Archive for February 12, 2018
Trash. It is seen as something that is negative, that clouds our waterways, and fills about landfills to the point that they are overflowing. It is a negative, an obstacle for the environment, and a difficult thing to manage. While more municipalities are moving towards recycling, the environment still takes a toll with the amount of trash.
There are some statistics about trash that are worth noting. They are:
- Primary and secondary waste treatments remove about 85% to 95% of pollutants from the wastewater before the treated wastewater is disinfected and discharged into local waterways.
- Only 3% of Earth?s water is fresh water.
- Around 70% of the industrial waste is dumped into the water bodies where they pollute the usable water supply.
- Over 80% of the most se