Environment

Recycling in Nevada

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Recycling can have a dramatic impact on tree cutting.

If 45 percent of our paper came from recycled fiber, we could save 2.5 billion cubic feet of timber (and millions of trees) by the year 2040.

Recycling will help reduce waste

Moreover, for every ton of recycled paper we use instead of virgin paper, we save 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy (enough to power the average home for six hours), conserve 7,000 gallons of water, and keep 60 pounds of pollutants out of the air.

Using virgin materials, as The Times advocates, squanders energy that could be conserved by recycling. Who in their right mind would want to continue paying high energy bills when it’s possible to reduce energy costs by up to 80 percent?

Even factoring in the cost of collection and processing, recycled paper, compared to virgin-wood paper, reduces energy consumption by anywhere from 46 percent (for writing paper) to 61 percent (for newsprint) and 80 percent (for boxboard and liner board).
 
Perhaps the most egregious omission in Tierney’s analysis of our garbage situation is the fact that Americans are addicted to overconsumption. The article neatly sidesteps the issue, taking for granted the idea that more is better.

What’s really being wasted in America is the well-being of the next generation and those that follow. By crassly consuming resources and leaving behind waste, we’re dumping the cost of restoration on them. The measure of our humanity is the degree to which we conserve Earth’s bounties for those who follow in our footsteps, while sparing them the burden of cleaning up our messes.

This whining gets to the heart of why The Times would run such a sloppy piece–out of sheer desperation.

Americans and recycling

With up to 23 million North Americans now surfing the World Wide Web–where superb up-to-the-minute news and features are readily available–The Times and other newspapers stand to lose readership and clout (not to mention advertisers.

But for The Times to blame recycling laws for its inability to maintain a competitive edge in a fast-changing field is like Detroit auto makers crying that fuel-efficiency requirements keep them from competing effectively against the Japanese.

The fact is The Times, like auto makers and other industries, needs to find more efficient ways of producing its product, rather than demanding a licence to destroy the environment in pursuit of profit.

This is off-topic for most of you, but we are working on a project here in Reno to promote recycling and waste prevention to airlines serving the Reno area. In partnership with a local Reno dumpster rental company, we hope to be able to accomplish a lot when it comes to reduce wastage and junk creation in Nevada.

Does anyone have any stories they’d like to share about a specific airline’s recycling program? We are interested in both positive and negative stories. Also, we are interested in hearing about which airports have the most comprehensive recycling programs in place in a passenger terminal. For instance, at Logan Airport in Boston, you can recycle newspapers and cans and bottles.
 
In Denver, you can recycle newspapers. What about other cities?

Canadian Airlines started a recycling program 12 years ago. The first airline in the world to do onboard recycling. Today Canadian Airlines recycles aluminum cans, plastic water bottles, wine bottles, newspapers and magazines. Old pillows and blankets are distributed to charities and worn out seat covers are given to animal shelters.

At CP maintenance bases, scrap metal, oil and wood among other items, are reused and recycled. At office workplaces, paper, cardboard, ID and travel cards, laser cartridges, and microfilm are also recycled. For more information contact the Canadian Airlines Recycling Committee.
 
Canadian Airlines also has a program to reduce the quantity and the different types of chemicals used. Many other ideas have been put to work at different maintenance shops in regard recycling different materials, solids, liquids, batteries, etc. Request copies of both articles (recycling & reducing chemicals) printed in the last Canadian Flyer Newspaper.

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.

Pollution

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.