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Improper handling of waste can pose direct threats to our environment and health. Our lives are directly and indirectly connected with waste, but most of them are not dangerous for the environment and health if properly treated. However, unsatisfactory and ineffective collection systems, storage and removal of waste may result in negative impacts on the environment and human health.

Following are the impacts of solid waste has on environment:

a) Climate change

b) Water quality

c) Energy consumption

d) Carbon footprint

e) Human health