How Improper Industrial Waste Disposal Affects Humans and the Environment
The issue of industrial waste disposal should be an important issue for all of us. After all, improperly disposed of industrial waste can result in hazardous conditions for humans while raising large environmental concerns in regards to both landfill waste management and marine acidification.
Why is it so important? Because it’s a large issue. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Guide for Industrial Waste Management, approximately 7.6 million tons of industrial waste are generated and disposed of.
Currently, using landfills for waste materials is still the most widespread and least expensive method of industrial solid waste disposal in the world. However, it is also a major source of ecological contamination.
Modern landfills have been designed as highly engineered containment systems, designed and developed to minimize the impact of solid waste on the environment and ultimately on human health. That said, they are as of yet incapable of providing a permanent 100% ecological solution. (more…)