Consequently, it has created continued reliance on the use of outdated technologies to deal with waste disposal.
The problem is that most states are reluctant and less creative towards advancing novel technologies for reducing the toxicity and volume of waste or enhancing recycling, especially solid waste.
The majority of the state and local authority legislations are generally lax on regulating the ever-expanding manufacturing industries.
On a daily basis, these industries produce toxic products that end up getting thrown away after use. EPA indicates that more than 60,000 untested chemicals are present in the consumer products in our homes.
Most of the products contain hazardous and health-threatening chemicals. There are even products known to contain toxic chemicals, such as Biphenyl-A (BPA) – often present in plastic toys, but they are still poorly regulated.
Packaging is also one of the biggest and rapidly enlarging categories of solid waste which accounts for 30% of MSW and approximately 40% of the waste is plastic which is never biodegradable.Avoidance and waste reduction involves techniques such as repair of broken things instead of buying new, purchasing and re-using second-hand items, and designing reusable and recyclable products.An effective strategy for municipal waste disposal and management can offer improved solutions for the various problems associated with waste materials.In 2007 for instance, it’s recorded that Americans generated nearly 260 million tons of municipal solid waste. The point is; if these are only figures in America, let’s try to imagine the amount of waste produced by the rest of the population across the globe.According to the World Bank report, the average global municipal solid waste (MSW) generation per person on daily basis is about 1.2 kg and the figure is expected to rise up to 1.5 kg by 2025.One of the major waste disposal problems is attributed to the generation of too much waste.America alone is responsible for the producing of about 220 million tons of waste annually.Because waste disposal involves a myriad of processes such as collection, transportation, dumping, recycling, or sewage treatment among other waste product monitoring and regulation measures, there are lots of problems associated with waste disposal.Here are the common waste disposal problems and their solutions.As much as burning waste to produce energy is considered green because it does not involve the use fossil fuel, it still releases toxic materials into the environment.Also like the traditional waste incineration systems, these technologies emit toxic ash into the atmosphere that can potentially harm people’s health and the environment.