Archive for the ‘The More You Know’ Category

5 Reasons We Don’t Launch Our Rubbish Into Space

May 9th, 2016 by 24/7 Waste Removal
rubbish into spaceThis question “why we don't launch our rubbish into space?” has been asked countless times over the past few years because of two reasons. First, the advance of technology and travel into space has become a realistic possibility and transporting trash into space has become a popular idea. This leads to the second reason, which is the ever growing problem with rubbish and how to deal with it. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Most People Don’t Care about Proper Waste Removal (and Why They Should)

November 24th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Waste removal Let’s face it - we know that waste removal is not anyone’s favourite topic. If we’re being completely honest, there’s hardly anything interesting that can be said about rubbish that doesn’t involve guilt-tripping you into being a more environmentally conscious person (because think of the planet!). However, as George Carlin once said, “The planet is fine…”, and then he went ahead and made a cynical and vulgar remark about how people were the ones who had a problem, not the planet. And he’s right. But still, there is a lot we can do about this. Read the rest of this entry »

The Introduction of a Think.Eat.Save Campaign

July 28th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Think.Eat.Save Logo Studies have recently shown that one third of all world-wide food production gets lost or wasted during production and consumption. An astounding figure of 1.3 billion tonnes. Retailers and consumers in industrialised nations throw away about 300 million tonnes that is still fit for consumption. This figure equals the production of Sub-Saharan Africa and could easily feed the 900 million who are experiencing hunger in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief History of Waste Management

May 15th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Waste Disposal in 1900 For most of mankind’s history rubbish disposal was not a major problem. The amount generated had little impact simply because there wasn’t that many of us. Natural resources were consumed resulting in mostly ash and human waste. At those levels these by-products were quickly and safely degraded back into the ecosystem. Man-made items such as tools were highly prized and handed down to successive generations. The making of stone, wood and even early metal tools had little environmental impact. Read the rest of this entry »

Methods for Disposal of Solid Waste

April 22nd, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Solid Waste Disposal Disposal of solid waste is an area that is coming under increasing scrutiny as the UK strives to meet its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive. There are a wide variety of technologies already in use and several in the pipeline. But in order to ensure the correct mix of these are used it's important to understand the different types of waste. In this article we're going to look in more detail at the current methods for disposal of solid waste. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Create Electricity from Waste

March 11th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
power line We have long had a problem with the amount of waste we produce and what to do with it. Fossil fuels are running out and using them to create energy is having a serious impact on our environment. There are many technologies now being refined which address both these issues. These methods are collectively known as WTE or waste to energy. The simplest method is to burn waste, heating water to run a steam generator thus producing electricity. This method however does not harness all the available energy and has potential to cause pollution. Modern incinerators in developed countries are very clean however. This method of waste management just burns everything to reduce landfill so is not really a ‘green’ solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Hazard Present in Waste and Recycling Processes

February 17th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
waste-collection In the UK, the most common method of waste removal is by roadside collection. Typically households put their waste in bins and a fixed day in the week is allotted to the removal of this waste. The municipality or dedicated waste removal company is responsible for waste collection and removal. This waste is sent to transfer stations for bulking and compacting. Thereafter, it is sent to the processing facility. However, sometimes waste, such as e-waste, is exported to another country. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling: Can it be bad for the environment?

January 13th, 2015 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Rubbish Container Many people make a huge fuss about recycling and think that they are doing the most wonderful thing for the planet. The truth is that recycling and reusing can make a huge difference in making the environment cleaner, but it also depends on how waste materials are being recycled. It may surprise you to know that recycling may not be as beneficial to the environment as you first thought. This is because recycling is no longer a small operation anymore. It has become a huge business that goes up and down according to supply and demand. Read the rest of this entry »

The Global Problem with Food Waste [Infographic]

December 16th, 2014 by 24/7 Waste Removal
Food Waste Each year, one third of all the food that is produced globally gets thrown away. Just in the UK, people throw nearly 7 million tonnes of food away each year. That's more than the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Becoming more responsible to the food we waste could have a huge impact on our budget, health and the environment as whole. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Waste Management and Methods of Waste Disposal

October 10th, 2014 by 24/7 Waste Removal
mattress disposal in London

What is Waste Management?

Put simply, waste management is the collection, transportation and disposal of waste products including rubbish and sewage. Over recent years the government has realised disposal of waste is an environmental issue that needs to be tackled before it gets out of hand. For this reason several waste management initiatives have been introduced for commercial and residential concerns. Restrictions on the amount of waste households put out for their kerbside collection and incentives for recycling are just a couple of avenues that effect all the UK. Waste management concerns the use of our rubbish as a valuable resource rather than just throwing things in a landfill and covering it all over. Read the rest of this entry »