Preparing for the New Year may require a renovation of lifestyle and environment to create some space in our lives and surroundings, both mentally and physically. For today, we will demonstrate the importance of rethinking whatever is no longer needed in your environment, what we call “waste”.
What is waste?
Let’s first take a look at the definition of waste. Waste is anything that is not useful or desirable, but is not defined as damaged or spoiled. Anything that is no longer useful in our environment or in our lives can be considered waste. Based on these definitions, the trade of reusable waste started a long time ago, first on a local level and then digitized and location-independent through internet platforms and apps.
Waste in itself is not a threat to our environment. However, the increasing amount of waste does show negative effects. A well-known example is waste leachate. Leachate is the liquid created when waste decomposes in landfills and water seeps through the waste. This liquid is highly toxic and can pollute the land, groundwater and waterways.
Food for thought
Have you ever thought about what happens to the things you buy? How this waste can be absorbed into the environment, reused and recycled?
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