Let’s first start on how to define hazardous waste, commonly used and heard of these days. Although we do not count this type of waste often, but it is very beneficial to know what they mean and how they affect. Obviously, these are wastes made up of different properties that make it capable of causing illness, death or some other harmful effects to humans, other life forms and the environment. They can be in a form of any solid or liquid waste that is considered to be toxic, chemically reactive, corrosive or flammable. Toxic, in a way that is harmful to human health when a person is exposed to the substance through ingestion, inhalation or touch.
Having to read what it meant, would you still be willing to take hold of such?
For more detailed info, let’s try to look on more specific examples… Take a look around your home first- who would believe that items such as batteries, paints, cleaning agents, solvents, pesticides and many more are all hazardous wastes. Then let’s look outside your premises, which you can easily name numerous things considered as such – there are wastes coming from industries, from their production – formulation – use of different chemicals and forms which includes liquids, solids and gases, clinical wastes and so much more.
What’s next to all these?
Think and consider the process of hazardous waste disposal which is best to try and start on your own first. For things to be possible, one must be completely aware that things will start within themselves and everything else will follow.
Disposal of hazardous waste is already applied in different processes. Having mentioned above, first step is for you to determine if the waste is hazardous or not. You must ensure and fully record that the waste you produce is well-identified. By then, these wastes can be singled out, either to be recycled safely and effectively, while others will be treated or fully disposed. It would be more important developing hazardous waste regulations to balance the conservation of resources as well as to obtain the protection of human health and environment.
Last question, would you still consider producing trash/waste as part of your daily routine? Or would it be better if it’s the other way around now? Time to re-think for the exact aim, rebuild the plan and perfect the act to result to a better and greener environment for humankind to have the best place to live.