Compose a 1250 words assignment on recycling as a partial solution to the amount of solid waste. Needs to be plagiarism free! Recycling is the partial solution to reduce the amount of waste disposed of as it can reduce three-quarter of waste. This essay will discuss the methodical ways and the possibilities of optimum use of solid waste by the implementation of the recycling procedure.
Wastes that are disposed to landfills comprises of different types of materials. Disposed materials include paper, organic, metal, timber, plastic and hazardous substances. The amount of waste disposed of gives the indication of usage of natural resources by human beings. A large number of wastes on landfills can pollute the environment and it can also be expensive to operate. Although in future the proportion of the amount of solid waste disposed of may be reduced the total volume of wastes that are produced from municipal solid waste is increasing significantly. For many developed countries, more than 3 percent per annum of the total volume of wastes are increasing. The survey states that each year in the United States more than 10 billion tons of wastes are generated. Each year, both in commercial and domestic sector more than 704 thousand tons of packaging waste is created and disposed of. Only 17.4 percent of garbage or solid waste is being recycled and remaining wastes is send to landfills. The quality of waste disposed of industrial is relatively small than that of the major sources. But the environmental consequence of industrial waste is very high. The environmental problem of municipal waste costs billion dollars every year. Every day from other sources and a home large number of hazardous and toxic materials are dumped to the landfills. This toxic garbage may include corrosive cleaning agents, poisons unused drugs, disinfectants and solvents. Solvents include pesticides, insecticides, paint thinner, heavy metals, etc. This small amount of toxic materials can degrade nearby water, air and soils (Douglas, 1992).