Shockingly, 15 million people in the developing world today survive by salvaging waste. Many of them are children.
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Perhaps the greatest issue facing the waste management industry is that there is simply so much waste to handle. Worldwide, solid waste generation is projected to increase by 70 percent between 2010 and 2025. As the volume of waste grows, so does the difficulty of finding a place to put it all without polluting.
By: Drew Brucker November 14, 2018 Over 2,000 landfills are currently open in the United States, making our country an uglier place. And although they’re often camouflaged fairly well, the negative issues that accompany landfills remain. Underneath the makeup that’s been plastered on landfills lay toxins, greenhouse gases, and leachate – all of which […]
Why is there no separate medical waste disposal system? We are appalled to learn that Barisal city does not have any specialised disposal system for its medical waste. Waste from the government hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, blood banks and upazila health complexes—around five tonnes of it—is collected and dumped with regular garbage into a six-acre […]
The Children are the invisible guardians of the Landfill treasures. ~GreenFire It isn’t the landfill waste driving 20% of all global pollution, its your waste. Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not […]