Our electric dumpster mover protects employees from common workplace injuries, but trash disposal involves a number of more wide-ranging safety concerns. What’s actually in a dumpster can present health hazards that spread to surrounding areas.
As companies strive to become more environmentally responsible, these trends are becoming part of green trash disposal procedures.
Updated Plastic Recycling
Polystyrene foam and other traditional packing materials have given way to more eco-friendly plastics. China, which previously imported the bulk of global plastic waste, instituted a ban on many disposables. As a result, waste and recycling centers are instituting systems to properly handle plastics.
Promoting Awareness of Bio-Hazards
Products such as pesticides, automotive fluids and cleaning solutions do more than cause injury when handled improperly. Chemicals can leak into the ground and seriously damage the ecosystem. Companies are training workers on identification and disposal of hazardous materials.
Responsible E-Waste Disposal
With computers, tablets, cell phones and other digital devices becoming staples in most households, frequent tech upgrades result in a flood of discarded electronics. Communities are increasing the number of e-waste programs and stations to accommodate the demand.
Converting Waste to Energy
California has taken the lead in development of anaerobic digestion technology, which is a method to convert food and other biodegradable waste into energy. The city of Sacramento currently processes more than 100 tons of organic matter each day. If they can sustain this success, the technology will undoubtedly make its way across the country.
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