What are the drawbacks of Improper Waste Management?

Every household and commercial place in London deals with the rubbishes and wastes in their day-to-day life. Many people used to skip regular bins, garbage collection, and weekly waste removal to dispose of their wastes in a regular routine and this leads to the accumulation of wastes in a huge manner. Even in some places, people used to dispose of their wastes by themselves. The problem would arise if they used the wrong method to dispose of the wastes or if any toxic presents in their wastes. To make the situation normal and to follow healthy disposal one should have a proper waste management plan and follow the waste management in a proper way. For further understanding let’s see the drawbacks of improper waste management in detail.

Improper Waste Management

Drawbacks of Improper Waste Management

Improper rubbish removal and waste management lead to the following drawbacks.

  1. Soil Contamination
  2. Air Contamination
  3. Water Contamination
  4. Affects Human Health
  5. Affects Marine Life
  6. Pest Problem
  7. Cause Climate Change
  8. Affects Growth in Economy
  9. Affects Local Life
  10. Affects recycling process

1. Soil Contamination

Soil contamination is the major problem caused by the improper waste management process. some wastes in the landfills are hazardous waste that causes leakage to the soil and it leads to soil contamination. Soil contamination not only affects the growth of trees and plants but also affects human health by causing liver damage and reproduction problems.

Soil Contamination

2. Air Contamination

Wastes have a tendency to emit chemicals and toxic gas that affects the atmosphere in a large manner. This leads to the cause of health risks and the toxins hurt the ozone layer. So, the hazardous wastes and chemical wastes containing toxic substances need to be collected and disposed of in a separate labeled container. The gas from the landfills and decomposing plants maybe harm the nearby living places.

Air Contamination

3. Water Contamination

In the regions of Decomposing and landfills plants, there are more chances of sweeping of chemicals and toxins with the groundwater. Also, the presence of sewage threatens human as well as marine life. Water Contamination destroys the marine system, corals, and spices in marine life. Fishes from contaminated water are more dangerous to humans.

Water Contamination

4. Affects Human Health

The improper waste management gently affects the health of humans and cause various disease if the living place is located near to the landfills. Even the employees who work in the field of landfills and other waste disposal works are at greater risk of causing the health issues like skin irritations, cancers, lungs problem, and other reproductive issues.

Affects Human Health

5. Pest Problem

Improper waste management brings the pests like mosquitoes and rats to your living place. The pests mostly prefer to live in garbage accumulation places and sewage areas. The mosquitoes cause diseases like malaria and dengue and rats carry leptospirosis and salmonellosis. The moisture from the improper disposal of rubbishes and other wastes be the major reason for various pest infestation.

Pest Problem