We often wonder what the future will look like. Self-driving hover cars and trains that can go hundreds of miles in the blink of an eye might still be a little far off, but hazardous waste disposal and management will keep getting better. Here are a couple of our predictions for the future of hazardous waste disposal might look like.
Less Waste Produced
Since the world has found out about hazardous waste, we have been doing our best to reduce how much we let into our environment. If the current trend progresses, society will figure out new, better ways to protect the environment from hazardous waste.
Making Waste Work
Did you know that waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous can be converted into energy? Through solid waste incineration, we can take the waste out of the environment and use it in more productive ways. Solid waste incineration is a highly renewable source of energy because as long as there are humans on Earth, we will be producing waste.
Addressing Electronic Waste
We live in a digital age. Technology is king, and it seems like every time we turn around there’s some kind of new tech on the market. Of course, everyone wants to trade up to the fancy new thing as soon as it comes out. So, what happens to all of those old devices? Some companies have trade-in and recycling programs in place, but a lot of electronic waste still ends up in landfills. As rapidly as technology is growing, we will need to manage all of that waste that our old devices are producing.
A More Waste-Conscious World
In the 1970s, hazardous waste was still a relatively new concept, and people didn’t have the level of information access that we enjoy today. With today’s society almost always “plugged in”, the access to information is unparalleled. With this easy access to information, the public is becoming more and more informed about hazardous waste and its risks to the environment. Information access will never stop growing, and more and more people will want to stay informed. In the future, there will be more people concerned about properly disposing hazardous materials.
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