zero waste to landfill

REDUCE    REUSE    RECYCLE

Recycling

ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

In February 2011 the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with waste. This means organisations must take all reasonable steps to prevent and reduce waste and where waste does arise demonstrate that they have dealt with it in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

 

In Scotland they have announced a landfill ban on municipal biodegradable waste by 2020 as part of the Zero Waste Regulations. This is the first ban of its kind in the UK and could lead to other countries following suit.  Coupled with this is the increasing demand in the UK for organisations to demonstrate their environmental commitments. A key way in which this can be  chieved is the diversion of waste from landfill.

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

Zero waste to landfill is where no waste streams go to landfill. Instead, materials are diverted to other uses, for example:

Cardboard goes to paper mills, glass goes to be re-melted, plastic goes to be made into new packaging and food waste goes to composting.

 

Waste which cannot be re-used or recycled is recovered via methods such as energy from waste, incineration, plasmosis and gasification.

 

When implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy you will need to make sure you have a full audit trail of where your material ends up to satisfy yourselves that none of your waste has ended up in landfill. For example, if waste is sent for incineration the resulting ashes can sometimes be sent to landfill and therefore not zero waste.

The benefits you can achieve from implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy include:

 

On-going cost savings, revenue generation meeting legal requirements of waste regulations, positive PR opportunities,

Improved environmental performance, competitive advantage over others in your industry who aren't zero waste to landfill.

RDF AND WASTE ENERGY

Modern facilities regularly divert up to 100% of the material they process away from landfill, using the non-recovered component for products such as RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) or sending the materials to waste to energy.

 

Amenities Environmental Services views waste to energy as a significantly better option than landfill – but otherwise as the option of last resort. Wherever possible, material will be segregated for recycling or sent to a MRF before it is sent for incineration.

ACHIEVING ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

When implementing a zero to landfill strategy means putting new recycling procedures in place, we use all our experience to help manage the change. Agreements will be made in the operational planning stage to outline the support required.

 

We can arrange waste collection schedules that maximise recycling levels at all of your sites, and help you to communicate procedural changes by providing a welcome pack, recycling stickers for bins and posters for common areas.

Humans now buy a million plastic bottles a minute. Most of this plastic ends up in the ocean. By 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish

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zero waste to landfill

REDUCE    REUSE    RECYCLE

Recycling

ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

In February 2011 the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with waste. This means organisations must take all reasonable steps to prevent and reduce waste and where waste does arise demonstrate that they have dealt with it in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

 

In Scotland they have announced a landfill ban on municipal biodegradable waste by 2020 as part of the Zero Waste Regulations. This is the first ban of its kind in the UK and could lead to other countries following suit.  Coupled with this is the increasing demand in the UK for organisations to demonstrate their environmental commitments. A key way in which this can be  chieved is the diversion of waste from landfill.

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

Zero waste to landfill is where no waste streams go to landfill. Instead, materials are diverted to other uses, for example:

Cardboard goes to paper mills, glass goes to be re-melted, plastic goes to be made into new packaging and food waste goes to composting.

 

Waste which cannot be re-used or recycled is recovered via methods such as energy from waste, incineration, plasmosis and gasification.

 

When implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy you will need to make sure you have a full audit trail of where your material ends up to satisfy yourselves that none of your waste has ended up in landfill. For example, if waste is sent for incineration the resulting ashes can sometimes be sent to landfill and therefore not zero waste.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

The benefits you can achieve from implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy include:

 

On-going cost savings, revenue generation meeting legal requirements of waste regulations, positive PR opportunities,

Improved environmental performance, competitive advantage over others in your industry who aren't zero waste to landfill.

RDF AND WASTE ENERGY

Modern facilities regularly divert up to 100% of the material they process away from landfill, using the non-recovered component for products such as RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) or sending the materials to waste to energy.

 

Amenities Environmental Services views waste to energy as a significantly better option than landfill – but otherwise as the option of last resort. Wherever possible, material will be segregated for recycling or sent to a MRF before it is sent for incineration.

ACHIEVING ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

When implementing a zero to landfill strategy means putting new recycling procedures in place, we use all our experience to help manage the change. Agreements will be made in the operational planning stage to outline the support required.

 

We can arrange waste collection schedules that maximise recycling levels at all of your sites, and help you to communicate procedural changes by providing a welcome pack, recycling stickers for bins and posters for common areas.

Humans now buy a million plastic bottles a minute. Most of this plastic ends up in the ocean. By 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish

zero waste to landfill

REDUCE    REUSE    RECYCLE

ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

 

In February 2011 the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with waste. This means organisations must take all reasonable steps to prevent and reduce waste and where waste does arise demonstrate that they have dealt with it in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

 

In Scotland they have announced a landfill ban on municipal biodegradable waste by 2020 as part of the Zero Waste Regulations. This is the first ban of its kind in the UK and could lead to other countries following suit.  Coupled with this is the increasing demand in the UK for organisations to demonstrate their environmental commitments. A key way in which this can be achieved is the diversion of waste from landfill.

 

 

 

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL

 

Zero waste to landfill is where no waste streams go to landfill. Instead, materials are diverted to other uses, for example:

Cardboard goes to paper mills, glass goes to be re-melted, plastic goes to be made into new packaging and food waste goes to composting.

 

Waste which cannot be re-used or recycled is recovered via methods such as energy from waste, incineration, plasmosis and gasification.

 

When implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy you will need to make sure you have a full audit trail of where your material ends up to satisfy yourselves that none of your waste has ended up in landfill. For example, if waste is sent for incineration the resulting ashes can sometimes be sent to landfill and therefore not zero waste.

 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

 

The benefits you can achieve from implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy include:

 

On-going cost savings, revenue generation meeting legal requirements of waste regulations, positive PR opportunities,

Improved environmental performance, competitive advantage over others in your industry who aren't zero waste to landfill.

 

 

 

RDF AND WASTE ENERGY

 

Modern facilities regularly divert up to 100% of the material they process away from landfill, using the non-recovered component for products such as RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) or sending the materials to waste to energy.

 

Amenities Environmental Services views waste to energy as a significantly better option than landfill – but otherwise as the option of last resort. Wherever possible, material will be segregated for recycling or sent to a MRF before it is sent for incineration.

 

 

 

ACHIEVING ZERO WASTE

 

When implementing a zero to landfill strategy means putting new recycling procedures in place, we use all our experience to help manage the change. Agreements will be made in the operational planning stage to outline the support required.

 

We can arrange waste collection schedules that maximise recycling levels at all of your sites, and help you to communicate procedural changes by providing a welcome pack, recycling stickers for bins and posters for common areas.

WE buy a million plastic bottles a minute.

 

By 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish