Dangers of Waste Soapy Water and Oil for the Environment

  1. Causes a Variety of Chronic Diseases

A report from Toxic Links states that the phosphate content contained in soapy water waste can trigger irritation of the skin. If left continuously, the hoarding of phosphates on the skin can lead to cancer. The same is true of residual oil waste that can be a cancer stimulant if humans consume oil-tainted seafood products.

  • Causes The Occurrence of Water Eutrophication

Another waste hazard that is no less important you know is the eutrophication of water, which is the uncontrolled growth of water hyacinth plants and algae on the surface of the water caused by the content of compounds contained in soap waste. Both plants are known to block the circulation of sunlight and oxygen that is desperately needed by aquatic biota. If left unchecked, the balance of ecosystems in the water can be disrupted which can lead to many aquatic biota dying or even experiencing extinction.

  • Plastic Packaging That Is Not Environmentally Friendly

Oil waste and soap are not the only threats to the environment. Plastic soap wrapping and also oil can be a life-threatening hazard. Most plastics used cannot be decomposed by water or soil for up to 40 years, so separating plastic waste is highly recommended to prevent it.

  • Inflicting High Economic Losses

In addition to the enormous environmental impact, waste hazards can also affect economic activity. For example, as happened in Karawang, because there is an oil spill that pollutes the sea there are many coastal tourism that must be closed. This is just one example. Imagine if the agricultural and fishery sectors were also polluted with oil waste or soapy water, of course there would be crop failure that caused the market price for viable foodstuffs to be less.

  • Sustainable Water Crisis

The impact of its waste is no less dire is the ubiquitous water crisis. As explained earlier, waste from soapy water and oil contains compounds harmful to the environment. If left continuously, more and more water sources are polluted with oil waste or soap and cause scarcity of supply to the community. To overcome this, governments or private companies engaged in various industrial sectors must install the right Wastewater Treatment Plant (IPAL), so that no more ecosystems are damaged.

After knowing the dangers of waste from soapy water and also oil for the environment, now is the time for you to be wiser in processing both wastes. Don’t get you wrong and then cause damage to the surrounding settlements. Try to dispose of soapy water waste or cooking waste oil to the right place. This way, you can participate in protecting the environment with simple steps from your home and industry. Ready to start? You can contact us for more information about implementing IPAL at a cost-effective IPAL.