Using Drones To Fight Wastage

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The world is on track to triple its garbage by 2100. Aargh, it will exceed 11 million tonnes a day. Whoa, that’s a lot of mess. You care about the state of things but how can you practically do more? Here are some data on the issue and ways in which flying that drone can help.

Landfill takes up Valuable space on the Earth’s surface

Garbage break-down can go on for centuries in landfills! Then, there is the leachate from the waste that potentially contaminates water and land resources, which means further wastage.

As well, landfills produce 18% of total methane emissions, which, unless harnessed as an energy source, is further wastage.

Note that methane is 25 times more effective as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 100 year period — Another reason to reuse, repurpose, and rethink before you purchase and avoid wastage is that it helps fight the extremes of climate change.

The wastage problem is BIG!!!

The wastage problem is HUMONGOUS.

fight against wastage and trash to landfill

Sad for your health – SAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 There are hidden toxins in many everyday household products. These can also harm our environment, so it makes double the sense to avoid them.

Investigate your air fresheners, cleaners, food additives, and beauty products.

Washing your face, brushing your teeth and scrubbing your body can be hurting, not only yourself but also the environment.

Only recently… the US intends banning plastic micro-beads from personal care products and other places are gearing up for a campaign against the use of plastic micro-beads.

Plastic micro-beads are not filtered out of our treatment systems, enter the aquatic systems and pass along the food chain. We are ultimately the top of that food chain.

How Drones make a difference

You can use a drone to reduce wastage similar to how Monash University are using drones to reduce water wastage on farms.

And at landfills, drones can be used to manage waste in a more efficient way.

As well, drones can monitor and help manage the ocean plastic debris. I cover more like this in my article on 101 Ways Drones Are Saving The Earth For Us.

If you are looking for the best drones for these purposes, I cover a selection in my buyer’s guide on long-range drones.

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2 thoughts on “Using Drones To Fight Wastage”

    • Yes, indeed as a society we are lagging behind with the amount of food waste from supermarkets (and even from our own refrigerators). The natural resources that need saving are the old forests, because these provide home and shelter to a diverse array of animal, insect, and plant species, apart from being the lungs of the Earth. Just some of where we are lagging behind. Thanks for you comment.

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