Waste management is a term coined for the monitoring or supervision of waste disposal and recycling. The procedure involves start from the collection, to the processing, and reusing or recycling used products.
Poor waste management may lead to land contamination, as well as its commodity sources, such as water reservoirs and pipelines. When uncontrolled, contamination may eventually result to skin conditions, including diarrhea, skin diseases, hepatitis, as well as other health-related issues.
For this reason, proper garbage disposal should be given priority and consideration.
Garbage, in general, may be categorized into two groups: biodegradable and non-biodegradable. It is quite easy to recognize biodegradable garbage products, since they are organic in nature. This means that they can easily decay.
Examples of these biodegradable waste include leftover food, fruit peels, and paper. They need to be separated accordingly from other waste items that do not decay, including plastic bags, crumpled papers, plastic, as well as glass bottles. Proper segregation of these categories make it easier to reuse and recycle them.
Proper waste disposal and recycling are very important practices in waste management. There are several reusing and recycling centers in communities, and household reusing and recycling can also be implemented accordingly. For example, biodegradable items may be buried in compost pits. They can turn out to be amazing fertilizers for plants in gardens.
On the other hand, non-biodegradables, or those that cannot be recycled into fertilizers are usually sent to recycling centers, where they may be reprocessed as new substances and materials that can be used again for other use. Other materials that can be recycled include paper, which may then be turned to new paper products, as well as polymers.
Generally, recycling centers and facilities can help with proper garbage disposals and recycling. As a household owner, proper segregation and preparation for collection are the first steps that need to be taken into consideration for waste collection and management.
From Garbage to Fertilizer
Farming and gardening at home have been considered as a good way to produce food. However, since the earliest times where natural methods were used, the world population has increased several folds, making it difficult to maintain healthy methods of growing food.
For this reason, fertilizers have played an essential part in growing crops that are considered beneficial. In order for the entire population of the world to survive every day, we need to come up with a stable source of food which can feed, not just the growing population, but even our family as well. Since most of the crops are actually grown, fertilizers are also in demand.
In order to balance things out, and to avoid spending a lot of money on fertilizers at the same time, why not use wastes as your fertilizer? It is a necessary thing that you need to do. In order to make things even better, going green is a good way to take.
These wastes may come from your garbage at home, or even from animal wastes. Regardless of the type of these wastes, they can be used as fertilizers for your garden. Fertilizers may be directly applied even without having to go through some complicated process.
Of course, you may have to spend some money in order to prepare the needed setup, but it can turn out to be a worthwhile investment on your part. Think about the savings that you can expect through time. If you do not want to spend a lot, you can also prepare your own compost pit in preparing fertilizers.
The process of composting involves breaking down some organic materials such as grass, leaves, as well as vegetable scraps into a substance that is quite similar to soil. These substances are loved by plants. Applying compost to the soil of your garden is beneficial. For one, it helps feed your plants with the needed nutrients. On top of that, if the compost is filled with nutrients, you can also prevent the development of soil diseases.
Rather than purchasing fertilizers and spending a good amount of money on these commercial options, you can create your own fertilizer so that you will not have to worry about feeding your plants healthy substances.