The massive pace of industrialization and advanced commercial activity over the last few years has transformed the way growth and development influences humanity.
Along with the vast series of benefits, such high scales of growth have brought along with it a set of fallouts and environmental hazards, posing a significant challenge of management of the same for authorities as well the common man.
The massive increase in the quantity of industrial waste being generated is one of the most prominent instances of the negative impacts of growth and development all over the globe. This subject has attracted a considerable amount of study and research activities in an attempt to look for the right amount of solutions and remedies.
Industrial waste management primarily revolves around the identification, analysis, and processing of industrial waste to achieve the objectives of maximum utilization and conservation of resources, along with harnessing the opportunities to salvage, reuse and recycle the constituents of industrial waste.
The practice of waste management is fundamental in the wake of the fact that industrial waste is a significant component of the waste stream. The principal objective is to practice a series of waste reduction techniques in an industrial setting. The most important practice in this aspect includes the waste minimization techniques such as source reduction techniques, recycling techniques, waste auditing and the training of newly developed technologies such as cleaner production.
To begin with, the process of waste minimization includes any techniques followed for source reduction or recycling activity undertaken by a waste generator. Such activity results in a reduction of waste produced along with a decrease in the toxicity of the waste.
One of the essential techniques as a part of this process to make sure active industrial waste management includes the source reduction techniques. This step is carried out by changing the composition of the product to reduce the amount of waste that might result from the use of the products, along with reducing or eliminating hazardous materials that might be entering in the production process.
Meanwhile, as a part of this process, the solution providers often attempt to return the waste material to the original method, use the waste material as a raw material substitute, process waste material for resource recovery or as a by-product and many more.
Similarly, waste auditing defines sources, quantities, and types of waste generated along with identifying where, when and how the wastes are produced along with establishing concrete targets and priorities for waste reduction.