Managing our domestic waste from homes

Managing our domestic waste from homes

Do you know domestic waste could lead to ill health if not properly managed from the source?

Waste management means of all the activities of handling  waste from the activities of handling  waste from  collecting  waste to transporting  it's final  destination  for disposal .Waste  management  is essential  for healthy functioning of human and environment .We are  generating  waste  on a faster  pace  than the disposal of waste  is carried out.

Many  kinds of wastes are  generated  such as  solid , gaseous  and liquid .All forms  of waste created go through different  processes  of waste management .Efficient waste management will lead us to safe and healthy environment.               Firstly, it's important to reduce the amount of waste that is produced at the source. This can be achieved by implementing practices such as composting, recycling, and reducing the use of single-use plastics. By reducing the amount of waste that is produced, we can minimize the impact on the environment and reduce the amount of waste that needs to be managed.

Secondly, it's important to properly dispose of waste that is produced. This can be achieved by separating waste into different categories such as recyclables, organic waste, and non-recyclables. By separating waste, we can ensure that it is disposed of in the most appropriate manner, whether that be through recycling, composting, or landfill. Finally, it's important to educate the community on the importance of proper waste management. This can be achieved through social media campaigns, community events, and educational resources. By educating the community, we can encourage individuals to take responsibility for their waste and make sustainable choices. 'People can be nasty to the point where they can't even cater to their immediate surroundings Which could lead to bad health, I can offer some tips on how to manage domestic waste effectively and sustainably. Here are eight tips to consider:

1. Reduce waste at the source: 

The best way to manage waste is to reduce the amount of waste generated in the first place. This can be done by avoiding single-use products, buying in bulk, and choosing products with minimal packaging. 

2. Separate waste: 

Segregate your waste into different categories such as recyclables, organic waste, and non-recyclables. This makes it easier to manage and dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly way.

3. Compost organic waste: 

Composting is a great way to turn organic waste into nutrient-rich soil for your garden. You can compost food scraps, yard waste, and other organic materials.

4. Recycle :

 Make sure to recycle as much as possible. Check with your local recycling center to see what materials they accept and how to properly prepare them for recycling

 5. Dispose of hazardous waste properly:

 Hazardous waste such as batteries, electronics, and chemicals should be disposed of properly to avoid harm to the environment and human health. Check with your local waste management facility for proper disposal methods.

6. Use reusable bags and containers:

 Avoid using single-use plastic bags and containers. Instead, use reusable bags and containers for shopping and food storage.

7. Educate yourself and others:

Learn about waste management and share your knowledge with others. Encourage your family and friends to adopt sustainable waste management practices.

8. Support sustainable products and packaging:

 Choose products and packaging that are made from sustainable materials and are recyclable or biodegradable.

In conclusion, managing domestic waste requires a multifaceted approach that involves reducing waste production, properly disposing of waste, and educating the community. By implementing these strategies, we can ensure that waste is managed in a sustainable and responsible manner.

By Nimpa Tanue Raphael