(Affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P.)

NAAC with 'B'

Vinukonda, Palnadu District, Andhra Pradesh

Waste Management

Waste disposal leads to direct and indirect environmental impacts such as land occupation, resource depletion, amplification of global warming due to methane and other green house gas emissions water intoxication due to land filling as well as acidification and toxic effects from emissions to air in the case of incineration. Direct impacts of Waste represent a significant but comparatively small share of climate change while resource depletion among similar effects is linked to indirect environmental impacts. This is mainly because indirect result of wastes are linked with the extraction and processing of different resources to produce different types of products while focusing on the out- put rather than the input in many industries.

Full implementation of waste management processes including waste prevention and reuse and recycling whenever possible has and can further help avoid considerable environmental impacts when assessed from a life – cycle perspective considering direct effects such as resource depletion.