1000 Flowers for the Planet - #567 Encourage Green Waste Treatments
Currently the ways most sewage treatment plants operate are not entirely friendly to our environment. Chemicals are used, particularly chlorine, which can be carcinogenic when it is put into the environment. When sewage is treated there is a great amount of sludge left over. Getting rid of this end product is not straightforward, but people are coming up with ideas for turning this waste into a valuable resource. We need to get behind these innovators and encourage governments to build green waste treatments that make use of the waste we all create. It will always come down to money, so we must think about the consequences of more than 7 billion people generating biological waste that goes … where? Down the loo is not ‘away’ like the rubbish bin. If you were responsible for getting rid of your own waste, if there was no toilet down which to flush it, what would you do? So don’t sweep this issue under the carpet – encourage governments to invest in green treatment plants and let’s do our bit for the planet.