What is waste? Wastes are resources consumed by inefficient or non-essential activities, unwanted left oversee from production processes, or materials which from the viewpoint of the consumer has no value and are discharged to, deposited In, or emitted to an environ to such quantity or manner that results a harmful change. Waste will remain part of our lives for as long as we exist. While some people may produce more waste than other people, everybody produces it every day as leftover food, dirty water or garbage. Types of waste 1. Mining waste 2.
Industrial waste 3. Hazardous waste 4. Construction and demolition waste . Municipal waste 6. Packaging waste 7. Agricultural waste 8. Waste from electrical and electronic equipment Why is the volume of wealth generated in Africa increasing 1. A fast growing population 2. Rapid rate of economic development and arbitration 3. Rising levels of disposable income What is wealth? Wealth is the abundance valuable resources or material possessions and income. Therefore waste to wealth is the conversion of resources regarded as invaluable to valuable.
Communities are gradually interested in reducing the environmental outpoints of human economic activities. The great challenges facing the world are human-related on one hand and directly or indirectly science- related. The issue of technological disasters, environmental degradation and growing economic imbalance, calls for concern. Innovative sustainability efforts and practices and the encouragement of sustainable behaviors are needed not only as a way of boosting nation’s economy but also as a way of wisely getting rid of wastes that are eyesore and health hazards in our countries.
Business ventures and agencies are springing up daily worldwide o tackle the problem of waste and turning them to wealth. The goals of such ventures include the followings: ; Creating economic and environmental solutions Generating an approach for long term success creating market opportunities Forming a competitive edge by staying ahead of global trend Incorporating personal accountability Customizing solutions that result in auxiliary income Generating stakeholder value with green policies and so on Environmental sustainability is the long-term conservation of ecosystem components and tasks for generations.
Sustainability is connected to the quality of life in a community-whether the economic, social and environmental systems that make up the community are providing a health, productive, meaningful life for all community inhabitants, present and future Waste is converted to wealth through recycling. The possible Problems.