People who waste their money on expensive garbage disposal can save a lot of money by recycling it, a study has shown.
The study, conducted by a team of experts in the United States and Finland, found that recycling waste that is not needed for human consumption saves about 10 per cent of landfill waste and that waste that has been used up over a decade can be recycled.
The team, led by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Resources and Environment (CSERIE), conducted the study to see if the waste was still being recycled after recycling, and if it was safe to do so.CSERIA is a non-profit research institute that helps to understand the sustainability of sustainable development.
It is part of the World Resources Institute, which provides funding for research on waste management and environmental sustainability.
“It’s a really important research project that is looking at the whole environmental impact of waste management,” said the study’s senior author, Dr Nika Säätänen, an associate professor of applied science at the University of Helsinki.
Sääsänen said the waste-recycling industry has been plagued by problems, including poor quality, lack of transparency and a lack of a clear picture of how much waste is being collected and recycled.
“I think we’re all aware of the waste industry.
But we don’t know how much is being recycled, or how much of it is being put into landfill,” she said.”
We don’t really know the impact of it on the environment, and that’s really a huge issue.”
The researchers conducted a series of tests on waste from the waste disposal industry in the US and Finland.
They analysed waste from both a municipal and an industrial level and found that about 85 per cent had been recycled, and about one-third of it was recycled within two years.
“The fact that the recycling rate was so high in Finland shows how efficient waste management is in Finland,” said Säsansänen.
“So we really need to get to a place where we can recycle much more waste.”
The waste industry, which has been accused of environmental mismanagement, has been blamed for about two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions.
It has been a major driver of the decline of the polar bear, the largest land animal on earth.
The researchers said the industry should have a national waste-management plan to help reduce the environmental impact, including recycling.
“There is no doubt that the waste and recycling industry has significant environmental impacts.
It’s very much a key contributor to climate change,” said study co-author Dr Mikko Häyhänen of the University in Helsinki.”
But we have to make sure that it’s properly managed,” he said.CSERCIE said that, as waste is typically recycled from the same site, the cost of the process could be passed on to the consumer.”
People who waste money on the disposal of trash are in a bad situation because they’re going to be paying for that waste for years and years to come,” said Häsanien.”
What’s needed is to do a better job of understanding the environmental impacts of waste recycling, including its environmental benefits.”
And there’s also a real need to understand how to reduce the waste to the level that is sustainable for society.