The landfills that contain many of these materials have very alarming environmental effects. They are very hard to recycle because the residents of the community have built physical and chemical barriers to exclude access to materials dangerous to their health. The community has paid a heavy price for the care of the environment. These budgetary constraints have led to the development of highly polluting raw materials and products, from Belgium, or China, as well as waste material options that fail to demonstrate economic or performance values. The international community must act before it is too late.
Biocatalyticulture is a tertiary approach to sustainable development, based on the disciplines of plastics chemistry and biocatalysis. The WEC uses the scientific approach of retardation of chemical products via intermediate inorganically managed intermediate like wastewater and organic wastes to facilitate their reuse and recycling. More than 3500 have been generated from the life sciences and municipal chemistry laboratories and the enrichment of waste materials goes hand in hand with the embarkment of new technology and core of the research.
A concrete way to promote the use of biodegradable materials is the development of (i) technology that enables the functional materials to be biodegradable and (ii) means for automatically stabilizing and ensuring the integrity of wastes, either at the site of manufacture or at the site of use.
This technology needs to be implemented in real-world practices, that is, practices in which a plastics-material library and recycling plant are implemented as a capping resource, together with waste heat recovery and chemical alternative production and use.
This technology is being implemented in areas of waste treatment in which waste gas recapture is a major component of waste incineration since it is a key step in the completion of incineration. Therefore, it is of vital importance that such a facility be available, either on-site or ready to be deployed in the event of an emergency.
The technological stand-up of this process has increased, as have the public interests in recycling. The reasons for such developments can be traced to the rise in disposable income, the advancement of green technologies, and the general desire for ‘green society’ attributes. Also, it has been notable that during the recent economic crisis, recycling has become less expensive, and has been made a priority by many governments.
Recycling – The Economics of Recycling
The recycled content of a product is the economics of waste removal. The economics of waste removal relates to:
- The cost of processing to recover economically non-compostable materials,
- The cost of storage at the landfill, and
- The cost of disposal.
The economics of processing are industry-wide. For example, a plastics manufacturer can trade-off between rising costs for processing and falling costs for manufactured products. The economics of storage at landfills are industry-wide. If this product is primarily made from virgin resin, then it is economically just to store in a landfill. The same principle applies to glass and steel cans used today. The economics of sale and use of the waste products are of course, dependent on the level of treatment, and in some cases, the cost of treating and decommissioning facilities.
3 Points on Recycled Content
The 3 points on recycled content should be considered together as a whole, to get a complete picture of the economic benefits of waste management.
So far as possible, the more you can reclaim, the more you can invest to further your education and development. The receipt of recyclables demonstrates an awareness of, and competition for, waste disposal services. A quantitative analysis of the materials inputs and their sources can provide a credible assertion that the waste can be handled and managed profitably.
‘Waste is the accumulation of materials that can no longer be used … Thus everybody has a right to examine his own assortment, to weigh his own inventory, and to demand the fullest account of his duties to the public interest.’ The economic consequences of waste management and waste disposal have been increasing throughout the western world. Waste has multiple effects on the economy.