In our 21st century society, alternatives to landfill are very important. As such, it is important that you choose a responsible and reputable waste management business to provide you with a professional waste disposal solution.

The Importance Of Recycling In Our 21st Century Society

There are numerous different reasons why recycling is important, here are 3 of them.

1. The Amount Of Landfill Space Is Decreasing
In today's society, the amount of landfill space is rapidly decreasing. According to data in an article on Lets Recycle, landfill capacity has been on the decline since the year 2000 “when over 700 million cubic metres of landfill capacity was recorded".

When dealing with numbers this large, it can be very difficult to fully visualise the scale of the sheer size of waste being disposed of through landfill. 700 million cubic metres is “about 300 times as big as The Great Pyramidof Giza".

The issue of landfill space is very serious. The data from Lets Recycle shows that in 2016, a total of 203 million tonnes of waste was managed, whereas only 191.1 million tonnes was managed during 2015. Additionally the data also shows that the amount of waste being sent to landfill increased during this time.

If this trend continues and the amount of waste sent to landfill during 2017 is larger than 2016, we could potentially see a future where we run out of landfill space. As such, it is very important that you consider responsible waste management solutions that provide ethical and responsible methods of waste disposal. For example, Advanced Waste Solutions Ltd have made a commitment to halving waste sent to landfill; you can view our certificate by visiting our downloads page.

2. Climate Change Is A Very Serious Threat
It's often stated that there is a debate around climate change, if you'resceptical about climate change and the impact it is having on our planet, youcan browse through a selection of evidence on the NASA website.

For example, did you know that multiple studies show that “97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree" that the climate warming trends are “extremely likely due to human activities"? Also, many of the leading scientific organisations have issued statements endorsing this position.Additionally, information view able on the NASA website also shows how the ice in the Arctic sea is declining by a rate of 13.3% per decade.

It isn't just fossil fuels that contribute to global warming and climate change, waste disposal and the management of waste also plays a role, for example, items of food waste in landfill release greenhouse gasses as they rot.

Recycling waste and using recycled materials reduces the need for extracting raw materials, which can help to combat air and water pollution. Additionally recycling also helps to save energy which can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change isn't just about global warming; it can also have numerous other disastrous effects. For example in the United Kingdom climate change could result in an increased risk of both inland and coastal flooding. Additionally the UK could face heat waves as a result of climate change; which could also lead to water scarcity.

With these serious environmental concerns, it is very important that businesses and individuals take steps in order to reduce the impact that their actions have on the environment. Recycling waste can help to combat climate change and global warming in numerous different ways, so it is very important that you recycle as much waste as you possibly can.

If you would like to learn more about the recycling options within a waste disposal service from Advanced Waste Solutions Ltd, please give our friendly and dedicated team a call on 01202 870 833 and our staff will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

3. Plastic Pollution In The World's Oceans
Recycling your plastic waste is very important. Numerous different types of plastics are recyclable, however lots of plastic waste ends up in the world's oceans; polluting environments and causing damage to marine and aquatic life.

Plastic pollution in the world's oceans is a serious cause for concern.Information found in a report on says that “there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050". However the increasing amount of plastic in the world's oceans isn't the only impact that plastic pollution has on our planet.

Toxins and contaminants can be absorbed into plastic. This means that if small pieces of plastic are consumed by small marine and aquatic animals; the toxins and contaminants within the plastic can be passed up the food chain. According to a report on,“If someone eats six oysters, it is likely they will have eaten 50 particles of microplastics".

Recycling Your Waste Is Very Important

The above three points are just three examples of why recycling is so important in our 21st century society. So if your business is searching for a professional waste management solution to responsibly dispose of waste in an ethical and legally compliant manner, speak to the friendly and dedicated team at Advanced Waste Solutions Ltd and enquire about our numerous professional waste disposal solutions.

Speak To The AWS Ltd Team Today!

A rapidly growing number of professionals throughout the United Kingdom place their trust in professional waste disposal services provided by the talented AWS Ltd team. So, if you would like to learn more about how a professional waste management solution can help your business, or if you have any questions regarding our services for commercial waste management, recycling or any of our other numerous waste management services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

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