Whether you own a large business or a small household, new measures are regularly being put into place to make sure that we all meet our environmental obligations. Under the Waste Regulations act of 2011, if you produce waste, you legally have a ‘duty of care’ for its safe disposal. From Feed-In Tariffs, tax levies and the governments Green Deal, a host of incentives are being rolled out to both popularise waste and energy solutions, and to make sure Britain reaches its EU targets.
While many will associate greenhouse gases with industrial chimneys and car exhausts, landfill gases are a leading cause of carbon emissions. According to a report commissioned by the Greater London Authority, landfill waste management that uses only electricity, instead of a combination of things like biomass boilers and incineration, is the most damaging waste solution available.
In 2008, landfill was responsible for between 3-6 times the amounts of ‘externalities’ (costs to the environment not accounted for in a business model) of any other system. Since the Landfill Directive came into force in 2001, around 1800 landfill sites have stopped taking waste; those 1800 sites amount to 75% of the landfill sites regulated by the Environment Agency, making greener solutions a necessity.
Waste can be viewed as a commodity. For a company or organisation, environmental responsibility is increasingly important for both the company’s image and brand value. Being seen as environmentally responsible lets customers know that you care more about your social impact than your profit margins, while actually increasing those margins through reduced costs and greater efficiency.
Recycling paper requires 70 per cent less energy than making new paper, and you could power a TV for several hours with the energy saved from recycling one tin. There are many statistics that make clear the environmental benefits of eco-friendly waste removal, but there is also the fact that as a business or household you can only produce so much waste a year before you find yourself paying handsomely for disposal services.
To avoid paying for removal, processing and labour time separately, it’s advisable to find a disposal company that provides the full range of services. Fortunately for you, that’s exactly what we at Grabloader can offer. We offer a range of environmentally friendly waste removal services across Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. Get in touch today to book or find out more about our environmentally responsible waste disposal services.