The increasing commitment of blue-chip companies in the retail, hospitality, and gaming sectors to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill goals, has created a greater need for alternative landfill solutions.
However, implementing this can be challenging and costly without sacrificing environmental compliance.
EnviroServ Waste Management offers an integrated approach to onsite waste management with the goal of diverting waste from landfill and promoting a circular economy through their Onsite Waste Management.
“Having an integrated waste management approach together with on-site waste management services means that businesses can reduce their waste management cost while reducing their footprint by implementing waste reduction initiatives, better recycling, and waste beneficiation – be this at a hotel, casino, shopping centre or office building,” says Ian Twidale, EnviroServ Industry Specialist in the On-site and Recycling Division.
The Onsite Waste Management standards developed by EnviroServ provide a comprehensive framework for businesses to effectively manage their waste at the source.
This includes transforming the waste area layout to promote sorting and separating of waste, setting up a structured and best practice approach to waste organisation and layout, and installing signage and sorting equipment in compliance with ISO/SHEQ standards.
EnviroServ provides fully trained onsite waste handlers with personal protective equipment who are responsible for collecting, separating, and sorting waste to extract recyclable materials.
“This is a highly skilled process that requires expertise in identifying and segregating different types of recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, metal, and plastics. These materials are then micro-sorted into over 20 grades, including PET, HDPE, PVC, in various forms and colours, including rigid, film, bottle, flexible, clear, print, and colour,” Ian explains. “The sorted recyclable grades are then sold directly to the end user, mill or plant, increasing the rebate and promoting circular economy practices.”
EnviroServ also sources and evaluates recyclers, manages, and records all collections, and files, scans, and captures all documentation against the client’s web profile.
“Our onsite staff are trained to handle hazardous waste safely, which is separated, securely labelled, transported, treated, and disposed of in compliance with legislated requirements,” he points out.
All safe disposal certificates and weighbridge slips are captured, including recycling volumes, and source documents and transactions are loaded into the system where they can be viewed at any time.
“Our Onsite Waste Management is a comprehensive framework designed to ensure compliance and best environmental practices, with the goal of helping our customers achieve Zero Waste to Landfill.
“Through waste sorting, waste statistics recording, and tailored solutions for different waste types, this standard enables businesses to effectively manage their waste from cradle to grave, promoting sustainability and responsible waste management practices,” Ian concludes.
As environmental challenges become more urgent, EnviroServ is committed to taking action and leading the way toward a more sustainable future for generations to come.
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