Last year, municipalities around the world had a tough task to clear a staggering 1.3 billion tons of solid waste. Such garbage, known as Municipal Solid Waste consists of paper, plastic, wood, glass and metal, among other items.
According to World Bank, the world will generate over 2.2 billion tons of MSW by the year 2025. This is because of per capita wastage of material will rise from the current level of 1.3 kg per day to 1.42 kg daily.
These figures do not consider waste from industries. Nor does it consider villages and settlements where organized waste collection does not exist.
Striking rich out of waste
Everyone knows that waste products are a potential source of income. Rather, in every single aspect. Paper, plastic, rubber, wood, glass and metal, among other items can be sent for recycling.