Who is responsible for handling the trash we generate? That has been a heated debate for some time now. Well, here is the answer. The person creating the garbage should be the one to handle, recycle or even transform it into something new.
Everyone is avoiding trash coming from the industrial sector. Since no one claims responsibility for it, it ends up dumped in landfills. This trash then poses a real threat to people and the environment.
Landfills are among the leading origin of toxic substances. When the trash in them begins to decompose, they emit greenhouse gases, thereby affecting the health of those living near the landfills. Sadly, the pollution from landmines also affects the animals and plants nearby.
So, what can we do to safeguard the future of our planet? First, it is essential to understand that the government prioritizes the concern of the environment. Also, some companies have taken the initiative to reuse their trash.
A study published in the Journal of Mechanical Design shows that people are opting to buy products that have been manufactured in environmentally friendly conditions.
Studies further show that most people are willing to pay more for a sustainable product, unlike the past. It seems like most people are becoming aware of their responsibility to care for the environment.
So, what happens to all that commercial waste? Companies are becoming innovative in ways on how to deal with their waste.
Here are how some companies are handling their waste:
- Turning Garbage Into Art
Some companies are collaborating with art creators who can transform their trash into art. The paintings are then sold out in auctions or exposed in museums.
- Recycling Waste Into New Products
Most companies are focusing on ways to repurpose their waste. It is a simple yet effective strategy to deal with garbage. Some companies are even recycling their waste and reusing them at different levels of production.
There are innovative companies that have started turning waste into houses. Since they are building using recycled products, there is a new niche in the market called sustainable design. It has become a subject for discussion and is considered essential for anyone pursuing designing.