Recycling & Waste Management Services
The disposal of waste can have a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Enviro-Tek is an environmentally responsible company and as such, seeks to offer their customers advice and services which minimise their burden on the environment.
Listed below is a brief description of some different waste streams that Enviro-Tek can provide collection and recycling services.
9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier. Dry mixed recycling containers help businesses to make recycling easier.
In the UK alone we produce 435 million tonnes of solid waste every year. As a nation, we only recycle 18% of it, which is one of the worst rates in Europe.
12.5 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are used annually in the UK.
Liquid food wastes - we send to liquid waste treatment facilities for decanting and recycling.
Food waste accounts for 21% of total waste and is the largest single proportion of all waste!
Did you know that one tonne of waste plastic, if recycled; is enough to produce 120,000 supermarket carrier bags or 20,000 two litre drinks bottles?"
2 million sea birds die every year due to eating or becoming caught up in plastic waste!
Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials!
In the UK today, nearly 5 million tonnes of paper is dumped in landfill or incinerated every year!
Every year an estimated 1 million tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) are discarded by householders and commercial groups in the UK!
In 1989 a landfill site in Wales containing 10 million tyres caught fire releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere. The fire continued to burn underground for another 10 years!
These include 240-1100 litre wheeled bins, bottle banks and various size skip depending on volumes and location.
The energy saved by recycling just one wine bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes!
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel formulated exclusively for diesel engines; it can be made from used vegetable oil or animal fats (used cooking oil)!
Packaging (pallets and crates) produce approximately 670,000 tonnes per year and construction and demolition 750,000 tonnes.
We throw away 12 billion aluminum cans in the UK every year!
Enviro-Tek Waste commit to auditing their customers’ waste streams to ascertain where improvements can be made to their recycling procedures. This includes identifying more minority waste streams such as food waste and mixed recyclables in addition to the traditional materials such as cardboard and polythene.
With the ever changing government legislation and increasing cost of waste disposal to landfill, Enviro-Tek can provide both practical and cost effective solutions for dealing with waste.
Email us here or call 0844 800 9337 to speak to an Enviro-Tek adviser.