Regardless of the type of business that you run, you are going to create waste. This could mean a surplus of packaging and paper, leftover food, or even something more hazardous. Whatever type of waste you create, you need to make sure that you develop a waste management plan that is sustainable. Waste management is important for protecting this planet and if we do not manage waste sustainably then we are contributing to pollution, overcrowding of landfills, and ozone layer destruction. Therefore, your company must have a strong waste management plan in place, and this is where we come into the equation.
Waste management, to put it as simply as possible, is the way that you manage your waste and dispose of it. There are different types of waste management and this includes the following:
Developing a sustainable plan for waste management can be pretty tricky. The majority of companies are under a lot of pressure to decrease the impact they are having on the environment, make sure that their plans are in line with government legislations that happen to be changing all the time, as well as to stay in budget. Due to this, many companies are turning to waste disposal companies such as Flotta Transport to do all the hard work for them.
There is a lot of reasons why it is essential to manage your waste. To begin with, it decreases the impact you have on the environment. According to a study by World Banking, we produce around 2 billion tons of rubbish every year. A lot of this waste is not reused or recycled, it just ends up at a landfill site, which cause a lot of damage to the environment.
Why is this the case? Well, to start with, waste does not degrade as fast as a lot of people think. For instance, you will probably be shocked to hear that a plastic bottle can take over four centuries to depose. Due to this, it is estimated that 12 billion tons of plastic will be sitting in landfills come 2050. Furthermore, decomposing rubbish creates harmful gasses such as methane - this is a gas that damages the ozone layer, which many believes contributes to global warming.
Also, another reason why it is important to manage your waste is that all companies within the EU are obliged to follow the waste management laws in place. This means that companies must:
• Sort and store waste safely
• Keep waste to a minimum
• Keep a note of the waste that you are producing and disposing of
• Dispose of waste properly by using a waste management company that has a waste management license
Hiring Flotta transport will decrease the pressure that comes with making sure that all your waste is managed effectively. We do all of the hard and dirty work for you, so you have more time to do the important bits for you company. Additionally, we have more than a decade of experience under our belts and we will help you to see up an effective waste management plan. This includes important details such as:
• Those who will be accountable for managing waste at your workplace.
• The steps you can take to decrease your waste weight.
• The products that you can reuse.
• The best way to store your waste.
• When and how your waste will be collected.
• The best way to dispose of your waste.
The first step to any waste management program is to take preventive measures. To start with, you should try to decrease the total amount of waste that the company produces. For instance, you should only buy the products that you need as well as materials that are easy to recycle.
Recycling is something that is essential. For instance, plastic is used all over the world and if it it not disposed of properly then it can cause a lot of damage to the environment. Plastic can be used multiple times, but most of the time it ends up at landfill or in the ocean, causing a lot of damage to marine animals. Studies have proven that the majority of sea turtles now have plastic traces in the systems. In fact, experts now believe there to be more plastic in our oceans than wildlife - we humans really should be ashamed of ourselves.
Thankfully, we can do our bit to prevent the above from happening. In fact, there is a wide variety of waste that be recycled now, and this includes the following:
• Food waste
Whenever you have a product that you cannot recycle or reuse, you should think about how others might be able to make use of it before chucking it away. If you have an item that you are not sure how you can dispose of it properly, then simply get in touch and we will help you out.
Waste management cost will vary depending on how much waste you produce. Also, the type of waste that you need to get rid of will also have an impact on how much you will be charged. For example, disposing of clinical and hazardous waste is a lot more difficult, so it will be more expensive. At Flotta Transport, we will work with you closely (no matter what industry you are in) to make sure that your waste management plan is efficient and cost effective.
Before we collect your waste, it needs to be separated properly. To make this easier for you, there are different types of bins that you can use.
Front end loader: This is perfect for those who create a lot of waste - it can be used for dry mixed recycling, compactible waste, and general waste.
Wheelie bins: These function in the same way to regular bins at home and make it easier to separate non-recyclable and recyclable waste materials.
Balers and compactors: These help to make your recycling process easier as they compress your recyclable waste into blocks.
Sharp bins: These are needed if you have clinical waste that you need to dispose of safely.
Roll-on/Roll-off containers: These are handy if you produce a lot of waste that is not easy to compact. It has low sides that make loading your waste into it a lot easier.
Skips: If you work in the construction industry or produce a lot of general waste, then a skip will always come in handy.
At Flotta Transport, we are specialists that focus on offering high class service at very reasonable prices. We offer a variety of waste management services, which includes:
• Full site audits by our qualified and substantial consultants.
• Providing all the needed materials, from free wheelie bins to skips.
• Regular collection of waste.
• Expert advice on the most recent regulations and legislation.
• Use of the latest technology to help move your company towards zero waste.
• Sophisticated invoicing that allows for simpler accounting.
Additionally, we aim to create long relationships with all our customers. We build our relationships on reliability, trust, and honesty. When you partner with us, you will always have a professional and dedicated customer support team at hand to help you whenever you need it.
In short, Flotta Transport removes the need for you to have different service providers by providing everything all in one. Many businesses nowadays are searching for ways to comply with legislation, decrease the financial costs of managing waste, and improving the impact that they have on the environment. We will work with you to develop a solution that does all of this so that you have more time to concentrate on what matters the most - your business.
We will save you money, precious time, and the environment. Feel free to contact us if you would like some more information.