Smart Waste Management Strategies for cities
Solid waste management is a global problem faced by both developed and developing countries. Waste is generated due to human activities and the word waste indicates that the material is useless and unwanted. However, many of these materials can actually be recycled and some of the waste can be converted into energy. The earth’s ability to absorb our waste is a major factor influencing global warming and has underscored the danger of overstepping the earth’s ability to absorb our waste product.
Due to poor waste management, strategies in managing municipal solid waste is progressively become a major challenge in many cities and it will lead the city to enormous impact.
Municipal solid waste management is the method of collecting, transporting, treating, and recycling. Environmental and health effects are caused due to unsustainable management of waste. A good solid waste management system is essential for sustainable development.
Waste Management Requirement
Rapid urbanization is one of the biggest reasons for the increase in the waste volume generation ratio. It is very important to take expert advice from the consultant before starting any waste management design and strategy.
In the city, every facility requires its own waste management facilities and its design and operations should be very hygienic and easy for waste disposal and collection.
The waste generation volume and factors depend on the land use and population. Meanwhile we need to consider the local code and best industrial standers.
The city’s infrastructure wastes should monitor, with the help of artificial intelligence and radio frequency bins, the waste that needs to be collected and transfered into the central waste room by using an enclosed waste collection truck.
The waste management design should always prioritize on-site waste treatment by using the latest technologies and equipment like organic digester, compacter, glass crusher, cardboard baler, etc. in addition to the need for them to be considered inside the waste room with the waste sorting facility and recycling bins.
On-site waste management and Sustainability solutions
Every building required a waste room and its design should be suitable for the operation.
On-site recycling facilities will help to keep our natural resources stable and sustainable.
Using the latest technologies and artificial intelligence systems will help the city waste management operations smarter and easier.
Following government law has a very important role in building a sustainable environment and society.
Some Tips to Improve Sustainable Waste Management
The facility/ development management team needs to have well trained and experienced staffs for sustainable waste management operation. The following are some tips to be considered when implementing waste management within the community to enhance and promote sustanable waste management.
- Reduce food waste by shopping smart, buying what you need, composting food scraps, and donating unused food to food banks or shelters.
- Using of E-car & E-bike will reduse the usage of fule.
- Buy used items to reduce waste as well as the emissions created by producing new materials or disposing of them in landfills. Donate unused clothing, electronics and building materials to make sure others can reuse them too.
- Buy product made with recycled content.
- Maintain and repair products, like clothing, tires and appliances, so that they won’t have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently.
- Avoid single-use straws, plates, cups and cutlery when catering.
- Make better use of notice boards, intranets and online forums for shared information.
- Switch off lighting and heating/cooling when work areas are not used.
- Increase the use of natural light to reduce the use of electricty.
- Use of solar power.
- Use of sensor operating water tap and light.
- Borrow, rent, or share items that are used infrequently, like party decorations, tools or furniture.
- Donate clothes.
- Doing sales events to promote used households. office, electronic items.
- Reuse or repurpose items such as old clothing, cloth grocery bags, and containers to prevent waste.
- Reuse packaging materials such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap etc.
- Use scrap paper to take notes and messages.
- Don’t throw away redundant office furniture but donate it to charity or community groups in your local area.
- Refbricate used furniture.
- Convert orgains waste to garden use.
- On-site waste water treatment plant to convert the non-potable water to potable.
- There are a number of things businesses can do to ensure that they are recycling optimally. These include:
- Recycling toner cartridges
- Purchase recycled and low waste products. A detailed guide to recycled Products is available. See website:
- Recycling cans, plastic and glass bottles, paper, cardboard, etc.
- If you need more help recycling, take a look at all of the recycling services we offer.
- Recovery is the extraction of materials or energy from waste for further use or processing, including, but not limited to making materials into compost.