Meanings of Inorganic Waste

By | November 17, 2019

Inorganic waste is called all that waste, waste or unusable material that is composed of inert substances or materials, without life, which has been transformed for use and use.

Inorganic waste is the product of multiple human activities related to production or consumption. It is produced from chemical or mineral substances through industrial or non-natural transformation and manufacturing processes.

As such, inorganic waste is not biodegradable, but severely polluting and toxic. Consequently, it requires special treatment for disposal, recycling or disposal to reduce its negative impact on environmental conditions.

In this sense, inorganic waste or waste must be deposited at the sites provided by the local administration for collection and subsequent transfer to landfills, sanitary landfills or separation and recycling plants, as appropriate.

Examples of inorganic garbage are aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastic bags, synthetic fabrics, batteries, obsolete or unusable electronic devices, among other things.

It is important to note that inorganic waste can be, in many cases, reused or recycled, hence the importance of having efficient disposal or recycling mechanisms.

Inorganic garbage and organic waste

Inorganic waste is different from organic waste because of its origin. While inorganic waste is composed of inert materials or substances, such as minerals, chemical products or industrial manufacturing, organic waste, on the other hand, consists of all those wastes or wastes of biological origin, which come from or were part of living organisms as, for example, food products, paper or cardboard, leaves or branches of plants or shrubs, or animal and human body wastes. On the other hand, inorganic waste is not biodegradable and, consequently, highly polluting, unlike organic waste that is biodegradable.