Methods of Waste Management
Methods of Waste Management -Production of necessary products & goods is increasing everywhere around the world with a view to keep pace with increasing human demand. Our natural resources are limited. After utilizing resources, production processes give off various unwanted materials or wastes, which cannot stopped or ignored. Products and wastes are like the two opposite sides of a coin; one cannot leave other. Read about Principles of Industrial Waste Management
Complete and useful products are consumed very easily whereas left over unwanted materials or wastes need to be taken care of to keep the environment clean and sound. With the advancement of time, people are becoming more aware of environmental protection, conservation and sustainability. As an Environment concerned business unit of Auto Group, Auto Textiles Limited is committed to do business in an eco-friendly manner. We are ready to comply with all rules and legislation regarding environment, health & safety. The main objective of this Environment Management System or Waste Management System is to manage all our wastes according to Environment Conservation Act, 1997 (ECR’97) to do production/ business activities in a safer way and keep the surrounding environmentally friendly. Actually, waste management should go beyond pollution prevention and disease prevention for humans. Furthermore, it should benefit society by providing economic gain for organizations, communities and families. The preferred approach for dealing with waste is Integrated Waste management (IWM). ISWM means considering not only the appropriate disposal of wastes but integrating this with other management options such as minimizing waste production, recycling, composting and other waste recovery options. The advantages of IWM are that we can consider all options and aim to manage wastes in ways that are most effective in protecting human health and the environment. IWM can also have many economic and
Wastes may become resources if they are properly segregated and utilized. Different wastes have different properties. Waste treatment procedures follow those properties to manage that waste. We have classified all our wastes according to different points of view. Depending on the states of the wastes, wastes are classified as-
- Solid Waste (solid in nature),
- Liquid Waste (such as wastewater that is mixed with different dyes & chemicals),
- Gaseous Waste (Smoke or gas emitted from combustion channels like generators, boilers, dryers etc.).
According to the potential degree of hazard, wastes have been classified as-
- Hazardous Waste (H)
- Low – hazardous Waste (L H)
- Non – hazardous Waste (N H)
According to production point of view, wastes has also been classified as-
- Production Waste (Generated directly from production process).
- Non Production Waste (Not directly associated with production).
Methods of Waste Management is not a waste until it is properly disposed of. It can be either a resource or a hazard. That is why it has to be segregated as resource material or hazard substance as early as possible. Hazardous wastes should be separated from other wastes since hazardous waste may contaminate the potential of non-hazardous wastes.