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Solid Waste

  • Consists of all the unwanted undesired materials thrown into the dustbin
  • It may be composed of biodegradable or non-biodegradable wastes.
  • Open dumps used for disposing solid waste serves as breeding ground for rats and flies. Therefore, sanitary landfills are used as a substitute for these.
  • Biodegradable wastes can be either aerobically on anaerobically broken down using microbes. The non-biodegradable waste can be recycled, reused, or dumped in landfills.
  • Hospital wastes also contain hazardous materials, which have to be disposed properly. Hospital wastes are generally incinerated.
  • Irreparable computers and other electronic goods make up e-wastes, which are either dumped in land fills or are incinerated. E-waste can be recycled also to recover metals such as copper, iron, silicon, gold, etc.
  • To use the plastic waste in an efficient way, polyblend, a fine powder of recycled modified plastic, has been developed. When polyblend is mixed with bitumen, it can be used to lay roads with greater water repellent capacity and greater life.

Solid Waste

  • Consists of all the unwanted undesired materials thrown into the dustbin
  • It may be composed of biodegradable or non-biodegradable wastes.
  • Open dumps used for disposing solid waste serves as breeding ground for rats and flies. Therefore, sanitary landfills are used as a substitute for these.
  • Biodegradable wastes can be either aerobically on anaerobically broken down using microbes. The non-biodegradable waste can be recycled, reused, or dumped in landfills.
  • Hospital wastes also contain hazardous materials, which have to be disposed properly. Hospital wastes are generally incinerated.
  • Irreparable computers and other electronic goods make up e-wastes, which are either dumped in land fills or are incinerated. E-waste can be recycled also to recover metals such as copper, iron, silicon, gold, etc.
  • To use the plastic waste in an efficient way, polyblend, a fine powder of recycled modified plastic, has been developed. When polyblend is mixed with bitumen, it can be used to lay roads with greater water repellent capacity and greater life.

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