Why waste management and recycling are crucial to the future planet and pollution

Why waste management and recycling are crucial to the future planet and pollution

The link between the climate and waste

To reduce the pollution on our planet waste needs to be considered, to protect and sustain our natural environments. 

One thing that many people do not realise is that the production and management of waste has a huge impact on pollution and climate change. Manufacturing, distributing, and managing waste requires energy, which produces greenhouse gas emissions. Traditional waste management embodies about 1 to 5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. www.sustainability.virginia.edu

Why is waste management so important?

There are around 8 billion humans on this planet producing waste every day using materials such as plastic, as it is an inexpensive and durable material. Over the years increased numbers of products have been produced with non-biodegradable materials. Meaning every year, we dump a massive 2.12 billion tonnes of waste, enough to cover the planet 24 times. www.theworldcounts.com

Plastic in our oceans and on our land is severely endangering our natural habitats, flora and fauna species. There are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/plastic-how-planet-earth-environment-oceans-wildlife-recycling-landfill-artificial-a7972226.html

How to reduce your waste

To reduce the unnecessary disposal of products we use, opt for reusable options whenever possible. One option is to use a reusable mug and water bottle. When ordering food, avoid to-go-containers, instead bring your own. www.sustainability.virginia.edu

This waste must be sorted and managed, to reduce the impact on the planet we now try to recycle many types of common waste. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects; in order to reduce the new amount of non-degradable materials produced. However, these recycling processes do release pollutants. Recycling is still a good action for all the population to adopt to reduce the dumped waste loads in our oceans and landmass, reusing the materials.

Non-biodegradable materials such as plastic, tin, and glass would be dumped into oceans and landfills and remain there for thousands of years never to degrade. We need to ensure we take responsibility for the depletion of our planet and are more conscious on buying these materials in lower volumes or even not using them all together. You can also split out, re-use and recycle your waste, this is a great way for the population to make a positive impact. Green waste and paper are better for naturally biodegrading.

Cost Rica new set goals to be plastic and carbon free by 2021

Due to recent news and information being released on waste management around the globe, we wanted to discuss the importance and impact of waste management. Cost Rica is leading global development yet again and is set to become the first plastic-free and carbon-free country by 2021.

This optimistic and amazing goal is an excellent example to set for the rest of the globe and their waste management. : www.intelligentliving.co/costa-rica-plastic-carbon-free-2021/

Eversmart climate action and waste management

At Eversmart, our aim is to become the UK’s number one carbon neutral energy supplier, with the environment as our key focus.  We have an up and coming plant a tree project and waste management project being implemented in the near future.

The environment and global climate change are close to our hearts. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impacts of the energy industry with our renewable electricity; we want to drive global change in the industry. Our purpose is to sustain our environment and inspire other companies and individuals they can do the same.

Recycling is something we implement throughout our offices. We are also looking soon to litter pick volunteer in our local areas.

Review our blog post explaining the importance of planting a tree in relation to climate change: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/why-tree-planting-is-the-way-forward-for-climate-change/

Review our blog explaining renewable energy: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/making-your-house-a-renewable-home-sustain-your-home-for-the-future-of-your-family/

Review our blog explaining the UK 2050 climate action plans: https://www.eversmartenergy.co.uk/blog/the-world-climate-crisis-the-uk-2050-predictions-and-uk-household-energy/

For further information, visit www.eversmartenergy.co.uk

Grace Bowden

Senior Marketing Executive

Eversmart Energy

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