Industries produce tonnes of solid waste daily. This waste contains hazardous plastics, and packaging materials, along with chemicals, metals and gases.
The two techniques used in managing the industrial solid waste:
Bioremediation : This uses natural as well as recombinant microorganisms to break down toxic and hazardous substances in a solid waste by aerobic and anaerobic means.
Bio-mining :This is the process of using microbes to extract metals of economic interest from rock ores or mine waste. Bio-mining techniques may also be used to clean up sites that have been polluted with metals.