4. Impact on societyMalaysia generates large amount of agriculture waste such as oil palm, rice, sugar cane and bamboo, the bulk of which are not being currently utilised for any further downstream operation. Some of the company may burn agriculture waste directly to reduce the cost. However, agriculture wastes burning are one among the many sources of air pollution. Severe pollution of land and water on local as well as regional scale caused by burning of agriculture waste. This also adversely affects the nutrient budget in the soil. Besides, agriculture waste produce carbon, nitrogen and sulphur and lost to the atmosphere in the process of burning. It results in the emission of smoke which if added to the gases present in the air like methane, nitrogen oxide and ammonia, can cause severe atmospheric pollution.
Those smoke will cause health risk, aggravating asthma, chronic bronchitis and decrease lung function. Burning of agriculture wastes may also contribute indirectly to the increased ozone pollution. Poor visibility which could lead to increased road side incidences of accident also affected by burning of agriculture wastes. It has adverse consequences on the quality of soil. This is because when the agriculture waste is burnt the existing minerals present in the soil get destroyed which adversely hampers the cultivation of the next crop. Impact of burning includes removal of a large portion of the organic material which affect the agriculture product.
Therefore, the product decided to use bamboo and rice husk to produce environmental friendly product.