What is the problem?
The problem is all about Garbage Pollution.
What is Garbage?
All refuse other than industrial-waste and effluents. It consists largely of easily decomposable and putrefying organic (animal and vegetable) waste from preparation, handling, storage, and sale or serving of food. Municipal Garbage
Bio Medical Waste
Garbage in the Payatas, Dumpsite
Garbage in Tondo, Manila
What are the causes of garbage?
Overproduction of waste products is the primary cause of garbage pollution. As more material is wasted, disposing of them becomes a problem.
Hence the second cause of garbage pollution: improper waste disposal. Throwing things on the ground may eventually make the garbage reach waterways, clogging them up and causing other problems like floods and diseases. No proper system of garbage collection- Households have to simply collect the entire garbage of their houses and place it to outside home in bin or bag. Its collection is the task of civic agency of the area. If garbage collection agency or contractor does not play its role properly and does not collect the garbage regularly then the problem of garbage pollution would obviously arise.
Improper disposal mechanism- is another cause of garbage pollution. If garbage collection agency simply collects the entire garbage of its area of responsibility but does not dispose it off in proper landfill site then it would litter around here and there and most of it would pile up in streets and other areas. It would eventually cause several diseases due to mushrooming growth of harmful bacteria in it. Throwing Garbage Everywhere.
What are the effects of garbage?
Garbage pollution is main cause of various bacterial diseases and gastro is one of them. Moreover, typhoid, malaria and various infectious diseases are also caused by it. Mosquitoes and other insects amasses in places where there are piles of garbage and ultimately spread various diseases in the area. Soil Contamination-It is important to learn the basics of recycling so that the waste that does end up in landfills can be disposed of properly. Plastics, metals, papers and certain types of glass can all be recycled at your local recycling center. If you take the time to send these items to recyclable locations, the items can be reused and returned to consumers. They won’t end up as trash or hurting the environment. If recyclables are placed into the ground they can potentially contaminate the surrounding soil. The Western Courier shares with readers that as plastic water bottles break down they can release DEHA, a type of carcinogen that can cause reproductive problems, liver issues and weight loss. This type of chemical can leach into the soil and cause contamination that can reach plant and animal life as well as water sources. Newspapers or paper that contains ink can be toxic to the soil as well. If the garbage is dumped or not contained properly in a landfill it will contaminate the surrounding ground.
Cite this Garbage Pollution
Garbage Pollution. (2016, May 26). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/garbage-pollution/