20 October, 2017
Zero waste is the term used when referring to the complete elimination of waste created by businesses and homes. Usually, this means that no waste created by a business goes to the landfill at all. It goes beyond recycling in that it strives for the most efficient use possible for all materials and that those materials either return to the natural environment or are reused for another purpose. The direct benefits of zero waste is the elimination of all discharges to land, water, or air that are hazardous to human, animal, or plant health.
Zero waste, has become a proven business objective, with many companies finding that eliminating waste can significantly help the bottom line as well as satisfy employee and consumer demands for environmental responsibility.
What does it take to be a zero-waste business?
By following these steps, you will be getting your business on the path towards zero waste:
12 October, 2017
Pіlеѕ оf ѕраrе раrtѕ, dеbrіѕ, аnd unuѕеd buіldіng mаtеrіаl аrе а соmmоn рrоblеm after the builders have left. Тhеѕе іtеmѕ аrе hеаvу, аnd оссаѕіоnаllу dаngеrоuѕ tо ѕhіft оn уоur оwn, ѕо ехtrеmе саrе іѕ nееdеd іn thеіr dіѕроѕаl.
Instead of letting your building materials go to waste or take up space in a landfill, make the most of them! Use them up, or dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.
Rules on disposing of waste at local authority sites are fairly strict — you’re allowed to dispose of waste from building work carried out on your property as long as you’re the person who carried out the work. So if you’re employing builders, you’ll need to treat your waste as commercial waste. Bear in mind that local authorities are charged a landfill tax (currently £80/tonne) and are therefore incentivized to get you to recycle as much of your waste as possible.
Read on to find out how to get rid of your construction waste without harming mother earth… Read more
6 October, 2017
What is recycling?
Recycling is the processing of used materials (waste) into new, useful products. This is done to reduce the use of raw materials that would have been used. Recycling also uses less energy and is a great way of controlling air, water and land pollution.
So what does your waste get recycled into?
- Egg carton
- Building insulation
- Kitty litter
- Paper plates
- Counter tops
- Telephone directory
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