Waste Management Services Middlesbrough & Teesside from 1st Choice Waste Management
Waste management, also known as waste disposal, includes the management of waste from its origin to its final disposal. It includes the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste, as well as the monitoring and regulation of the waste management process. 1st Choice Waste Management is a professional, reputable and licenced waste management company and we will help you with our Waste Services Middlesbrough & Teesside to ensure it is ethically disposed of and as much as possible recycled.
Proper and ethical waste management is important to protect the environment as well as the health of the world. Rubbish and waste cause soil, air and water pollution and harmful greenhouse gases escaping into our food cycle and into the atmosphere.
Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from decomposing rubbish in landfill sites so it is vitally important that we focus on recycling as much of our waste as possible and only put what we have into the landfill. We also need to focus on producing products and packages that are recyclable as it reduces the amount of rubbish going into landfill and reduces the need for new raw materials to make them. Decreasing the raw materials we need results in rainforests being saved as well as decreasing carbon emissions, reducing the carbon footprint of every country.
We need to reduce landfill waste to minimise the need for more landfill sites which take up valuable natural space. It’s really simple when you recycle waste rather than send it to landfill, you are directly reducing pollution.
Why does recycling decrease the emissions of greenhouse gases and water pollutants and save energy?
Using recycled material reduces non-recyclable waste and less raw materials are needed meaning rainforests are saved and natural land is preserved. When products are made using recovered materials, less energy is needed for the manufacture of the product, meaning fewer greenhouse gases from production and a reduced need for energy
The UK produces a huge 200 million metric tonnes of waste in a year and at least 23% of this waste is dumped into landfill sites. The European Union targets the UK to recycle 50% of all of the waste produced by 2020. The average UK household currently only recycles around 44% of their waste a year.
It is a sad fact that the UK has some of the worst recycling levels in Western Europe and we need to do better and this is how 1st Choice Waste Management can help.
This Information sourced from Gov.UK –
- The UK recycling rate for waste from Households was 45.0% in 2018, decreasing from 45.5% in 2017
- There is an EU target for the UK to recycle at least 50% of household waste by 2020
- Figures for 2017 show that 70.0% of UK packaging waste was either recycled or recovered, compared to 71.4% in 2016. This exceeds the EU target to recycle or recover at least 60% of packaging waste, however, it has decreased slightly year on year
What impact does waste have on the environment?
- Climate Change
- Contaminated Soil
- Contaminated Water
- Contaminated Air
- Negative Impact to Marine Life, Animals and Wildlife
- Negative Health Impacts on Humans
- Increase to Diseased Pests & Vermin
Climate change is happening now and we are seeing more and more adverse and extreme weather conditions across the world. Landfill waste decomposes over thousands of years and as it does it creates toxic greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases cause climate change by trapping heat, as well as contributing to respiratory disease from smog and air pollution. As a result of climate change, temperatures are rising and we are experiencing extreme weather conditions across the world. The trapped heat in the atmosphere creates unnatural storms and typhoons, floods, sea levels rising, glaciers melting, wildfires and excessively hot temperatures. All of these can result in loss of life, damage to property and infrastructures, damage to agricultural land, loss of animals and vegetation, and damage to sea life and the wildlife living in it.
Contaminated soil comes from chemicals and gases from waste and landfill seeping into our soil. Soil contamination or soil pollution as part of land degradation is as a result of human-made xenobiotics chemicals or other changes to the natural soil. It is typically caused by industrial processes, agricultural chemicals, and, or incorrect disposal of waste. Soil contamination impacts plant growth, vegetation growth, wildlife habitats and animals survival. The soil has a profound effect on the health of humans as it provides the nutrients we need through the food we eat to survive.
Contaminated water is as a result of hazardous and toxic waste from landfill or incorrectly disposed of waste leaking into the ground and streams which subsequently end up in our water system. We use the water for feeding vegetation, plants and animals and this is another way that toxic chemicals and pollutants get into the food chain. Water purification removes chemicals, contaminants, suspended solids, dirt and gases from water, however, even after this process, there are still minute amounts of chemicals and toxins getting into our systems.
Contaminated air is as a result of hazardous chemicals like bleach and acids leaking into the air, soil and waterways when they aren’t disposed of correctly. Greenhouse gases which are emitted from landfill sites pollute the air we breathe, as well as damaging the already impacted ozone layer. The quality of the air we breath impacts our health and well being and if you are in a city or highly polluted part of the world then breathing the polluted air can result in long term health effects for humans and wildlife. Greenhouse gases also leak into the atmosphere and the air we breath and as more and more waste goes into landfill the more the air is becoming polluted and dangerous to breathe in.
The waste we dispose of in a landfill or if it is just disregarded often ends up in the sea damaging the sea life’s habitat, as well as animals eating the waste which often results in them dying. Contaminated soil, water and air are also having a damaging effect and are poisoning our wildlife.
As in all of the above, contaminated soil, water and air are having negative impacts on our health. Breathing in contaminated air can result in long term breathing problems, eating contaminated food from the food chain that has been contaminated is also very unhealthy for our bodies and minds. Waste, chemicals and gases in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat can cause many health issues including; skin irritation, infections, respiratory problems, growth problems, reproductive issues and many problems that we probably aren’t even aware of yet.
Food waste incorrectly disposed of in landfill results in increased numbers of rats and mosquitoes who love to live and breed in landfill sites, both of which carry life-threatening diseases that can be passed to otherwise healthy animals or humans. These pests will travel and multiply so if the landfill site is anywhere near domestic or commercial properties they are likely to set up home in these places as well.
The waste we are producing is damaging the world, wildlife, habitats, the air that breath, the water that we drink and the food that we eat and everyone has a part to play in reducing the waste we put into landfill. 1st Choice Waste is advocates of safe and clean waste removal and disposal and the UK’s target of reducing the waste we produce and can you ensure your waste is ethically and safely disposed of.
We have been in operation for over 10 years and over this time we have refined our processes and policies and become experts in ethical waste management, waste brokerage, recycling and creating biomass energy.
We are a fully licensed and certified waste management company and have a sound reputation to ensure your waste is processed and disposed of in an ethical and environmentally friendly way.
Our professionalism is second to none, we have the expertise that you need and our waste collection services are guaranteed and reliable.
1st Choice Waste are fully committed to ethically processing and disposing of all types of waste for both domestic, commercial and industrial settings in Middlesbrough & Teesside.
We are a registered waste broker and our established and reputable brokerage services ensure your business makes money from the waste that you produce. We aim to be the most competitive in the waste brokerage industry and we offer you money back for your business waste, making it win-win for us both.
Our professional team are experts in what they do and we adapt our services to support your business waste from one or multiple sites across the UK.
Our waste processing facilities are built around the needs of our customers and we have developed our efficiencies in dealing with all types of waste over our years of operation.
We recycle everything possible and take the environmental impact of domestic, commercial and industrial waste disposal seriously.
We deal with all types of waste including hazardous, difficult, and unique waste produce. We understand that every business is different with varying waste needs and we know that waste can be complex and because of this we work closely with you to understand your business and your waste requirements to create a bespoke waste service to suit your needs.
Unlike many other waste management businesses, we have our very own biomass boiler which converts waste into energy and subsequently returns clean electricity to the grid making it a clean way of disposing of waste. Biomass is renewable energy which is naturally sourced and replenishable, meaning it is generated as a result of a natural process occurring. Renewable energy types include; solar, wind, geothermal or hydroelectric action power and don’t damage the environment as fossil fuels do.
At 1st Choice Waste, we understand that businesses are focusing on clean waste disposal and businesses have targets to meet when it comes to their energy efficiency targets.
Choosing 1st Choice Waste Management for your waste management means you can trust us to process your waste in an environmentally friendly way. Our company ethos is to support the environment by taking care to dispose of your waste in as green as possible way.
In the UK we have some of the worst recycling levels in Western Europe and one of our goals at 1st Choice Waste is to change this for the better. Our waste processes are helping our customers all work together towards the European Union target for the UK (recycling 50% of all waste we produce by 2020). Our pledge to our customers and the environment is to always prioritise recycling before any of our other services as we know that recycling is the one thing which will help to stop the pollution of our air, land and oceans.
Contact us today on 01642 478 734 to find out more about our Waste Management Services Middlesbrough & Teesside and we can answer any questions you may have or arrange a meeting to review your waste needs whether domestic, commercial or industrial.
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