Difference Between Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste is waste that has dangerous properties for humans and the environment. This property can come from the physical, chemical, toxicological characteristics or reactivity of a substance.
Non Hazardous Waste: Non-hazardous waste is waste that does not have dangerous properties for humans and the environment under normal conditions.
Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste has dangerous properties such as corrosive, reactive, toxic or flammable. Examples are heavy metals, toxic chemicals, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals.
Non Hazardous Waste: Non-hazardous waste does not have intrinsically dangerous or toxic properties like paper, plastic, wood and organic waste.
Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste can cause serious damage to the environment, including soil, water and air pollution, and affect ecosystems and human health.
Non Hazardous Waste: Non-hazardous waste can also pollute the environment if not managed properly, but its impact tends to be more limited and can be handled more easily than hazardous waste.
Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste requires special handling and management which is regulated by strict laws and regulations. The destruction or processing of hazardous waste must comply with safety and environmental guidelines.
Non Hazardous Waste: Non-hazardous waste also requires good management, but does not require the same level of security and destruction as hazardous waste.
Hazardous Waste: Identification and classification of waste as hazardous requires a more in-depth analysis to determine its characteristics and hazards.
Non Hazardous Waste: Non-hazardous waste can be relatively easily identified because it does not have significant hazardous or toxic characteristics.
Hazardous Waste: Transport and storage of hazardous waste must comply with strict regulations to prevent leaks or incidents that could harm humans and the environment.
Non Hazardous Waste: Transport and storage of non-hazardous waste must also be carried out safely and in accordance with regulations, but the level of strictness is lower than for hazardous waste.
In order to manage waste effectively and reduce its negative impact on the environment and human health, a good understanding of the differences between hazardous and non-hazardous waste is essential. With PT Sinergi Mitra Lestari Indonesia (Sinergi) Hazardous waste is handled and managed more carefully to ensure safety and environmental sustainability.