead or join an environmental society:
Some people live in communities that have no littler collection and waste collection programmes. This is a good time to start or join a society that can push for this kind of service.