ALL THIS HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE PEOPLE LIVING NEARBY
Of the 292.4 million tonnes of garbage, only 65 million tonnes are recycled and only 25 million tonnes are composted.
The most popular and affordable way of clearing the territory from garbage today is the removal and disposal of all waste at one site — a landfill. Globally, this does not solve the problem of garbage distribution, as garbage arrives to such landfills every day and the volume of arrivals is only increasing.
We have mountains of landfills, millions of hectares of land cleared for landfills and countless animals forced to flee in search of a better habitat.
Only 10% of discarded waste in landfills decomposes within a few years. The rest will outlive you and me.
the decomposition period of popular waste:
According to British research, landfills increase the possibility of the following consequences:
that's how much trash is on land in the world in 2021
DEATHS FROM RESPIRATORY DISEASES
GENE MUTATIONS AND INFANT MORTALITY
Food waste will begin to emit methane and unbreathable alkanes, terpenes, aromatic hydrocarbons, and hydrogen sulfide
The paper dries out and gets covered with fungal growths, spreading through the air to nearby populated areas
Other solid waste can be heated, explode, disintegrate into microparticles and poison the environment
It is important to note that no preparatory measures for soil decontamination are taken. And a huge amount of toxins from the decomposition of certain types of waste enter the soil layer.