Industrial waste management has a lot of concern. It involves the collection, transport, processing, recycling and/or disposal of waste materials. It is basically carried out in order to reduce the effect of waste in the environment. If it’s left unattended it can be hazardous to life of human beings. So, care should be taken to dispose industrial waste properly.
Some of our resource can be reused with the help of waste management. Recycled items are cans, glass jars, newspapers, plastic items which are better of when reused rather than being disposed in the environment. Each of these items should be disposed of differently, not all items are treated the same way, take utmost care of these things. These items to be disposed can be divided into solid, liquid, gaseous and radio active substances.
Landfills and incineration are the two types of disposal methods used. Usually, in case of landfills, objects are buried into the land. It should be carried out well. It is said to be hygienic and involves less cost. But, the hygiene depends on how well it is buried in the land. However, it can be dangerous, to bury carbon di-oxide and other gaseous material in case it breaks down. The other method known as incineration is the combustion of waste materials. Waste material is heated up and is then converted into gas, heat or ash. Medical waste of hospitals is usually treated with incineration. This is serious concern with environmentalists as with incineration, there is an emission of gaseous items.
Industrial waste can also be treated with recycling. Recycling is reuse of your old items or waste. Instead of disposing them, burying or incinerating, it is reused by creating a new product out of the old plastic item. Normally used procedures are biological reprocessing, energy recovery or physical reprocessing. These methods can be used safely and produces no harmful gas, or does not affect the environment.