The world population is growing, not shrinking, and currently each human being adds significant waste to the planet over his or her lifetime.
The danger of global climate change has forced us to take drastic measures to cut down on pollution levels to slow down if not eradicate this phenomenon. In view of this, ambitious but necessary targets for recycling are also being set by governments around the world.
Hazardous waste makes up an estimated 15% of disposed materials per year. it is paramount that companies learn the proper steps to handling waste to minimize the risk of pollution and damage to both individuals and ecosystems alike. This entails abiding by proper hazardous waste disposal protocols, especially for toxic materials such as blood, medical equipment, and radioactive waste.
Some Recycling Facts
Studies have shown that:
- Around 16% of the cost of a product is spent on its packaging which is completely wasted if not disposed of properly. More than 60% of the rubbish that ends up in trash bins can be recycled.
- 80% of a vehicle can be recycled. Aluminium cans can be recycled completely and put to use in a short time
- Glass can be recycled 100% and reused. Thousands of glass jars and bottles are thrown away every day. Glass products which end up in landfills do not decompose at all. Similarly when you recycle one glass bottle, it can save enough energy to power a personal computer for 25 minutes.
- It has been observed that 24 trees are cut down to make one ton of paper. On the contrary, recycled paper is proved to create 70% less pollution compared to normal non-recycled material paper production. 70% less energy is utilized to recycle paper compared to making it from raw materials.
- Plastics, which can often be recycled, take around 500 years to decompose.
- One recycled tin can saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
The Inefficient Waste Management Predicament
Due to decomposition and properties of different wastes, there are gases and discharge produced when trash is left uncollected as litter or even in landfills. These can escape into the environment and pollute air, surrounding soil, or water sources leading to health problems for people, and damage to vegetation
Pollutants run into rivers and seep into ground water. Floods are caused by garbage clogging drains, and the atmosphere can be poisoned by the toxic discharge from trash.
The Green Co and its partners offer a cradle to grave Integrated Waste Management Solution
We assist customers with proper planning and implementation of fit for purpose Waste Management Solutions that include the correct identification, classification and disposal of hazardous waste. We also assist with the implementation of well organised onsite waste assortment areas for recyclable waste.
Keeping Hazardous Waste from entering the environment illegally is enabled through proper transport and disposal of the various waste types.
Through the implementing “cradle-to-grave” waste management strategies and providing reports compliant with waste disposal regulations are ensured.
The following principles are implemented as part of the solution:
- Waste prevention: The prevention and avoidance of the production of certain hazardous wastes or hazardous substances.
- Economic reduction of the volume of waste during production: This through implementation of different processes or cleaner technologies.
- Resource recovery: Recycling or the recovery of energy through incineration and bio-degradation.
- Waste Treatment: The treatment of waste to reduce waste volumes or hazardousness.
- Waste Disposal: The environmentally safe disposal of waste.
WHY THE NEED FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE REMEDIATION AND DISPOSAL SERVICES?
Hazardous waste refers to any material or substance that has served its original purpose (such as cleaning or providing energy) but still presents a significant threat to human health, animals and the environment. Hazardous waste can have a variety of disastrous short and long-term effects. For this reason, all waste materials must be handled with extreme caution and disposed of correctly and safely….
Recycling and proper waste management and disposal are the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.
Recycling basically involves turning used materials that are labelled as recyclable over to your local waste facility designated in a disposal container as “recyclable” materials to be taken and reused as material for a new purpose. A recyclable product is turned back into a raw form that can be used to create a new and different product.
Industrial Recycling involves using a product, in part or as a whole, in the production of similar or same products again…
Our world today faces unprecedented challenge. Significant increases in the human population, unsustainable production practices and inadequate environmental conservation. Meaningful changes to our current practices can only happen if they are supported by ambitious, proven, cost effective and sustainable solutions…