The Importance Of Proper Waste Management

For correct waste management, it is important to know the types of waste we generate, especially to rule out risks of contamination for health and the environment.

Absolutely all waste, depending on its material, use, and substance, is divided into usable or non-usable waste. Usable waste can be for domestic, commercial, industrial or service uses; and they are always susceptible to reuse and recycling.

It is important to always separate recyclable waste (paper, cardboard, glass, cloth, plastics, and serfdom) from organic and non-recyclable. In turn, organic or biodegradable waste (such as wood, food, vegetables, and fruit peels) deserve differential treatment in order to make the most of their properties.

In addition to being usable or non-usable, waste is also classified as hazardous and non-hazardous. Hazardous waste can be of biological origin (with risks of infection and/or contamination), chemical or radioactive, among others. In the case of unusable hazardous waste, its management must be careful and responsible. Since in addition to polluting the environment, fines and penalties can be received for poor management.

In the case of industries, maritime or aeronautical entities, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, pharmacies, or mechanical workshops, it is important to pay attention to the correct management of the residues and waste generated. Since these can often be considered dangerous for humans and the environment.

Therefore, when managing waste, the first thing we must assess is what type of waste it is (usable, dangerous, organic, etc.) To rule out the hazardous nature of waste is important to have access to its safety data sheet and to consult specialized waste management centers. The correct management of this type of waste can only be achieved with information and knowledge on the subject.

The entire population must be involved in waste management since even domestic waste often requires treatment. Alternatively, in many cases, a lot of waste that has usable potential or can be reused is considered lost.

Waste management is nothing more than a cycle that must start and end responsibly.

If you have doubts about the management of your waste, contact us.


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