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PyroPure® and Zero Waste

 

Zero waste policies involving minimising residual waste and avoiding landfill altogether are becoming increasingly adopted.

Actually producing zero waste from a residential, civic or commercial premises has, up to now, been an almost impossible challenge. With PyroPure®, producing zero waste is now a reality because waste is destroyed on site.

Why zero waste?
The current model of collecting waste and putting it in landfill or incineration is unsustainable. It does not encourage people to reduce their waste production; it does not encourage recycling and is a huge waste of resources. By achieving zero waste less material is used, more is recycled and there are major benefits to the environment.

The benefits of zero waste
In addition to the benefits to the environment, zero waste can save money. Every pound saved on material costs will increase profits, all material reused will save money and there will be no third party residual waste collection charges. In addition businesses / public authorities will benefit from improved green credentials that can affect their public image and ultimately their profitability. With EU legislation reducing the amount that can be sent to landfill and tightening the controls on incineration, soon achieving zero waste will not be an option for businesses, it will be a must.

How to achieve zero waste with PyroPure®

3 simple steps:

  1. Reduce
  2. Reuse, Recycle and Compost
  3. For the remainder use PyroPure®


1.    Reducing waste

The key to producing zero waste starts with reducing what you are already producing.

There are many methods to do this such as reusing scrap paper, buying materials with less packaging and changing practices within the company. First you will need to create a waste minimisation programme which will set targets, work practices etc.

Producing a waste minimisation programme will require time and resources, and it has been shown that it can reduce total annual expenditure by up to 5% and in manufacturing save up to £1000 / employee. (Envirowise GG437)

2.    Reuse, Recycle and Compost

Once you have reduced your waste, you must now look at how to recycle or reuse what you have produced. Analyse what waste you produce, see how much is card, paper, glass and metal and … recycle it. If space is an issue, consider card and paper compactors which will reduce the volume of waste and wrap it ready for subsequent collection.

If your company produces large amounts of organic material consider composting. This may be onsite or at a nearby composting plant.

3.    PyroPure®

However hard organisations try, there will always be waste that cannot be reused or recycled, previously there had been no option but to send it to landfill or incineration. PyroPure® now fills that gap and any waste that cannot be recycled can now be diverted from landfill.