Save Natural Resources
Most common Natural Resources are Sun, Air, Water (Rivers, Lakes, Aquifers, etc), Gas (Methane, LPG), Fossil Fuels, Forests (Wood, Paper), Commodities (like IRON, COPPER, ALUMINUM, RICE, CACAO, TEA, COFFEE etc), Flora, Fauna, don’t forget Humans and much more less common resources.
In general, all products delivered by Nature, renewable or non-renewable. Especially the non-renewables are worry-some. Think in terms of recycling, reusing and replacement.
In this context, it would be appropriate to mention separation of residues. An obvious first stage separation should be done in all households, offices, factories and even industrial plants whereby the residues are separated in Organics, Inorganics and Sanitaries.
The secondary separation should take place at the Waste Management facilities, by a little more trained personnel. In the community where I live there is no need to have a waste dump as all the residues find their way to recycle, reuse and replacement. There is still an opportunity to fine-tune the processes though.
Contamination caused by any of these resources is in this context not relevant. Future essays will address resources as Forests, Water and Gas. But it could not do any harm to think about contamination by broken and/or burnt out fluorescent lamps and other lamps using metal additives, used cooking oil, motor oil and batteries of all kind. All these products should be recycled, cq reused properly.
Organic matter is mostly going to composting units, although it would be much more beneficial to run this material through biodigesters. Mixed with animal dung on a 15:1 basis, it could deliver even better compost as a side product of the digesters, while the methane gas (biogas) is extracted.
This biogas can be used as is, for fuel or fed to special generators to produce electricity. Once removed from the organic matter and contained, this reduces the greenhouse gas emission and detoxifies the remainder organic matter, which can be used as fertilizer. A reminder is in place here. Methane gas, although lesser in quantity than CO2, has an average global warming potential of 23 times that of CO2 and is for 30% responsible to global warming.
If everybody does contribute a small effort, the world could be a much better place to live and to enjoy the natural things, most people are just taking for granted. Don’t forget, we are doing all these things, also for our own good. Do your part and at the end you will be rewarded with a much cleaner environment.
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Read the articles about various subjects related to Natural Resources
- Electrical Energy Saving
- Mosquitoes – How They Affect Humans
- Coffee – The Social Drink Of Choice
- Some thoughts on Management of Organic Waste – Liquid and Solid
- Reforestation – Is That Really a Problem?
– Extension The Role of Microbes in the Tropical Rainforest
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