The word “Waste Management” encompasses all aspects of waste management, from collection to disposal. Thus, as a single entity, it comprises the collection, disposal, recycling, as well as the procedures of monitoring & regulation, respectively, as well as the legal frameworks that allow for waste management to take place.
As a society, we all use the term “waste” to describe a variety of wastes. There is a single umbrella under which all types of waste fall, from municipal to agricultural to hazardous leftovers and specialised wastes like sludge. Despite the fact that they are all waste products, their methods of disposal differ greatly.
While the management techniques of industrialised countries are very different from those of emerging and undeveloped countries, waste disposal methods are significantly more advanced in these countries.
It is possible to lower the amount of greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon monoxide generated by a facility’s waste stream by properly managing garbage.
The depth of existing landfill or incineration will be reduced, therefore reducing the detrimental environmental impacts.