Waste disposal has become a global problem. Environmentalists say toxic waste like radioactive remnants and non-biodegradables are causing a lot of irreparable damages to our health and environment.
This rise of waste generation is majorly caused by high population growth and the rise of industrialization. Landfills for disposal of waste have not been sufficient enough to curb this alarming problem. Hence, the need to come up with other means that can curb these menace without affecting human and the environment negatively.
Below we highlight five organic ways that can effectively reduce the amount of waste in our homes safely.
Recycling is transforming waste back into their genre product. This has been an ongoing discussion in the bid of saving our environment. Various organizations have set up industrial centers for recycling wastes like plastics, aluminum, glass, and paper. To make it easier to collect recyclable waste in homes and especially in public places you can set up receptacles for different types of material waste i.e., plastics bins, food waste, etc.
Composing involves decomposing the organic wastes like shredded paper, onion peels, fruit rind, and food leftovers using microbes. After a while, the now nutrients rich compost can be used on the farm as plant manure. This kind of manure is known to improve soil fertility tremendously.
Other useful wastes that can be decomposed are eggshells. Crushed eggshells can be used both as soil compost nutrients and as pest control for plants that get affected by snail and slugs.
Another way of waste disposal is considering reusing some waste products for other purposes rather than throwing them away. Some waste products like plastics can be washed and reused for several other purposes. For example, an already consumed ice cream plastic container can be carefully washed and cleaned and after that used effectively for storing small items like screws or nails. Also, unwanted scrap papers can be later used for writing lists and notes that may be required around the house.
When doing some home repairs or refurbishes, there remains a significant amount of waste which can be used for other purposes other than just throwing away. Waste furniture can be cut into manageable pieces of wood to be used as firewood. In case you have no wood-burning stove you can donate to others who may need them. Waste that doesn’t have toxic material can also be burnt hence reducing waste.
Pets and farm animals can be effective consumers of waste products.
Animals like rabbits, hens, and hamsters will consume vegetable waste, fruit peel, and food scraps. When it comes to large meat bones, the family dog will off course enjoy a sumptuous meal.
Livestock like pigs are indiscriminative on their diet, and they can eat any food leftovers and raw vegetables and fruits waste given to them. The cows and goats will enjoy the long unwanted grass in the compound.
However, if you don’t have any of these pets or livestock better still you can request a neighbor who has to be collecting the waste from you regularly.
In conclusion, Organic waste disposal may seem like a slow method, but it’s the most effective and safest means of waste disposal. It requires partnership with communities, first food markets, hotels, restaurant districts, households, and communities to have a centralized appropriate disposal area.
The governments have a role in stimulating this agenda by facilitating the market, reducing transaction cost, and reducing uncertainty for actors. Waste collector companies play a big role by collecting waste in our homes, institutions and public facilities. For safe waste disposal, Contact Quick Wasters in London and also if you are looking for cleaning services, you can contact Quick Cleaning Services in London.