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The Impact of Poor Waste Management and What You Can Do

According to PIRG,  the U.S. has 4% of the world’s population but generates more than 30% of the world’s waste. These massive amounts of garbage usually end up thrown in landfills, incinerators, and the natural environment. There, waste decomposition creates greenhouse gases like methane and CO2 that contribute to global warming.

Proper waste management can help us lower pollution and conserve natural resources. In this blog, you will learn about solid waste and the benefits of managing it properly.

What does Waste Management Means?

Waste management describes the process of collecting, treating, and disposing of all the trash that we produce. Poor solid waste management can create unhealthy conditions that contribute to pollution and the outbreak of vector-borne diseases. 

What is Residential Waste?

Different human activities produce different kinds of solid waste. Residential waste refers to the garbage or trash that we produce in our household daily. This type of waste, which is also known as refuse, is collected by regular garbage pick up services.

Refuse can be divided into organic waste and rubbish. Organic garbage, which includes food scraps, is highly decomposable. Instead, rubbish consists of components like glass, wood, and paper. Big pieces of rubbish, such as appliances, require special garbage handling.

Reducing, sorting, and classifying our residential waste can help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and slow its effects on climate change. 

What You Can Do

Producing goods involves the extraction of natural resources and the consumption of energy. The production, manufacturing, and transportation processes of the goods we consume burn fossil fuels and generate greenhouse gas emissions.

The most effective way to reduce the use of energy is to prevent waste. Here are some simple things you can do to achieve this:

  • Try to purchase goods that are made with fewer materials. 
  • Avoid buying disposable goods or individually packaged- items that increase waste. 
  • Recycle the most you can and buy goods made out of recycled materials. When being produced, these items require less energy than goods that are made from raw components. 
  • Hire a responsible waste removal company to make sure your refuse is being disposed of in the right place.

Eco-friendly Waste Disposal Services

Managing waste responsibly will prevent all trash from ending up in landfills. If you are looking for reliable waste removal and disposal services, Garbage Guy is your best choice.

We work hard to minimize landfills, by recycling the most we can and donating it to local charities. We have the staff and transport equipment needed to ensure that your waste is handled properly. 





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