Every industry produces waste. In 2012, commercial, construction & industrial waste accounted for almost 75% of the 200 million tonnes of waste generated in the UK & scrap metal is a large part of that. It is now widely known that waste, if not disposed of or recycled efficiently, has a negative effect on the environment and costs organisations money….and this is where your Waste Metal Bin comes in.
The methods of managing & controlling waste in order of preference, as set out in a European Union Directive in 2008 are:
Ideally, prevention is, of course the best method of managing waste. Prevention involves using less material, keeping products for longer, reusing materials and using materials that are less hazardous to the environment.
Preparation for Reuse
Preparation for reuse involves checking, cleaning and repairing objects so that they avoid becoming waste.
Recycling is what can be done with your waste once it has been produced. Recycling will turn it in a new product which is, by far, the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your waste materials.
If your organisation produces any amounts of waste metal, then Waste Metal Bins are the ideal solution. Place one in the corner of your workspace and throw in your scrap metal chips, electrical components etc. until it’s full. Then call your supplier who, not only collects it, but weighs and pays you for your scrap metal! Environmentally friendly and cost efficient.
Disposal is the least preferred option because the waste will end up at landfill or be incinerated without any energy being recovered.
As part of your organisation’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/what-corporate-social-responsibility
and under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, organisations have a duty to ensure that their waste is safely disposed of in a way that adheres to the law.
Reducing your environmental impact through different CSR initiatives, such as waste and resource management, can also greatly benefit your business.