Advantages And Disadvantages Of Waste Management

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In this age of technology, industries are having rapid advancements in terms of its methods in production and also its efficiency in utilities usage. But along with those advancements, are the problem of waste management. Each and every type of industry generates waste. It is of utter importance that we should first address the nature of the industries.

Any material that is rendered useless during a manufacturing process in an industrial activity such as mining operations, mills, and factories, is considered as industrial waste. Industrial waste has been generated decades ago, way back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Industrial wastes include (but not limited to) sludge, petroleum distillates, pigments, chemical reagents, and volatile organic emissions. In addition, some industrial wastes can be treated at sewage treatment plants, while other industrial wastes (such as those containing toxic pollutants) may require specialized treatment systems.

The industrial wastes bring many disadvantages and bad consequences in terms of environmental damage and also finance. Industrial wastes can contaminate the environment, pollute rivers and water ways, and also damage the balance of ecosystems. With that being so, wastes produced by industries need to be treated so that they may be harmless or at least, less harmful. This, in turn, provides a cost for the government to pay.

The growing trend for the industrial waste is that in terms of the amount, it is expected

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