Of all the countries in the world, Sweden takes the top spot in terms of aiming for a zero waste society. They take their recycling programs many levels higher from dumping rubbish in landfills to recycling and reusing.
Canadians produce more garbage per capita than any other country on earth. Though it may be hard to prove that they directly dump their garbage in the ocean, the fact that they accumulate such an enormous amount of waste is enough to pin them down to the wheel, too.
Recent studies show that the US dumps the highest number of water bottles in the ocean. In fact, studies show that the US contributes as much as 242 million tons of trash in the ocean every year.
However, it is undeniable that ocean litter is a mix of garbage from all around the globe. The water bottle could be from Los Angeles, the food container from Manila, the plastic bags from Shanghai. The amount of trash floating in the ocean is just too much for it to bear.
Humans have a bad habit of abruptly throwing something away when they no longer see the good in it. Not actively seeing the volume of waste we create, we did not expect the impact of all the waste we throw not only in landfills but in the surrounding environment as well.
Living in a clean environment has positive effects, especially in our health. In keeping our environment and surroundings clean, we must be able to take care of rubbish or waste.
There are three ways we can dispose of our waste. These are recycling them, sending them over to landfills, and composting them.
It’s not a secret that we are running out of space to dump our waste. Landfills are on the rise, and even though recycling is becoming more popular, it doesn’t seem like there will be an end in sight anytime soon.
We consume a lot of materials in our daily living that end up in the garbage bin. Apparently, the appalling result is a continuously increasing pile of trash which then proceeds to landfills.
Eliminating solid waste is reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Reduce, reuse, and recycle are the most known methods to reduce landfill waste. Landfill waste poses a high-risk problem to the economy and has an environmental impact.
What if I told you that the average person throws away 27 pounds of food each month? That’s a lot of wasted food and more importantly, it’s a whole lot of wasted resources. Food takes up about half of the total trash volume in landfills. This means that as time goes on, we are filling our landfills quicker than ever before because we’re not recycling or composting nearly enough waste.