Waste Management – Safe Disposal, Recycling and Minimising Environmental Impactby Mason Whittaker Contructor
Hard waste collection and management has become one of the most massive development challenges in Australia. Unsafe disposal of solid waste generates dangerous gases and leachates, due to a variety of reasons, such as microbial decomposition, refuse characteristics, climate conditions and inefficient land-filling operations. Regulations in Australia prohibit waste generators from throwing, burning or burying hard and solid waste in open public spaces, outside premises, water bodies or drains. Many businesses are in need of vastly improving their waste management, recycling and segregation methods – and cities in Australia often fail to integrate efficient hard waste collection methods. This is a problem that needs to be addressed across the board.
Australia is facing major environmental challenges associated with waste management services, inadequate hard waste collection methods, and the transport, treatment and safe disposal of waste. The challenges and barriers are significant. Cities in Australia have dynamic economic growth, and as such, have high waste generation per capita. The amount of waste generated depends on a variety of factors, including living standards, the extent and type of commercial activity in an area, and seasonal variations. For example, historically, high-income groups have used more packaging, packets and wrappings, resulting in higher volumes of plastic, metal and other wastes. Most inert waste is generated from construction, while most organic waste is generated by households. Current solid waste collection methods at many facilities in Australia are inefficient, with effects of unsafe waste disposal having an adverse impact on public health and the environment.
The problem is compounded due to many reasons
The problem is compounded due to poor implementation of hard waste collection methods, lack of awareness about the dangers of unsafe waste disposal, poor compliance, and failure to impose the regulations by the letter. From Darwin to Adelaide and Perth to Brisbane, the effects are starting to tell. There is an urgent need to move to more efficient waste management services.
Landfilling is frequently used for the disposal of hard waste, however, dumping grounds are often unsustainable as landfills, as they have no liners, leachate management or treatment facility. The majority of landfills do not work effectively due to various operational and design problems.
Developing waste management infrastructure is important
Urban local bodies (ULBs) and generators of large volumes of waste in Australia need to be responsible for hard waste collection and waste management, but often lack adequate infrastructure, and also suffer from various strategic and institutional weaknesses. Waste management infrastructure has an important role in delivering sustainable development for the society and country at large. Each contributor to waste, is responsible for and should be held accountable to, the proper waste management for a sustainable future. Ethically, and practically speaking.
Moreover, unsafe waste dumps have adverse impacts on the environment and public health. Open dumps release toxic and harmful gases, while odour is a major problem, particularly during summers. Uncontrolled burning of waste at dump sites increases the risk of respiratory diseases due to the increase in the release of fine particles, and also cause smog. Impacts of poor waste management are well-documented, resulting in increased incidences of soil contamination, reduced immunity, asthma and other infections and health concerns.
Reducing the need for the import of raw material
Waste management services by Solo Resource Recovery can help reduce the burden of hard waste collection and all other types of waste management by businesses and households to ensure proper recovery, reuse and recycling. Their range of services can help individuals, corporations, and councils create, implement and manage sustainable waste management plans.
Source segregation during hard waste collection helps in recovering and utilising a higher percentage of recyclable waste. Solo Resource Recovery uses the latest innovations in waste management services and hard waste collection for waste-to-energy and waste-to-wealth transformation of wastes of all types. Moreover, recycling has significant economic benefits, such as reducing the need for the import of raw material, and providing livelihood opportunities for many.
There is an increased focus and awareness for recycled products, such as compost and corrugated cardboards among industries. Solo Resource Recovery has the capabilities, equipment, skills and technical know-how to undertake hard waste collection in a scientific and practical manner, and uses processing methods that leave the least adverse impact on the environment. Circular economy is at the core of Solo Resource Recovery’s waste management services. The company uses the latest tools and equipment in hard waste collection, and pre-processes all waste streams before channelling to the respective recycling industries.
Recycling waste into value chain
Solo Resource Recovery provides on-site waste management services to businesses big and small, corporate entities, campuses, tech industries, parks, councils, industrial services, and commercial and residential complexes all over Australia. Solo Resource Recovery has an extensive network of well-coordinated waste management and disposal services all over Australia. Each day, Solo Resource Recovery collects large volumes of solid and hard waste, liquid waste, council waste, business waste, e-waste and household waste, bringing this back into the recycling chain to generate usable materials for enterprises, such as material or energy.
Properly engineered waste management and waste disposal protects public health and preserves key environmental resources, such as underground water, air quality and soil fertility. Solo Resource Recovery uses long-term waste management planning with sustainable systems, with constant monitoring and evaluation by experts for the most sustainable outcomes from solid waste collection and waste management services.
Using innovative techniques in waste management
Solo Resource Recovery uses specialised waste management services, the latest equipment and tools, and innovative hard waste collection techniques. This includes vacuum excavation, industrial and bulk bins, facility management, and emergency response and spills management. As the trusted provider in Australia, Solo Resource Recovery can help you with hassle-free waste management services, for all your waste collection and disposal requirements all over Australia. Get in touch with them to learn more about their services.
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