Inefficiencies of mankind are very much prominent by now while ascertaining our potential in prevention of global warming. We have always been predisposed to purchase and consume without thinking much about long-term solving. An embarrassing fact is; though we have been evaluating the impacts of carbon emissions for several decades, however, we have not been able to succeed to such a considerable extent by now.
New scientific inventions and methodologies have led us to initiate many new programmes. However, given the frequent political turnaround and the drastic economic changes, at times the movement doesn’t work as expected and results in a sheer failure. Needless to say that; industry waste has always been recognised to be the front and center for climate change.
Greenhouse Emissions due to Release of Industrial Waste
One of the crucial reasons that contribute to global warming and climate change is release of methane because of industrial waste dispersal. After the industrial waste is being dumped in landfills, the organic materials go through a process of anaerobic decomposition. Being flagged as one of SLCPs or Short-lived Climate Pollutants, methane comes with a short lifespan, however, leaves a long-lasting impression. Detailed research and studies have already exhibited by now that methane is more potent than carbon dioxide, thereby trapping a substantial proportion of heat from the atmosphere which, sums to around 84 tonnes of CO2 .
The Key to Pollution Prevention
Many nations across the world have comprehended this fundamental shift that the industrial waste and recycling industries should initiate activities on eliminating the methane emissions. After patching the problem right and addressing the roots tight, they are making efforts to remove the organics from landfills by implementing effective measures on waste reduction and composting. Doing so will help us in creating a two-fold solution for combating global warming and climate change.
● Firstly, the vigorous methane footprint will be eliminated to a great extent.
● Secondly, we will be able to seize the carbon in soils by facilitating the composting process.
Pollution prevention always stirs up pollution mitigation which, will certainly result in considerable reduction of the atmospheric concentration of methane. Thus, ‘tis the time to wipe out methane emissions thereby, contributing to global warming prevention.