With industrialization and its modern day advancements along with influx in population and development of global cities, garbage and its methods of categorization, collection, disposal, recyclability & reuse is considered an essential service in many developed countries. There is significant growth in developing & third world countries as well. With global urban population producing approximately 1.3 Billion Tons of municipal solid waste in 2012, the World Bank forecasts a volume increase to 2.2 Billion Tons by 2022.
With most countries trying to adapt various sustainable functional avenues in managing the total process in providing a clean & healthy environment the focus on waste management Singapore has increased on a global scale continuously. With a wider circle of countries further focusing on a greener future and reduction of the global carbon foot print, the importance placed on managing the cycle of discarded material is considerably heightened. With these in mind some of the key factors to consider are discussed below.
Manufacturing Industry & Garbage Goals
Modern day manufacturing organisations are bound with corporate social responsibilities, extending to the environment and its operational effects. Their policies are constantly monitored by regulatory bodies in ensuring standards are adhered to at all times. Within its framework an important process is considered as the disposal of discarded material. Ranging from solids, hazardous material to wastewater, each individual category is processed as per standards defined by regulatory authorities on a wider scale and disposed accordingly.
Most organisations prefer to completely outsource the process and focus on core business processes. Therefore the operation of carefully selecting a responsible service provider with focus on satisfactory operations generally progresses to long term contracts beneficial to both parties.
Creative Niche & Futuristic Trends
With the constant depletion of raw materials in the world due to overuse or misuse, the focus placed on avenues of recycling & up-cycling has gained significant momentum in certain developed countries.
With approximately 8.3 billion tons of plastic being produced globally since the 1950’s, the process of recycling plastic with its evolvement has enabled the creation of pathways & roadways in various countries, whilst empty plastic bottles being utilized in poverty stricken regions as alternates to building blocks. Though the above avenues are considered successful methods of waste disposal, only a minimal volume of plastics is being utilized for recycling and its uses in our current world with further avenues of growth to be explored.
Clothing & textiles are considered the second largest pollutant. These being 100% recyclable have enabled the environmentally conscious generation to focus further on avenues to upscale and re use them for better reasons, than only to make fashion statements. Therefore there are many celebrities who are driving the trend of wearing recycled clothing. Some large scale organisations have also followed suit by creating new business avenues with recycled material.