Why is environmental responsible waste management important?

Today recycling is a very important part of the environmental waste hierarchy. Consequently we try to recycle as much waste collected in our  Skip hire Maidstoneservices as possible. 

The environmental waste hierarchy? 

In the case of the hierarchy there are lots of details different methods of waste management. As a result, there is a certain order to follow, making it an easy to understand guide. To begin is the most eco-friendly ways to manage and dispose of their waste. 

The environmental hierarchy is as follows: 

  • Prevention 
    Firstly,  find any changes in order to use less materials. For example, in the design and manufacturing process. Additionally, you can keep products for longer, or you can reduce the amount of hazardous materials you use. 
  • Reuse 
    Next, choose items you can reuse or repair. . For example, computers.

  • Recycle 
    Next in the hierarchy is recycling . For instance turn an item of waste into a new product; there are lots of opportunities for recycling waste, one example is plastics. 

In the same way, there are numerous different recyclable plastic. One of which is Polyethylene terephthalate which can be described as either PET or PETE and is often identified with a recyclable symbol and the number 1 in the centre. Similar plastic is often used for plastic drinks bottles and cosmetic containers.  

  • Recovery 
    Furthermore, when the above three options are not available, recovery is the next most preferable option. Always think of waste recovery methods as creating energy of heat and power. For example, anaerobic digestion, incineration, and gasification and pyrolysis. 
  • Disposal 
    Lastly, there is disposal. This is the last option and includes landfill and incineration without energy recovery. 

The Damage Caused To Our Planet 

As well as issues such as rising sea levels or migrating animals that are caused by climate change, our supply of coffee could also be seriously damaged. Did you know that 60% of the 124 known coffee species are on the edge of extinction? Another worrying fact about the world’s coffee is that 28% wild coffee species grow outside of protected areas and only around half of this number are preserved in seed banks. [Source BBC

Undoubtedly, it isn’t just waste’s contribution to global warming and climate change that’s affecting our planet. Of course waste plays a considerable role in the pollution of our planet; this causes a significant amount of damage to natural environments and the lives of billions of living creatures. 

In addition to news about plastic pollution, specifically plastic in the world’s oceans. Did you know that it is estimated that “by 2050, the plastic in the world’s oceans will weigh more than all the fish”? [Source Sky Ocean Rescue]. 

How does recycling and other responsible waste management practices help? 

Indeed responsible waste management helps the environment in many different ways, firstly it helps to reduce the amount of natural resources are used through business activities such as manufacturing. 

pursuing this further, just ask yourself, how many trees are cut down to provide the planet with its supply of paper? Think of how many trees could be saved if people and businesses increased the amount of paper they recycled? Also it’s worthwhile noting that manufacturing items from recycled materials uses less energy than using virgin sources. 

How can RTS Waste Management help your business improve your eco-friendliness? 

In order to help your business become more environmentally friendly, we can provide a range of commercial recycling services. Thus reaching  recycling targets ranging from 80% to zero landfill. Helping your business work towards the 2020 UK recycling target of 50%. 

Clearly we can recycle waste such as general recycling, dry mixed, wood, metal, paper, glass, plastics, and more. 

Environmental responsible, legally compliant, and cost saving waste Management from RTS 

Therefore, follow the waste hierarchy and reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill.In particular, this will save you money. For example, did you know that the gate fees at food waste collection sites such as anaerobic digestion or composting facilities are low in comparison to landfill disposal? 

Finally, as a registered carrier, broker, dealer – upper tier, we are committed to providing high quality solutions and services for the disposal of waste (such as skip hire in Maidstone) in manner that follows the waste hierarchy. Additionally, clients can also contact our team by going to Contact us

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