A Multidimensional Analysis of Economic, Environmental, And Social Implications of Transitioning from Landfill-Based Waste Disposal to A Zero-Landfill Model
Keywords:Waste generation, Landfills, Zero landfill approach, Circular economy, Sustainable consumption, and production.
A major challenge is posed by the growing issue of waste generation and its effects on the environment, the economy, and society. Landfills are overburdened due to rising populations and consumption habits, which pose a threat to the environment in the form of air and water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and health problems. The zero-landfill approach, which prioritizes waste reduction, recycling, composting, and other measures to reduce landfill-bound trash, has emerged as a possible remedy to this problem. With this paradigm, a shift to a circular economy is necessary, where waste is seen as a valuable resource that may be recycled, reused, or put to other uses. In addition to its positive effects on the environment, the zero-landfill model also has positive effects on the economy, including the development of jobs in the recycling and waste management industries, cost savings from lower waste disposal costs, and improved public health results owing to less pollution. A complete strategy encompassing policy reforms, infrastructure development, and individual behavioral improvements is necessary to implement a zero-landfill paradigm, nevertheless. It is critical to overcome obstacles like scarce resources and a lack of knowledge and instruction about trash reduction and recycling practices. Collaboration between organizations, enterprises, and people is essential for reducing waste creation and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production. The zero-landfill model is a pressing problem that necessitates group effort to reduce the negative effects of waste while promoting a more resilient and sustainable future.
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