The Dangers Of Solid Waste

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INTRODUCTION According to Franklin Watts waste refers to anything we no longer use, when we throw something away we create waste. Activities such as cooking or washing also create waste. Chips packets, sweets packs, peels, glass bottles are also referred to as waste. Solid waste means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste water treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded materials including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous materials resulting from industrial, commercial mining and agricultural operations. Waste can be divided into groups or rather categories. According to the search dictionary there is rubbish from commercial establishments, homes and offices. Household waste is generally classified as municipal waste, industrial waste as hazardous and biomedical or medical waste as an infectious waste. EFFECTS OF SOLID WASTE Shops, hospitals, farms, and factories all produce different kinds of waste. Some of this is poisonous and harmful to wildlife, people, oceans seas and many more other things. Solid waste is a very big problem that is taken very lightly across the country. One of the reasons for the above statement is that most people do not have valuable information about the harm and disadvantages that are caused by solid waste. When conducting a research, people would tell you that litter is just litter it does no harm to anything especially people at the informal settlements. People are surrounded by waste they inhale and
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