Australians are said to be among the highest waste producers in the world. On the average, we throw away around 21 million tonnes of waste annually. These wastes include those from kitchens, laundries, bathrooms, and gardens as well as industrial wastes from buildings. There is a lot that can be done to improve our waste disposal habits and there are good reasons why there is a need to dispose of waste properly.
Benefits of proper waste disposal
First of all, irresponsible disposal of waste is a punishable act. Therefore, you take the risk of being penalised if you don’t dispose your waste the proper way.
Proper waste disposal is beneficial to the environment. Without it, the land and its underlying resources are prone to contamination. And contamination can lead to various diseases and other health concerns.
In the past, it has been a common practice to burn waste at the landfill or in the backyard. However, doing this contributes to heart diseases, respiratory illnesses, emphysema, and asthma.
In waste management, garbage is relocated to areas where it can be left, incinerated, or disposed of in a manner that’s safe to the people and the environment. Removal of wastes from public areas also contributes to the lessening of risks to overall health, reduces infestation of pests, and decreases exposure to biological hazards.
When you recycle, materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash are collected, processed and turned into new products. Recycling is beneficial to you, your community, and the environment. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider recycling:
- Recycling lessens the wastes sent to landfills and incinerators.
- It contributes to the conservation of timber, water, minerals, and other natural resources.
- It prevents pollution through the reduction of the need to collect new raw materials.
- It saves energy.
- It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change globally
- It helps sustain the environment for future generations
There are so many notable benefits of proper waste management, and everyone should be encouraged to know the proper ways to dispose of the waste that they generate every day.
Lake Macquarie skip bins ready to help with proper waste disposal
Knowing how to properly dispose of your waste can create a positive impact on your health, your life, your community, and the environment. If you are interested and if you are having a hard time figuring out how to start, allow Lake Macquarie Skips to help you out. We have skip bins for backyard clean ups, bathroom & kitchen renovations, full demolitions, and much more that you can conveniently hire in Lake Macquarie.
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