The improper disposal of garbage and junk is one of the major contributing factors for climate change. Garbage releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the which are trapped by the ozone layer. With 1.3 billion tons of waste produced by the world each year, we should do our part to help reduce waste.
Canadians are the biggest producers of waste per capita in the world! You might be surprised to learn that Canadians use as much as 57 million single-use plastic straws every day! That adds up to about 20 billion straws annually.
We can help reduce the harmful effects of improper waste management by:
- Donating instead of tossing
- Using sustainable energy methods
- Purchasing 100% metal cans instead of plastic bottles
There are many harmful effects of improper waste management, including:
- Air pollution and soil and water contamination
- Growing landfills
- Health issues including cancer, congenital disabilities, respiratory and skin issues
It is hard to imagine that although 75% of solid waste is recyclable, 85% remains unrecycled. The world is coming up with new ways to use garbage, from creating parks to converting it into usable energy.
The benefits of eco-friendly junk removal are well worth the effort. It can help:
- Save trees
- Reduce air pollution and the number of pollutants in the environment
- Clean our air and the environment
- Improve the quality of our food
- Improve our health
- Reduce landfill waste
- Open up space used for landfills for better purposes
Adopting eco-friendly habits is the most responsible way to help fight climate change. You can do your part in making the world a better place for future generations.
Salman Zafar is an ecopreneur, consultant, advisor, speaker and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection, conservation and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Salman is the Founder of EcoMENA, a popular voluntary organization based in Qatar. He is also the Founder and CEO of BioEnergy Consult, a reputed consulting firm active in biomass, waste-to-energy and waste management segments.
Salman is a professional environmental writer with more than 350 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass environmental awareness in different parts of the world.
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