Environment

Take a look in your trashcan

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Turn over your trashcan, spill it on the floor.

Actually, that won’t be necessary!

But just think of how many things you throw away in a day. There’s a banana peel, an apple core, yesterday’s paper, a few paper plates, coffee grounds, an orange juice bottle, and an empty milk carton. Apart from the fact that it’s all trash, the one similarity between all of these items is that they’re all recyclable.

While waste management companies don’t focus on households, just think about how many businesses produce the same kind of waste.

Every business produces trash and every business can afford to streamline their waste management – especially when it’s free. Considering how much waste one person or one family produces in a week, it’s hard not to understand how it is we collectively produce mountains of waste that do one thing – sit there.

Waste that isn’t recycled is the same as a great mind that isn’t challenged.

It isn’t used to its fullest potential. By living up to its name, waste only accomplishes one thing – it leads to more waste that remains untapped and unused, when it can become something entirely different.

As strange as it sounds, waste can be appreciated. junk removal companies are trained to see the possibilities that waste can provide. Efficient and effective waste management leads to so many positive ends, not only can businesses save money, but they can use their waste to create something of value.

Waste management companies have the knowledge and experience to offer businesses the key to transforming waste into value.

The Movement Towards a Greener Future

For communities and individuals across the globe, March 29th was more than just another day; it was an opportunity to contribute to a greener future.

For one hour, towns and cities in every region of the world turned off their lights as a part of “Earth Hour,” in the attempt to encourage the global community to ease the pressure we so often put on the environment.

If one hour is all it takes to make a difference, it’s hard to imagine what the hundreds of junk removal companies across the country can do.

On the internet and TV and in magazines and newspapers we’re constantly reminded that one person can make a difference.

Communities across the country are continually encouraged to do what they can to help the environment. “Earth Hour” proved that one hour, while only a small part of the day, is a part of something much larger – something that can be better.
The formula is the same for us.

Every affiliate is a part of something greater. They’re not only a part of the waste management consulting industry, but they’re an integral part of the machine that’s constantly working towards a greener future. With the efforts of individuals, such as waste management companies, the machine is growing stronger every day.

The best part is, there’s absolutely no catch… junk removal companies can make a difference without having to give up everything.

They can make a living like anyone else, while helping the environment at the same time. In fact, they can make a good living while helping the environment. So many industries and businesses are forced to ignore the environment in favor of a dollar, but at Dumpster Rental, Columbia, SC, we are different.

By focusing on what’s right for the environment, waste management companies can earn their living and feel good about it.

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Pollution and Plastics in the USA

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The United States is the largest producer of household waste in developed countries

The United States is the country producing the most household waste per capita in the world among the developed countries, without having the sorting capacities necessary to absorb it, which represents a threat for the environment, according to a recent report.

The world produces an average of 2.1 billion tonnes of waste per year, taking into account the solid waste managed by municipalities, i.e. discarded food, plastics and various litter, enough to fill more 820,000 Olympic swimming pools. Only 16% of the total is recycled, according to this report.

American residents and traders are by far the ones producing the most trash per person among the richest countries: on average 773 kilos per year, more than three times the world average and seven times more than the Ethiopians, Ethiopia being the country that produces the least waste. On the other hand, recycling capacity in the United States is one of the poorest among developed countries, with only 35%, far behind Germany, which recycles 68% of its litter.

That’s why it is a good idea that if you have a lot of junk at home you rent a dumpster to send it to the landfill. And you can save money on renting a roll-off container. An informed customer is the one who gets the best deal, following some of these tips.

Get quotes from multiple dumpster rental companies to make sure you’re getting the best price. Be aware of the quantity of weight included in the feee and its impact on cost if you exceed the weight limit. If unsure between dumpster sizes, the larger is probably the way to go so you do not end up renting two bins. The difference in price is a lot less than renting another dumpster.

Ask the rental company if they accept clean loads for recycling, which will help the environment. If so, when renting a bin you may get a discount rate since recycling the debris typically costs them less compared to the regular fees at the local landfills.

When we know that the generalization of plastic bags was imposed by the techno-merchant system in the 1970s under the pretext of limiting deforestation and protecting trees threatened by the paper industry, we are pinched. And we are all the more pinched when we know that, according to the World Economic Forum itself, ten rivers alone bring 90% of the plastics that rot the oceans.

Where do these rivers flow? Eight are located in Asia, namely the Yangtze, the Indus, the Yellow River, the Hai He, the Ganges, the Pearl River, Love, the Mekong. And two are located in Africa: the Nile and Niger. Neither the Hudson, nor the Mississippi, nor the Rhône, nor the Loire, nor the Rhine, nor the St. Lawrence are pinned.
 
According to data from the Ocean Conservancy (2016), 60% of plastic waste floating in the oceans is released by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. All countries which, unlike the West, have neglected their waste management systems to produce low cost goods which invade our countries while their plastics invade the seas.

The report’s authors warn that China’s sudden decision in 2018 to stop accepting plastic waste from around the world, followed by other countries in Southeast Asia, may further complicate the plight of large waste-producing countries.

Some countries have decided to ban plastic products, either bags or disposable items. However, global production of plastics increased further in 2018 on a global scale, led by Asia and the United States, according to the European Plastic Federation.

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Junk disposal and landfills in NC

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nc landfillLet us see what landfills are, their criteria of construction, their structure, their causes and effects. We shall also discuss a few facts specifically about landfills in North Carolina and Kannapolis. We have already seen that Landfill is a main cause of greenhouse effect and of greenhouse gases.

As landfills are waste disposal systems where the waste is burnt or buried, they release a large quantity of carbon. Modern landfills are well-engineered and managed facilities for the disposal of solid waste. Landfills are located, designed, operated and monitored to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

Landfill sites can become home to rats and other scavengers that carry diseases affecting humans, which is another health risk they pose. But other effects include problems with air pollution and toxic chemicals leeching into the water table. Land pollution is the contamination of the Earth’s land surface and it is a serious problem. Resulting from human activities, land pollution results in an imbalance in nature that exposes the land to harmful chemicals and depletes the quality of soil, one of the Earth’s most important elements for sustaining life.

On the other hand the most serious form of water pollution from landfills is direct leachate contamination, considered a major environmental and human-health hazard. Land pollution occurs when liquid or solid waste materials are being disposed either on the land surface or buried underground. If that in some way contaminates the soil or imposes threat to the health of the people nearby, that means the land has been polluted.

The waste materials in landfills may even ignite sometimes, which occurs mostly when the landfill is uncovered and when decomposition generates enough heat for the garbage to start burning, causing landfill fires. According to the 2001 report of the US Fire Administration, there are around 8300 such fires a year in the USA.

North Carolina andfills of solid waste are abundant sources of groundwater pollution. The potential for generating strongly contaminated leachate from landfill waste is very substantial. Even for small landfills the timescale can be measured in decades or centuries. This indicates that waste dumps with no measures to control leachate entrance into the groundwater may constitute a source of groundwater pollution. EPA relies on the community to let us know about pollution and environmental hazards.

What is integrated” solid waste management? This is an approach that includes a combination of waste prevention, waste reduction and disposal techniques to manage the problem of municipal solid waste. When we reduce, reuse, recycle and compost waste materials, less waste ends up in landfills. North Carolina dumpster rentals enable residents to properly discard their garbage and waste materials to the landfills.

The new landfills are outfitted to prevent air and water pollution and limit the spread of disease by scavengers. Although the new landfills provide better controls against air and water pollution as well as an alternate source of municipal income, they are not entirely problem-free.

Some experts believe the new landfill technology has not been properly tested and will therefore not provide the security people are aining for. Landfill levies create an incentive for waste generators to investigate ways to reduce the amount of waste they generate and dispose of to landfill. From July 2015 the municipal and industrial rates are based on fee units, as set out in Schedule DA of the Environment Protection Act 1970.

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Pollution and Waste

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As with many countries pollution in the United States is a concern for environmental organizations, government agencies and individuals in all walks of life. Pollution from U.S. manufacturing has declined massively since 1990 despite an increase in production, but this does nt mean we are safe from pollution as a nation, far from it.

With the rise of global awareness about global warming, carbon dioxyde emissions, endangered species extinctions, coral reef bleeching, etc, it is clear that pollution has to be under control as well if we want the future generations to have a livable planet to inhabit.

Pollution in the United States has plummeted in the last decade, with pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide decreasing, despite the fact the number of vehicles on the road has not. This change is due to better regulations, economic shifts, and technological innovations. Cars, trucks, and buses powered by fossil fuels are major contributors to air pollution. Transportation emits more than half of nitrogen oxides in our air, and is a major source of global warming emissions in the US. Scientfic studies have linked pollutants from vehicle exhaust to adverse impacts on nearly of aspects of the ecologial system.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addresses several issues, from setting limits on certain air pollutants to enforcing federal clean water and safe drinking laws. In addition, the EPA enforces federal regulations to reduce the impact of businesses on the environment.

Almost half of the U.S. population lives in areas where air pollution levels are often dangerously high for them to breathe, according to a report released by the American Lung Association. Lucky you if you live in the countryside or near a national park, as you can then enjoy fresh and pure air. But if you live in a big city, this is another story.

Despite dramatic progress cleaning the air since 1970, air pollution in the United States continues to harm people’s health and the environment. Under the Clean Air Act, EPA continues to work with state, local and tribal governments, other federal agencies, and stakeholders to reduce air pollution and the damage that it causes to people’s health, including children.

A recent development in the pollution forefront is that, blown by the wind, microplastic pollution has beendiscovered in pristine mountain peaks. We already knew that we have polluted the deepest oceans with plastic garbage, so it’s not surprising we’re also ruining our most beautiful mountains as well. But it is sad to hear and it is time to reverse this trend.