All over the world humans have thrown away an excessive amount of stuff that we are running out of landfills. There are no more untouched places left on earth, from Mount Everest to Antarctica and even the oceans, you will find tons of trash. We have totally ruined the places.
Every year more than 910,000 tons of garbage is produced in London, which is enough to fill 90,000 trucks. It’s high time that we should something to reduce the extreme level of waste.
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1. 3 R’s-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Reduce: The best thing that can be done to reduce the waste is just to consume less. Most of the things that we buy, we actually don’t need. We must cut back on what we buy today.
Reuse: Another option to reduce the trash is to reuse, giveaway, repurpose or freecycle things when you no longer require them. It will be a helpful approach in reducing the burden upon the global.
- Avoid making unnecessary purchases.
- Carry a reusable travel mug to the coffee shop or prepare your coffee at home. Also, don’t use single-serving packages consider using a reusable coffee filter in your coffee machine.
- Instead of buying beverages in aluminium cans or bottles, look for eco-friendly bottles or cans.
- Make sure you always carry a reusable water bottle like stainless steel bottles, mason jar and more because they are much safer than plastic and aluminium water bottles.
- Instead of buying bottled water install a reliable water filter and drink from the tap.
- Avoid takeout and carry homemade food for your lunch to school or work. Use lunchbox or reusable snack bag. This is healthier and cheaper option.
- Buy your milk in reusable glass bottles.
Recycle: Recycle as many things as we can. Glass, aluminium cans, cardboard, paper and electronics can be recycled to make into new things. Research for the recycle center nearby and find out what they accept.
The key is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Buy things that use recycled materials. Use boxes that are reusable. Use rechargeable batteries. Dispose of old “garbage” around the home or yard calling a company that offers removal services. Keep every single recyclable item out of the junk can and put them in the reuse bin.
Producing less waste and reusing and recycling will help to keep the planet greener as well as will prolong the life of the earth.
2. Hire Skip Bin Services
Hiring skip bin services is the fastest, easiest and cost-effective way of coping with rubbish in an eco-friendly way. Professional services like A&A Skip Hire will not only save you money but also save you effort on struggling with the domestic waste. Fit and responsible waste management- This is what skip hire companies offer, which is helpful in safer and cleaner environment. They know exactly what to do with the waste.
If you are building any construction for commercial or residential purposes, it’s obvious that you will have to manage the waste like metal, glass, cement etc. This type of waste around building site can affect the people safety working on the site. In order to provide superior safety and to avoid serious or fatal injuries, consider hiring skip bin services.
3. Managing Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste contains harmful chemicals that can adversely affect our environment, human health and wildlife. Also, this waste should not be mixed with general waste since they can heavily pollute soil, air and water. Which makes it necessary to deal with the waste in a proper and safe manner. Examples of hazardous household waste include bulbs, tires, thermometers, paint cans etc.
There are also laws enforced to keep a check on unapproved elimination and disposal of hazardous waste. These laws have been upheld to guarantee that companies in charge with the responsibility of discarding hazardous waste are aware of what they can do and can’t do. Different kinds of waste require different techniques. For instance, a company which is burning the waste professionally knows how to incinerate this waste without any potential risk of harmful fumes being exposed in the air.
If in case you are uncertain about whether your waste is hazardous or not, the most advisable thing to do is to ask an expert. Browse through the web and locate a trustworthy company with a reliable reputation among local and business customers.
4. Dealing with Green Waste
Green waste is the major concern of every homeowner that has a garden. If you are tired of dealing with the green waste, there are various things that you can do such as:
Composting: You can compost grass clippings and other green waste in your garden. All you need to do is; make the compost pile of garden and food waste, make sure that it can flow through it and your pile should be slightly damp.
Vermicomposting: To reduce green waste you can also use vermicomposting method. In this type of composting worms are used to create compost out of food waste.
Grasscycling: It is the another best way to deal with the amount of green waste. This process is all about composting or recycling grass by using clippings. Grass clippings decompose quickly and provide valuable nutrients.
Proficient and effective waste administration is a process that has become increasingly essential for our future generations. Adding to the creation of a cleaner, less inefficient but rather more sustainable society, waste management solutions help in limiting or preventing harmful effects on nature, improving economic advancement and enhancing the quality of life. The point of waste management is to preserve our natural resources, to control contamination of land, air, water and soil, and to improve human health.
There are many eco-friendly methods that you can use for waste disposal. These methods cause less damage to the environment. These methods mentioned above will definitely help in preparing an eco-friendly waste disposal plan. As it’s said, charity begins at home, so start recycling and reusing as much as you can.
Author Bio : Rebecca Pryor is managing director of A&A Skip Hire –one of North London’s leading provider of domestic and commercial skips.