Many electronic consumer products are buried in landfill sites, which allow lead, cadmium and mercury to pollute groundwater (Inhabitat, 2012). Population growth can lead to urbanization and industrialization, two processes that demand more landfill space. Older landfills and most common type of dumps around the world are open-spaced (Akinbile and Yusoff, 2011). Thousands of them have been closed due to the fact that they are un-engineered and unlined in contrast with modern landfills, yet many of them are still in use (The Leachate Expert Website, 2012). Modern landfills, also called sanitary landfills, do not accept liquid waste, thus the main source of leachate comes from rainfall; moreover, since they are well-engineered, they have leachate collection and removal systems that are located on top of the composite liner and are used for removing leachate for disposal and treatment (EPA, 2012).
On a daily basis, people use a lot of fresh water in cooking, laundry, showering, toilet, etc. But do they have any idea where is the water waste going? There are billions of people around the world; therefore treating sewage water is a big deal. In many developed communities, they treat that waste water and then they dump them into the sea, or the water resource near them. But the question that should be asked, is the treated water dumped into the sea similar to the fresh water?
In the past, many of the problems associated with landfills occurred as a result of non engineered facilities and poor management. There are many potential environmental problemsassociated with the landfilling of waste. These problems are often long-term and include possible contamination of the groundwater and surface water regimes, the uncontrolled migration of landfill gas and the generation of odour, noise and visual nuisances.Therefore every landfill needs appropriate design and operation to reduce negative impacts on the environment. 2.0 IMPORTANCE FACTOR TO CONSIDER IN THE DESIGN OF LAND FILL 2.1 Site layout The landfill and associated facilities should be designed to minimise potential
You may be asking yourself, “If wetlands are so important, why aren’t there more of them?” The answer is quite simple; we did not always know they were so important. In previous generations wetlands were seen as a wasteland because they could not be farmed or constructed on. In fact until 1986 Federal law allowed farmers to deduct wetland-draining costs from their taxes as a farm improvement expense. This meant an incredible amount of wetlands were destroyed. In fact between 1780 and 1980 sixty acres of wetland were destroyed every hour (ODW).
As we are running out of space, new ways of waste treatment and recycling need to be considered and implemented. Throw it away today and worry about it tomorrow, seems to be the rule of thumb, except that tomorrow is here today (Melosi, 2005). We live in a disposable society why not a biodegradable one or one where we reuse items or fix them if they break. Waste: Our Inevitable Problem Waste is the byproduct from manufacturing plants and human activities here on our planet. Waste can degrade the Earth’s ecosystem if not properly managed, not to mention it’s also aesthetically unpleasant.
At the beginning of the industrial upheaval, no one paid any attention to the problem of pollution. As the science, progressed people started to realize this crisis. Air pollution arises from many sources. The burning of gasoline in automobiles produces harmful gases and incineration of products. From various factories come millions of particles that are carried off in the air.
1.1 Statement of the Problem In recent years, there are several environmental problems that emerge from the improper disposal of waste. Dispose of untreated waste especially industrial waste directly into the environment would produce numerous kinds of pollution problems such as odor, leachate, contaminated soil, and groundwater contamination. In addition, the long-term effect to the society, economy and environment would occur if appropriate waste management methods are not provided. Thus, environmental problem that comes from lack of waste disposal management should be considered as urgent. Landfill disposal system is one of the system that is applied to handle solid waste both non-hazardous and hazardous wastes.
Land Pollution In China Abstract: Land pollution is a server problem in China. Although not as significantly as the air pollution, it's actually effecting our daily life, the pollution in land would affect the water and the agricultural products. Government had put an eye on this situation, but the land is getting more and more polluted annually. Aiming at the present situation, the essay will focus on the scale of land pollution in China, the characteristics of soil pollution, and analyze the reason of these pollution. Finally, would discuss how land pollution affects the global.
This also applies to commercial garages, laboratories, workshops, excavation works and certain categories of sewage and clinical waste. Domestic waste on the other hand, covers areas such as households, prisons, public meeting venues, churches, residential homes, educational and health establishments. Moving on, waste created from premises used fully or partially for the purposes of trade, business, sport and recreation is known as commercial waste. This also includes waste from offices, showroom buildings, hotels, vehicle maintenance garages, clubs and societies. However, commercial waste does not
Community nowadays is being ignorant towards waste management issues. According to Oxford Dictionaries (2015), waste is defined as materials that are no longer needed and are thrown away. Gradually, the amount of waste material especially hazardous waste increased. Hazardous waste is defined as “flammable, corrosive, reactive, caustic and toxic” (Kummer, 1999). EPA (1986) stated that “a solid waste is hazardous if it listed in one of the three categories which are source-specific waste, generic waste or commercial chemical products”.