dindihar However, this too is an unfounded claim, as countless experiments have shown a variety of microorganisms consuming metal and plastic substances.
dindihar However, using bioremediation on that same ton of soil would only cost around $30.
dindihar Whether through bioremediation or some other method, we need to act now. Our planet is dying. Let us bring it back to life.
dindihar However, this fear is unfounded, as no evidence in any lab test has surfaced to support this claim.
dindihar Critics also claim that bioremediation is too limited to be useful because it only breaks down more organic substances.
dindihar In 1968, he invented bioremediation, the process of using microorganisms to breakdown waste.
dindihar This incredible amount of waste has had dastardly effects on America's ecosystems including soil erosion, contaminated groundwater, thousands of animal deaths from plastic ingestion, and more.
dindihar Ultimately, a solution needs to happen now to stop the waste disposal issue not just in America, but all over the world.
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dindihar For example, a 2014 meta-analysis of 50 studies found that bioremediation was around 85% effective at removing toxic metals from waste and around 65% effective at degrading rubber components in waste.
dindihar Critics of bioremediation today have the same concerns as critics from the 1960s. Specifically, they fear that the products produced from bioremediation will be more toxic than the original waste.
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dindihar Though America generates an average of 254 million tons of solid waste per year, few methods exist to properly dispose of it.
dindihar As early as the 1960s, people like George M. Robinson have sought more effective methods to combat the waste disposal issue.
dindihar Though Robinson's bioremediation was proven to be effective on countless occasions, critics and lawmakers ultimately prevented it from achieving popularity by outlawing and over-regulating vital steps of the process.
dindihar Bioremediation should be allowed, however, as a necessary way to combat the growing solid waste disposal issue.
dindihar One reason bioremediation should be allowed is because plenty of experiments have been conducted demonstrating the method's success.
dindihar For example, when removing waste products from soil using a traditional method, such as a chemical treatment, the cost can be upwards of $200 per ton.
dindihar Another reason bioremediation should be allowed is because it is highly eco-friendly. It is a simple, naturally occurring process that allows microorganisms to dispose of waste by eating it.
dindihar This is a stark contrast to most modern methods of waste disposal, which include incineration, harmful chemicals, and landfills. These methods cause pollution and disrupt local ecosystems.
dindihar Finally, bioremediation is also more cost effective than most of the current waste disposal methods.