Disposing of plastic waste is an inevitable part of commercial waste management. Most businesses understand that improperly disposed of plastic is harmful to the environment and want to do their part to divert as much as possible from landfills. That includes ensuring the reduction of plastic usage while keeping their business waste disposal costs low.
THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTICS
While plastic is technically recyclable, the reality is that a large portion of the plastic we use every day ends up in landfills. In the UK, only 50% of plastic packaging is recycled. Plastic waste is contaminating the ocean to the point where those of us in Britain who eat fish may consume up to 11,000 plastic fragments per year.
Businesses must attempt to reduce their use of plastic and ensure that what is used is disposed of properly. The right commercial waste company can help you with your business waste collection needs, from delivering the correct commercial wheelie bins to providing business waste management solutions that work for your company.
LANDFILL WASTE DISPOSAL POLICY
It’s important to work with business waste companies that are passionate about diverting plastic from landfill. 360 Waste Management focuses on eliminating landfill through reducing waste at source, recycling and utilising new technologies. This means that through our business waste services, we do everything in our power to keep plastic waste out of landfill.
As your commercial waste disposal provider, we will:
- Conduct a free site audit to discuss your recycling and waste options and how to best manage your commercial waste collection costs.
- Provide you with free commercial recycling bins and commercial rubbish bins to store your waste.
- Perform your commercial waste collections on a pre-agreed schedule that meets your commercial bin collection needs.
- Safely dispose of your plastic waste through environmentally friendly practices.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF PLASTIC WASTE
There are seven categories of plastic waste, all of which have different chemical compositions and varying levels of recyclability. We will provide your business with the correct commercial wheelie bin for each type of plastic.
HOW CAN YOU REDUCE YOUR COMMERCIAL PLASTIC WASTE?
There are several ways to reduce the amount that ends up in your commercial waste container collections.
- Where possible, reuse products several times before throwing them away
- Work with your commercial waste management company to put together a waste disposal plan.
- Encourage employees to recycle wherever possible and train them on the appropriate bins to use. This is especially important for commercial food waste disposal, which should not be mixed with plastics or general commercial waste collections
- Use a licensed carrier who will take the waste to the appropriate recycling facilities.
Most importantly, work with a commercial waste management company that will work with you every step of the way to help your business.
FOR PLASTIC WASTE, WHICH BINS SHOULD BE USED?
WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE PLASTIC WASTE?
Besides being good for the environment to properly dispose of commercial waste, it’s also the law. Not segregating your plastics for business waste collection may carry hefty fines or even jail time.
- The Environmental Protection Act (1990) – This law forces a duty of care to safely and securely dispose of all waste, including plastics, on business owners.
- EU Landfill directive – The Landfill Directive was included to reduce the volume of waste that is wrongly sent to landfills each year, which could otherwise recycle.
360 Waste Management can help you navigate the various laws to help your business correctly dispose of commercial waste and keep commercial waste disposal costs low.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING?
When you take the relevant steps to safely and securely dispose of all rubbish, including plastics, you reduce your business’s impact on the environment. Not only are you complying with all government regulations, but your business is also playing an important role in securing our planet for future generations.
WHEN CAN’T PLASTIC BE RECYCLED?
Most plastics can be recycled, but several products such as polystyrene and plastic bags are difficult to recycle. However, repurposing these products, where possible, minimises their environmental impact as they aren’t taking up space in landfills.