We hear more about the environment now than ever before. It is certainly on people’s minds more as humankind realises the damage that is being done to the planet due to the way we live today. Countless documentaries tell us the world will soon be unable to sustain life if we carry on abusing the planet as we do. Politicians attend summits to discuss ways to improve the atmosphere, the water, the ice caps, the list goes on. There are many areas we could look at for things that are damaging our environment. But one thing that probably wouldn’t come to your mind immediately is the hospital waste disposal system.
Hospitals are fuller than they have ever been. They’ve struggled to keep up with the demand that Covid-19 has put on them. But with full hospitals and more patients passing through them than ever, there has also been a massive rise in the amount of hospital waste being produced. This can cause huge problems for staff, patients, the wider public and the environment, if it isn’t handled in the correct way. It is therefore so important that hospitals use a waste management company with a good reputation and knowledge of hospital waste to make sure that waste produced is disposed of in a way that is safe for all, including the environment.
But hospital waste disposal management isn’t the only problem that is endangering our environment. There are many. One is overpopulation. This can be a hard one to understand sometimes because we’re used to seeing pictures of big open spaces or visiting areas where the landscape goes on for miles and is completely untouched by humans. But despite this, problems that humans have faced for thousands of years still exist – not enough water, not enough food, not enough housing. And while in some areas you don’t see people for miles, in other areas too many people are crammed into tiny spaces. There have been attempts to solve this problem through intensive agricultural farming, but this just makes the problem worse. They use insecticides, chemical fertilisers and pesticides that just damage the environment further!
These are just a couple of the problems facing the environment now. The environment really is reaching crisis point so it is vital that we educate ourselves on the different causes for the problems and how we can do our bit to minimise the dangers.