Innovations In Waste Disposal
Waste disposal remains a vital process for big businesses and industries, but the methods by which waste disposal is carried out will always be evolving. Here, we take a look at some of the ongoing innovations as it pertains to waste disposal.
Some of these innovations aid existing processes and tools, as opposed to being completely new strategies. For instance, some waste service management organisations are currently using in-house technology to separate twin polymers and triple polymers, rather than having to dispose of both within the same process. This also allows for the recycling of plastic waste, something that has proven to be occasionally tricky in the past. The recycling of plastic materials such as PP Long Glass Fibre increases revenue and recycling figures for both the waste service provider and their clients, ensuring ongoing improvement, continuous progress and a generally smarter and quicker process for waste disposal.
Not all innovations within the process of waste disposal have originated in the UK; some very useful innovative techniques have first seen the light of day abroad. For example, in recent years, Singapore has adopted a fresh and unique approach to waste disposal whereby just 2% of its solid waste is sent to landfill, whilst 38% of the solid waste is burned in order to generate electricity, and the remaining 60% of solid waste is recycled. It’s a very different but incredibly wise and useful method, because very little of the waste will not be reused in some form. When you consider how it is estimated that major cities across the world tend to generate around 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year, the fact that the vast majority of it is put to good use in Singapore is a very good sign, and something which may be adopted by other major cities and countries in the future.
But some innovations being introduced and adopted by businesses when it comes to waste disposal are less about the process itself, but more about making it a lot easier by limiting the level of waste in the first place. Smart technology and touch-screen gadgets have become a huge part of everyday life in recent times, and this has now stretched to the likes of smart fridges with corresponding smartphone apps. The purposes of these are twofold: to identify food waste early, and to reduce and remove it at this stage, thus resulting in less waste to be disposed of. Businesses are taking these steps to ensure that there is not as large a build-up of waste, and the smart technology is proving to be very innovative in tackling the problem before it grows, thus making waste disposal a quicker and easier process.
We here at North West Waste Consultants are always on the look-out for the newest, most innovative and most consumer-friendly process methods, as well as conducting thorough research so that we can instigate innovative methods of our own. We have a strong variety of excellent waste disposal services such as bespoke waste packages, commercial food waste disposal, finished goods destruction, hazardous waste disposal and warehouse and property clearance, and we are always aiming to evolve by delivering the most efficient, effective and environmentally-friendly services possible whilst ensuring high quality and a fast turnover for clients.
For more information about the innovations that we are delivering in our own waste disposal services, you can visit our website at www.northwestwaste.co.uk