Causes and effects of waste pollution

The waste is often identified as the solid waste that is deposited in landfills. However, it is a much broader concept, and it has great consequences for humans, animals, plants, and the environment. The pollution it produces is one of the main problems we have to deal with. 

Pollution by waste

As mentioned above, the concept of litter is very broad. It is all the waste produced by humans that has not been managed in an appropriate way so that it is not reintroduced into the environment or other human activities. It is physical objects that accumulate in landfills, in cities or in nature. Considering that they are also the chemical substances that these objects release and that mix with the environment, be it land, water or air, and consequently pollute it. 


The main cause of waste pollution is poor waste management. We must take into in mind that waste is not the material, but the way it is managed. For example, a piece of paper will be waste or raw material depending on how it is managed. If it ends up in the environment it will be waste, but if it is deposited in a recycling container, it will become raw material. 


The degradation of the health of living beings is the main consequence. Toxic substances released by litter spread through the land, water, and air. When they come into contact with living beings, they negatively affect their health. In addition, waste pollution has a very negative impact on aesthetics, degrading landscapes. 

At Sustonable we are aware of the situation of landfills and the importance of recycling materials and moving forward with a circular economy. For this reason, our material is fully recyclable. Apart from the fact that it is made of recycled plastic material, all the waste obtained in production is reinserted back into the production line.