Advantages And Disadvantages Of Different Types Of Recycling

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Beginning: This article will provide an introduction to the topic.

Incinerators start with gas or another combustible fuel. The waste is used to sustain the process. For complete waste burning, temperatures of up to 850? Most plants increase the temperature to 850? Scrubbers are used to remove any dangerous chemicals. Chimney cooling systems reduce the dioxin produced.


Cost – reduces the carbon footprint (reduces transport costs). In urban areas, the reduction of space can be a significant saving.

Incineration of waste can reach 90% in some areas. Incineration can free up 90% of the landfill space. This eliminates the need for new landfill sites. It is especially helpful in areas with high waste generation, such as urban areas.

Landfills in the community are not a pleasant sight. They also attract a variety of insects and pests. Incinerating facilities will be similar to other industrial structures.

Incinerating waste can be used to produce electricity to help lower costs. Incinerators that produce electricity can reduce costs by up to $3 million a year. Incinerators are used in colder countries to heat nearby areas.

Pollution is completely eliminated if the incineration program is properly followed. Even this waste can be converted into other materials.

Gas produced from anaerobic bacteria that decompose waste is collected to be burned and produces electricity. The water from the landfills can also be used in water turbines for additional electricity.

Gas usage. The methane that is produced in landfills by NASA can be used for space flight. This will save energy and give the gas an outlet.

Waste – less waste as the production of many products is reduced by substituting them with reusable ones.

Ledcs may find employment through refurbishment.

Disadvantages Reuse often involves cleaning and transport, both of which are expensive.

Pollution can occur when certain items are used for a long time, such as older televisions, freon appliances or second-hand cars.

Material consumption increased – since reusable items need to be stronger than single-use goods, they require more material.

Negative aspects

Cost – high costs of infrastructure construction and operating the incineration. (Addressed by the introduction of wte plant). These plants require trained personnel to operate and maintain them.

The need to incinerate huge amounts of waste has forced the abandonment of plans to recycle and reuse waste.

Modern landfills have much better technology than the stereotyped “holes in the ground”. Modern landfills use controlled gas outlets for gas control and to pump gas to different places.

Landfill sites need a lot more space. Some landfills are able to be used as golf courses once they have been finished. However, while they are in use, their land requirements remain and this limits the future use of that land.

Gases – decomposition of organic material, such as cardboard and paper. Decomposition of organic materials, such as paper and cardboard, occurs in landfills under conditions that release large quantities of harmful gases. Methane is one of these dangerous gases. Gas produced by landfills can cause air pollution and climate changes.

Soil pollution. Chemicals from waste can seep into the ground and end up contaminating the water. Even though hazardous wastes are meant to be placed in specially constructed landfills, recycled or incinerated, some end up as general waste. Batteries can contain toxic chemicals like lead, and are often thrown away with other waste because people don’t know how to properly dispose of them.

Cost – recycling is associated with both high initial costs and maintenance costs. First, a large recycling facility must be constructed, and then maintained. Second, specialized personnel must be hired to maintain equipment.

Safety – recycling plants can contain toxic waste.

Loss in quality – recycled materials will result in lower quality products than those made with fresh material.

Re-using is the process of reusing something, whether for its original use (conventional re-use) or a new purpose (creative re-use or reassignment).


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