Waste is an accurate reflection of the human species, we consumers that plunder and over indulge. Looking at history we have always seeking green pasture, moving to far corners of the world searching for something new. The earth once flourished with an abundance of green and wildness, rivers that are now contaminated were once the source of life. Now look at us, look at what we have done to Mother Nature?
Waste affects the health of the environment as well as the people who live depend on it. The more urbanized human beings become the more waste production increases and without a proper waste management system we screwed. How do you handle waste or minimize its harmful impact on the environment? Waste can be recycled; we can turn waste into a resource provided that we implement a effective waste management system. Many organisations have started using plastic storage containers to separate glass from plastic waste, this has proven to be very effective and the South African Department of Health and Resources has encouraged other business to follow suit. It all begins with an eco-friendly mindset, that not just business should partake but us as a human species should adopt.
There are solutions available for both home and industrial use, steel shelving reduce wastage in the food industry as it keeps fresh foods cooler for longer. One company in particular has excelled in waste management solutions, check out their plastic storage containers.