Millions of tons of garbage and domestic waste are being produced each year. Where do they all go? There are three options: to place them in landfills, to incinerate them and to apply them on farmlands, forestlands, or mine land through processing the waste as biosolids.
Each of these options has its own place in society. Meaning, people can become inviting and welcoming to each of the choices they have about garbage disposal. However, the one thing we are zeroing in on in the last few years is recycling and treating the waste until it becomes a form of biosolids that can be applied on agricultural land.
Biosolids are valuable
People have begun recycling and composting domestic waste because they realized that they cannot continue filling landfills with garbage and incinerating them. There are materials in waste that could not be incinerated as it could potentially be toxic.
The continuous study of biosolids and its positive effect on the environment and the nutrients it contains that could nourish the soil have also been good reasons as to why households are more than willing to segregate their garbage and make sure they could be turned into biosolids.
Biosolids are rich sources of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and many other important minerals. All of these could not be present in such rich doses in chemical fertilizers and besides, these chemical fertilizers could potentially be harmful to the soil in the long run.
Biosolids are supplied
Municipal waste management systems are willing suppliers of biosolids to residential homes (for garden use), to farmlands, to forestlands, to mine lands and many others. Since biosolids can be used on agricultural crops, farmers are more than willing to transition to its use rather than stick with chemical fertilizers that they have to buy in bulk.
This process of supplying biosolids have also opened up the eyes of farmers and agriculturalists to the true nature of biosolids and how beneficial they are to the environment and to the crop production.
Biosolids are regulated
People have come to trust government regulations when it comes to biosolids. They know that since the treatment is heavily regulated by a set of guidelines and rules, the end-product will be suitable for their garden soils, their agricultural lands, their minefields, etc.
Even farmers would feel safer knowing that the fertilizers they are using on their soil are treated using processes and systems that follow a certain guideline and code required by the government.