Are you considering recycling your business’ food waste through a waste collection service? In addition to the environmental benefits of food waste collections, you could also 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?
The Impact Of Climate Change
To say that climate change has a serious impact on our planet is a major understatement. It’s arguably one of the most serious threats to humanity as a species, according to information from NASA, the planet’s average surface temperature has increased approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century. [Source: NASA]
Our planet and the climate are under attack from various different sources, including pollution from various different greenhouse gasses such as nitrous oxide, water vapour, carbon dioxide, and methane. So it’s very important that we look to various different ways in which we can minimise the impact our actions have on our planet; that’s where food waste recycling can help.
For those who are sceptical about the impact that global warming has on the planet, NASA has detailed information regarding the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming.
How Food Waste Affects Our Planet
If you dispose of food waste in landfill, the food waste will decompose. However, whilst it decomposes, the waste items of food will release methane gas into the environment. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, whilst many associate climate change with gasses such as carbon dioxide and people take great steps to watch their carbon footprint, methane gas is much more powerful than carbon dioxide; it’s actually around 84 times more potent as a heat trapping gas. [Source: Environmental Defence Fund]
However, the threat of methane gas doesn’t end there. It’s estimated that methane makes up around 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. So in addition to being significantly more potent than carbon dioxide, this powerful heat trapping gas is responsible for approximately 1/5th of all greenhouse gas emissions.
So what can be done about food waste and the methane it produces in landfills? How can our actions lessen the impact on the climate and our planet as a whole?
What Services For Food Waste Are Available?
If disposed of in landfill, items of food waste release methane gas as they break down. However, landfill is not the only option for food waste, there are numerous different food recycling solutions including both anaerobic digestion and composting.
RTS Waste Management can provide an effective food waste recycling service that allows you to dispose of your business’ food waste in a responsible manner. This can be used to dispose of items such as fish, dairy, meat, and vegetable products. Separate Cooking Oi collections are also offered. Cooking oil recycling also results in keeping drainage systems clearer. A build-up of oil in drains cause fat bergs and blocked sewage pipes.
Why Should You Choose RTS Waste Management?
The UK has a few months left to reach its 2020 recycling target of 50%. The nation is currently at 45% so there’s only 5% left to go. However, with the recycling rate falling, it is essential that businesses and individuals do everything in their power to improve their waste disposal practices and make their day-to-day lives more eco-friendly.
RTS Waste Management understands the importance of protecting the environment. As waste management professions, we recognise the impact that waste can have on the planet; as such we work hard to ensure that all of our clients’ waste is disposed of in a legally compliant and environmentally responsible manner.
We are very passionate about the responsible disposal of waste, and this passion motivates us to stand out in the industry, despite any and all challenges. Our team of specialists can provide you with the waste services you need, but go above and beyond; we have recycling rates exceeding 90% on most materials collected.
Additionally, we can also provide a wide range of recycling services for other recyclable materials, including but not limited to:
- General and Municipal,
- Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR),
- Metal and Aluminium,
- Cardboard and Paper,
- Mixed Construction Waste,
- Soils and Green Waste,
- WEEE- Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
Environmentally Responsible, Legally Compliant, And Cost Saving Waste Solutions From The RTS Waste Management Team
With over three decades of industry experience, and such high recycling rates, you can trust our team of experts to get the job done.
If you would like to learn more information about how the RTS Waste Management team can help manage your waste more effectively and work towards a zero to landfill waste strategy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of staff.
Construction clients who would like to discuss food waste recycling are advised to send an email to James Redmond, who is our sales director for construction clients – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial clients interested in food waste solutions are advised to email our Commercial Business Development Director, Harry Sirpal – Harrys@rtswaste.co.uk.
Give Our Team A Call
If you would prefer to speak to a member of our team, please call 0207 232 1711. You can also request a call back by filling out our contact form which is available at the bottom of this page.