The Impact of Poorly Managed Municipal Waste

The issue of garbage in the city has always been a hot topic of discussion. Until now, Indonesia is still implementing relatively bad management. The garbage from urban communities is disposed of in rivers or collected in a landfill (TPA). In fact, the land used as a TPA will eventually become filled with garbage.

Denmark is the country with the largest amount of food waste. Meanwhile, Indonesia is the second country that produces the second largest plastic waste in the world. Just imagine how food and plastic waste that humans produce every day. All this rubbish certainly has a bad impact that must be realized.

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The Impact of Poorly Managed Municipal Waste

Bad Impacts of Trash in Unmanaged Cities

Good waste management is the right solution to solve the garbage problem that has been plaguing. The best example can be seen from Japan, where the people have been sorting waste from home. There is a garbage collection schedule which will later be processed so that waste is not piled up in the TPA.

It would be nice when the waste problem in the city is well managed so that it does not cause bad impacts. Awareness of waste must be understood by the community and good management must be disciplined by the government and society. If you still like littering, first take a look at what the bad effects will be.

Dirty sight

There are still many big cities that have views of slums, dirty with garbage. The largest example can be seen from the city of Jakarta. Where so much garbage is dumped in the river that it makes the water flow blacken. This dirty sight is certainly very disturbing, right?

Soil contamination

It's not just river water that's polluted. When land is used as a TPA, the local soil conditions will be damaged. Soil can be exposed to various chemicals from household waste to factories. Even though the land functions to filter water which is the source of life. Of course, the people around the TPA will find it difficult to get clean water.

Cause flooding

Garbage in the city is handled by the government, but that does not mean that the community is not responsible for the household waste that is produced. There are still many people who throw garbage in the river, either because they don't want to pay for the trash subscription or something. However, the garbage dumped in the river will clog the water flow, where the impact is flooding in the rainy season. So don't be surprised if floods often occur in cities.

There was an outbreak of disease

Garbage in the city is also a source of disease outbreaks. Floods that arise because rivers are clogged with soil will cause diseases such as diarrhea. Garbage is also a source of uncleanness in the environment. Dirty rooms cause air pollution, can cause diseases such as tuberculosis, dengue fever, and even malaria. If the epidemic has emerged, it can lead to death for the patients.

There was acid rain

Garbage that appears in urban areas is not always physical, such as plastic. There is also factory waste in the form of steam, causing air pollution. Substances such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide to hydrogen sulfur spread into the air. This airborne chemical has great potential for acid rain to fall. Though acid rain is very dangerous and can cause damage to metals by its corrosive nature.

There are so many negative impacts of waste in cities. As a smart Indonesian society, reducing the production of household waste is the right step.

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