To say that global warming and climate change is a threat to our 21 st century society is a huge understatement. It’s arguably one of the most serious threats humanity faces as a species. As such, it’s essential that all businesses look at their practices and operations in order to identify areas in which they can be more environmentally responsible, for example by installing a recycling compactor.
Global Warming – It’s Not A Myth
It’s estimated that the scientific consensus on global warming is around 97%. It’s understandable that some might be sceptical, after all 97% is a very high percentage and some might find it hard to believe that such a high number of people could agree on the same thing. However the reason why so many people agree that mankind is contributing to climate change is because there is overwhelming evidence that global warming is due to human activity since the mid 20th century. Simply put, the scientific evidence is unequivocal.
- Global Temperature Is Increasing
Since the late 19th century, the planet’s average surface temperature has increased by 0.9 degrees Celsius. The world’s oceans have absorbed a significant amount of this heat, which causes further issues. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass and shrank. Between ’93 and 2016 Greenland lost an average of 286 billion tons of ice and Antarctica lost approximately 127 billion tons. That means that in the last decade, the rate of Antarctica ice loss has tripled.
- Rising Sea Levels
Data shows that after observations from 1993-present day, the rate of change for the sea levels is an increase of 3.3 millimetres per year. This may seem small however as the years tick by, it will quickly add up. Over the last century, the global sea level rose around 8 inches, that’s just over 20 centimetres. [SourceNASA]
Thanks to the data collected by Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advancements made, climate scientists are able to see a much large amount of data. As such, after examining the data, there’s no question; increased levels of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, Nitrous Oxide, and Methane, are causing the Earth to warm up.
Environmentally Responsible Options For Waste Management
When disposed of in an unsustainable and irresponsible manner, waste can be very destructive to the environment. For example, unsustainably disposed of plastic, food, and hazardous waste can all cause significant harm to people and the planet.
Fortunately, many items of waste can be recycling. For example one of the more common forms of plastic used to create drinks bottles is Polyethylene terephthalate (often abbreviated to PET or PETE). This type of plastic is highly recyclable which means that you can help to reduce your impact on the environment by disposing of plastic bottles in an appropriate plastic recycling service.
Another candidate for environmentally responsible recycling services is food waste. When people think of global warming, they often think of carbon dioxide emissions; however methane is a much more potent heat trapping gas. When disposed of in landfills, food waste rots and produces methane, so if you recycle your food waste instead, you’re preventing this harmful release of methane gas. There are various different food recycling solutions available, such as anaerobic digestion or composting.
How Can RTS Waste Management Help?
In order to help your business become more environmentally friendly, we can provide numerous commercial recycling services with options for recycling targets ranging from 80% to Zero Landfill. We can recycle waste such as general recycling, dry mixed, wood, metal, paper, glass, plastics, and more.
We can provide two different types of recycling compactors , portable and static. Portable compactors are ideal for commercial industries such as hotels, entertainment complexes, shopping centres, leisure parks, hospitals, and facility management of offices. Whereas static compactors are typically used by commercial contractors.
Environmentally responsible waste management isn’t just eco-smart, it’s also money smart. By following the waste hierarchy and reducing the amount of waste you send to landfill, your business can enjoy some significant cost savings. For example, did you know that the gate fees at food waste collection sites such as anaerobic digestion or composting facilities have significantly lower fees in comparison to landfill disposal?
Through the use of an integrated waste solution, the RTS Waste Management team can help your business save costs and turn your waste into revenue generators. By working coherently with your workforce, we can provide a hands-on integrated service that reduces waste, pinpoints recycling opportunities, and maximises your resources.
Environmentally Responsible, Legally Compliant, And Cost Saving Waste Solutions From The RTS Waste Management Team
As a registered Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier, we are committed to providing high quality solutions and services for the disposal of waste in manner that follows the waste hierarchy.
If you would like more information about the recycling baler services or any of the other waste management solutions that are available from the RTS team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff. You can contact our team in the following ways.
Construction clients are advised to send an email to James Redmond, who is our sales director for construction clients – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial clients are advised to email our Commercial Business Development Director, Harry Sirpal – Harrys@rtswaste.co.uk.
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