As crazy as it may sound, most of us do not actually realize that certain links in our societal chain are actually more vital than the others for ensuring and up keeping of the environment we live. Often times than not, these links are overseen and disregarded; despite their sheer impact towards our sustainability in life. One such group is the people who take care of whatever we throw away.
You may not stop to think or spare a second to blink twice about a piece of battery or a sheet of polythene before throwing it away, because you know that in the morning the trusty garbage truck will come collect all of it and take it off of your sight. What would happen if it does not come for a week? A month maybe? Dare to think of a year… Your kitchen will be a stinking mountain of everything that you can ever imagine, and if you are very very lucky, you will still be alive. Well if not, chances are you probably died of a poisoning, an animal bite or an airborne disease. That is the gravity of it.
Why is proper disposal oh so important?
If you lived in the early times, where we used to be very “one-with-the-nature”; you probably got rid of your throw-away by digging a wall in the ground, and burying it for good. You were not disposing non-biodegradable items like today, or harmful chemicals or especially polythene; so your refuse was smaller in scale and did not harm the natural systems.The modern human produces an unbelievable amount of trash, averaging on a 1.95kg per day. The per capita of waste generation in developed countries is considerably larger than of developing countries; as the consumption levels are high. Refuse can be more loosely categorized in to: Liquids, solids, hazardous, organic and recyclable items. Collection and proper waste management Perth is directly linked to the health of a population and the sustaining of the eco system.
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How can you help?
Do it as often as you can, as many times as you can. Most containers are specially made from non-biodegradable items. It is said that a polythene bag would take around 500 years to degrade. Imagine that.
Adhere to your municipality guidelines.
Different wheeled bins are there for different things, please take the time to sort before just throwing it all away.
Be mindful of hazardous and chemical discards.