Garbage have been pilling up in the landfill, and it’s increasing every day. If we just let it be our planet will be covered with garbage in no time. For an entire week I tried to reduce my waste by trying some methods that I think will surely reduce my waste. When I go grocery shopping I bring my own shopping bag and also so I can save little bit money for buying the plastic bags. I recycle all the plastic bags that I get from buying in other stores, and I used them as my garbage bag.
I rarely use the black garbage. I went to a local farmers market to get my food and I was surprise how cheap the food was and they produce less waste also they have less chemical than those in super markets. When I went to my local coffee shop I brought my own cup, to save some money and to help the environment on the waste. Whenever I go now I always bring my own refillable water bottle. I also donated some stuff that I don’t use anymore I didn’t threw in the garbage this time, I realize that there are some people who needs it than me and it can also reduce my waste.This experiment is very hard. Its hard to suddenly reduce your waste in one week. But I made it through the week with little waste.
I learned that I produce a lot of waste. 2. What are the consequences of this ecological footprint to us and the planet if this continues?Imagine we all throw our garbage in a landfill or a nearby river without someone supervising our waste management activities. There would be environmental effects such as surface water contamination, soil contamination, pollution, and leachate. Water pollution, waste that end up in the water that negatively change the chemical composition of the water. It can cause harm to the animals that drink the polluted water. Soil contamination, dangerous chemical that get into soil can harm plants when the take up the water from the soil through their roots.
Pollution, when we throw our waste anywhere can result in land and air pollution and can cause problems and other health issues. Leachate, liquid that forms as water through contaminated areas. It forms a very harmful mixture of chemicals that may result hazardous substance entering the surface of the water, ground water, or soil.4.Describe how these green technologies work.
In the past years technologies that help as manage our waste have been discovered and they have been improving it over the years to perfect it. Anaerobic digestion, involves the use of microorganism to break down biodegradable material when there is no oxygen is present. This technique is commonly used in industrial wastes. Bioconversion of biomass to mixed alcohol fuels, converts biodegradable material into useful chemicals such as biofuel. Biodrying, uses biodegradable waste, it heats is up rapidly through composting to remove moister of the waste this technique takes up to 8 days to fully dry the waste. These are only few examples of the green technologies that we develop to help reduce waste in out planet.