Manufacturing is an important sector in any economy because it creates jobs and produces products for human consumption. However, there is concern over the amount of waste that factories produce every year. Factory waste is any waste that is produced from industrial activities such as manufacturing.
Factory Waste Management
Factories and warehouses produce a myriad of different types of waste. The most common types of waste produced include scrap metal, solvents, gravel and dirt, concrete and masonry, chemicals, and even vegetable matter. It’s important that every piece of factory and warehouse waste is correctly disposed of, as failing to do so can harm the persons/wildlife that come across it. This is because such matters could be corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or radioactive.
Warehouse Waste Management
The waste disposal options available for your factory and warehouse waste is largely dependable on the material you wish to dispose of.
– For instance, oil can be disposed of via large oil collection drums, which companies such as Business Waste can supply to you.
– Cardboard waste can usually be disposed of into a bin or – for a larger quantity – a front-end loader or baler.
– To dispose of plastic waste, Business Waste recommends using colour-coded bins to encourage recycling.
– Hazardous waste should be disposed of separately to normal waste; combining the two is a criminal offence. The individual recommended disposal methods varies depending on the material, so do research this before usage. When recycling hazardous waste, please ensure to comply with the principles set out by Strategy for Hazardous Waste Management in England (2010).
Warehouse Waste Disposal
Once the waste is collected, it is usually taken to be recycled.
– Regarding oil waste, this is taken to an oil recycling plant; here it is distilled and refined to be reused.
– Metal waste is taken to scrap metal processors, where it is melted down and remade into new products, most typically construction materials, but also something as trivial as drinking cans.
-Plastics can again be melted down and recycled, usually into new plastic bags, but often as something as wild as eco-jewellery, makeup bottles, or interior furniture parts!
Need help disposing of your factory and warehouse waste? Then get in touch with Business Waste. Our reliable team works with members across a wide range of industries, including but not limited to the agricultural, plastic, factory, and automotive industries.
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