As one of the world’s largest producers of waste, Australia is dealing with a problem that calls for effective solutions that will contribute to preserving the natural beauty of our country. When you consider the fact that Australia’s waste production between 1996 and 2014 has increased at a much faster rate than the economic growth of the country, it becomes clear that in the last decade or so our unique and beautiful environment has become more polluted than ever before. One of the largest producers of waste is the manufacturing industry which creates a huge amount of waste materials and garbage on a daily basis.
While some garbage items are not harmful to the natural world, others can have hazardous effects not just on the environment but on human health as well. That’s why all manufacturing companies should implement an efficient and practical waste management plan that supports a correct disposal of all sorts of waste materials. This is not only a great way to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, but also a way to enhance the efficiency of your overall business. Increased waste production equals increased costs. What’s more, without an appropriate and safe waste disposal method, your company will have to pay heavy penalties and fines for illegal dumping of potentially hazardous waste materials. The best way to avoid all this is by using the right methods for handling, moving and disposing of waste materials.
Here are some of the most popular waste management methods that can help you effectively handle waste production, all while reducing your ecological footprint.
As an effective and sustainable waste management method, the popularity of recycling has been on the rise, especially in the last few years. During this process practical bin lifters are used along with garbage bins to handle different types of recyclable items such as plastic, metal and glass. The best thing about a well designed bin lifter is its simple yet efficient operation, which means they can be used for many different waste handling tasks around the workplace. Depending on their size and construction, a bin lifter can be used with various types of recycling bins. More compact bin lifters are best suited for small capacity bins, while larger models are the ideal choice for recycling bins with considerable amount of waste capacity.
This is an organic waste management process that is used for biodegradable waste materials. The main advantage of composting is the ability to transform useless organic material into quality plant food rich in nutrients. This waste disposal method involves placing the waste materials into a designated area where microbes can thrive and discompose them. It’s important to mention this is a process that develops at a slow rate and requires a significant amount of outdoor space.
Transporting waste to a designated landfill is the best way to dispose of garbage items that can’t be reused or recycled through other waste management methods. This process should be done safely, using the advanced transportation and disposal techniques as to avoid polluting the environment. Furthermore, the landfill where the waste is dumped should be covered with durable and sturdy lining that is designed to prevent toxic chemicals from polluting ground water.
Also know as combustion, the process of incineration is another popular and effective waste disposal method. It converts solid waste materials into gaseous products by burning them at high temperatures. The heat produced during this process can be used to generate energy. Unlike recycling and composting which are both eco-friendly methods, the incineration process does contribute to pollution. However, this can be minimised by installing special filters over the combustion chambers where the waste is burned.