The cost of sending waste to landfill is continuing to increase as we slowly use up all the space we have available. As this price grows and grows, the only thing that remains certain is the fact that it cannot keep going for much longer, as the consequences for our actions manifest themselves in various different ways.
How Can Total Waste Management Save My Company Money?
Doing nothing about waste has become an increasingly unviable option for businesses both financially and ethically. By creating a total waste management solution, you can benefit your company in a number of different ways.
In the world of plastic recycling, an EU target has been set to send zero plastic waste to landfill by 2020. But whilst there has been a positive trend for recycling plastics over the last 5 years or so, the total amount of plastic waste we create has actually increased. It is therefore important to look at why this is and what can be done to resolve the problem.
For any plastic, one of the ingredients to make it is petroleum, which is rising in price all the time. This has a knock on effect which pushes the overall price of producing plastics higher. '77% of Europe's waste plastic is generated by 7 countries, with the UK being the third worst offender. We're also 22 nd out of 29 when it comes to energy recovery of waste plastics.'
Ensuring that you have a total waste management solution which disposes and recycles the right materials in the right places, and does it in a sustainable way. While this may not provide substantial monetary gains, it will help establish your company as one which is conscious of its green credentials and operating with the environment in mind. This can give your company a better image but this will depend on what your company does and who it deals with on a day to day basis.
'63% of post-consumer plastic packaging waste is from households so if you are a business, which sells direct to the public, altering or reducing your packaging may reduce the cost of packaging for your business.' This can go further, by looking at the type of material you are using and what people are most likely to recycle companies can help by ensuring they choosing sustainable packaging.
As well as influencing their consumers, retailers can also turn towards their suppliers to implement change. Implementing a total waste management plan which forces or encourages a supplier to change their policy will flow all the way up the chain and make rival companies do the same in order to keep up.
The latest machinery and innovation are always finding new ways to improve our sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. But for major success, and EU targets to be met, both businesses and consumers must think about the difference they can make and then make sure that the plan is followed through effectively.
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