Waste or rubbish is what we throw away every day. It includes everything from unwanted old cars to cigarette packets. As the amount of waste is growing rapidly all over the world and polluting the environment, the time has come to think about it very seriously. Waste management is the managing of waste by disposal and recycling of it. Moreover, waste management needs proper techniques keeping in mind the environmental situations. For instance, there are various methods and techniques by which the waste is disposed of. Some of them are Landfills, Recycling, Composting, etc. Furthermore, these methods are much useful in disposing of the waste without causing any harm to the environment. Wastes are classified into different types based on the physical appearance. Liquid wastes are liquid in nature, solid wastes are solid and organic wastes are organic in nature. Waste management for liquid wastes is different from solid and organic wastes. Wastes are also classified based on the degree of harm like hospital wastes are classified as infectious, highly infectious and general wastes. We cannot altogether get rid of our waste, but a proper management of it can certainly reduce it. If we think of burning, burying, recycling and thus reducing our waste, we can save our environment to a large extent. We can use some waste as fuel. We can use vegetable waste to make compost to improve our soil.
In many countries it is now quite normal to collect old bottle and cans and recycle them. More and more companies should come forward to promote greater recycling and changes in consumption patterns to reduce the amount of rubbish and help people to save the environment. A proverb goes that a stitch in time saves nine. So we should do the right thing at the right moment because timely action brings for us great success and saves us from a lot of troubles. Moreover, we know prevention is better than cure. So waste high time to take proper steps and necessary measure to raise awareness about the problem of waste management.