Improper Waste Disposal and Littering

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Nowadays, we are suffering environmental dilemmas such as global warming, flash floods, and etc. One of the causes of these problem is the misbehavior of the people towards waste management. Some people are reckless in throwing their garbage. They do not think of the possible results of their actions on the environmental as well as on health.

Waste disposal can be defined as any method used to discard unwanted substances or materials. Poor waste disposal activities engender severe environmental problems on a location.

Improper waste disposal is the disposal of waste in a way that has negative consequences for the environment. Examples include littering,hazardous waste that is dumped into the ground,and not recycling items that should be recycled.

CAUSES

1. Ignorance: Ignorance of people about proper waste disposal.People are unaware  of consequences of their unwise acts.

2. Laziness: Can cause improper garbage disposal because people not following the correct rules of proper waste disposal their always throw it what place they want and they have no care what will be the effect of it.

3.Greed: Can cause improper garbage disposal for example burning tires of wheel and plastic instead of keeping it or trade the excess automobile cars tires to maximize on it.

EFFECTS

Affects our Health

Like lung disease,heart problem,skin irritation,problem or abnormality in breathing and more.

Affects our Climate

As some waste decomposes,it releases greenhouse gases into the athmosphere.Like trapping of hear on earth that may effect of abnormality of weather condition like more storm or typhoon coming per year is happening until now.

Air Pollution

The open burning of waste causes air pollution or greenhouse affects.for example burning of rubber and plastic.

Soil Contamination

Is caused by the presence of man made chemicals,the softness of the ground,having smelly soil vapor and other alteration in the natural soil environment.

Infections to humans 

Skin irritation and blood infections resulting from direct contact with waste,and transmitting bacteria from waste to infected wounds.

 

How can we solve this?

Decomposed 

Decomposed your waste is an option for getting rid of your households waste. You can compost losts of items: food waste, animal waste, yard waste,and much more.

Recycling

Recycling waste is another option for getting rid of waste. There are many different things that are recyclable: paper, tin, aluminum, plastic and much more.

Buy products that are good for the environment

Instead of purchasing those plastic pop bottles, find a way that you can buy things that are more environmentally friendly. Some of this include bottle openers, calendars, coloring books, and much more.

It  is very sad to know that many lives have been sacrificed because of this calamities that have come. Many places in the Philippines are down to flood every time when typhoon comes and worst, a  large number of families have lost their shelters and have nothing left for them. Their wealth was ruined by storms, floods, etc. We are experiencing very hot weather because of greenhouse effect and global warming. Many kinds of disease occur because of untidy surroundings. Others can no longer smell the breath of fresh air. All of this are the effects of improper  waste management.

So what are you waiting for, stop improper disposal. And we do the Reduce, Reused, Recycle for the betterment of our country.

 



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