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Reducing the amount of waste that is coming from households and commerce is a mammoth task. You are sure to agree that mobilizing the human race to adopt more stringent waste management practices is almost impossible. After all, when there is a rubbish collection and disposal to be done, we are reliant on someone to do it for us, often taking them for granted.
By creating awareness about waste reduction and the effects of waste on our earth, its effects on society and nature, one would think that the man in the street would spring into action.
What we are seeing is pockets of excellence in various cities where progressive policies and concerned authorities are taking real action on the high levels of waste.
With all the constant media coverage about the dangers of climate change and what we should do about it, the good news is that there are some really great advances being made in waste management technologies too.
Companies like us at Junk Removal Wirral are continuously adopting new and better ways of dealing with waste by keeping abreast of the trends.
Many of the actions that we as ordinary citizens can do within the bigger picture revolve around a number of common goals that are currently the target areas for reducing the impact of waste on the globe.
They typically involve the food we eat and our wastage patterns, what consumer goods we buy and whether they are made sustainably and also what we do to contribute to sustainable building activities.
There are a few important principles to follow as well:
The Circular Economy
This term is given to the notion of minimizing waste through efforts to reuse it or using repurpose technologies that replace virgin raw materials. It is a life extension ideology for waste, where instead of disposal, your rubbish is turned into something useful.
Innovative manufacturing companies are creating products that have no end life, or rather when the product becomes waste it is turned into a product of value again.
In this way the product and production process are of no burden to the environment. Even if the product, when it becomes waste can be turned into energy in the form of electricity its production method is far more beneficial than other energy generating methods.
The contribution the consumer can make to speeding up the development of sustainable products can have a lot of impact. When shopping, look for those brands which have gone the extra mile and are made of environmentally friendly materials that can have less impact on the ecosystem around us.
Progressive Cities that Are Implementing the Circular Economy
Starting with the banning of plastic bags in shops, progressive cities around the world are encouraging shoppers and shop keepers not to use plastic for packing materials.
Some are going even further and have introduced the “sell by weight” concept where bulk foods and produce are available in a market like situation. In this way a lot of extra costs are eliminated too, but the overall benefit is that customers are forced to bring their own packaging, like bags or bottles to pack their purchases in.
Amsterdam is an example of a city setting the pace for a circular economy that aims to reduce raw material usage in food, consumer product production and building projects. Within the next thirty years the city wants to halve the amount of raw materials used in these sectors.
Progressive Waste Management Trends
The use of technology is fast tracking the improvement of waste management practices in many countries. The innovative use of internet-based solutions, artificial intelligence and robots are all having a role to play.
These technologies are used in various waste management applications. From routing of rubbish collection trucks, to sorting and separation of junk and making recycling more efficient, these innovations are helping the waste industry make the messy job of junk cleaners and processors easier.
With landfills becoming choked up with waste, the need for quicker decomposition is becoming more urgent. Through advanced technological methods organic matter is being broken down quicker.
One of these methods, which is completely eco-friendly is through the use of natural bacteria or a fungus. These microorganisms help break waste faster, and through this decomposition method does, at the same time, give the soil added nutrient value.
Food waste has become a target for biodegradable composting, thereby helping reduce food waste. Plastic has become the target for degradation by microorganisms. This is especially beneficial in reducing the amount of PET reaching landfills. PET as we know is the base material of plastic water bottles and other well known consumer products.
What does the Future Hold?
If cities like Amsterdam are anything to go by, then the emergence of zero-waste shops could be expected all over, which offer sustainable shopping solutions for the community they serve.
The focus in these communities is on the supply of fresh local produce and products made in an eco-friendly way. In finding ways to use food that is just about to expire customers can order on an app, which supplies a range of foods at a big discount, thereby solving the problem of food waste in the city.
The authorities are also co-operating by putting programs in place to help collect garden and food waste to help eliminate the waste levels in the city. Another of their initiatives is to collect textile waste for redistribution through various charities.
Junk Removal, Your Local Waste Company in Wirral
Moving forward, it all comes down to a community seeing that excessive waste is dangerous for the long-term effect that it can have on the environment they live.
Instead of leaving the problem to our children, let’s act now. Junk Removal Wirral is your local waste company and we are your partners in attending to the problems of rubbish disposal. We can’t do much about the generation of waste, that up to homeowners and business. But we can advise what can be done to reduce the amount of waste in your area.
If junk is getting on top of you and a helping hand is needed, then please give us a call on 0151 808 0407.
We will be glad to hear from you.