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People generate waste at many points throughout their day-to-day lives. However, it is very important that this waste is managed in a responsible way. As such, professional waste management services that dispose of waste in an ethical manner are very important.

Here is a list of 2 reasons why you should choose to dispose of your waste using responsible waste management services from a reputable waste management business, such as BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.


1) Our Oceans Are Becoming A Plastic Soup

This may seem like a dramatic piece of scare mongering fiction, however in June this year it was reported in Reuters that “Marine experts fear there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050". That's only 33 years away.

Furthermore, it was recently reported in the Guardian that “sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastics". Additionally they have also reported that plastics have been found in tap water around the world.

The report in the Guardian also cited data which states that the amount of plastic that enters the world's oceans every year is up to 12.7 m tonnes! That's approximately equivalent to one garbage truck of plastic every minute!

However the impact plastic has on our ocean doesn't end at pollution;it can also have serious impacts on the food chain and the world around us.Tiny pieces of plastic (known as microplastics) in the world's oceans are eaten by small aquatic creatures. This means that these pieces of plastic and the contamination that has been absorbed by them will be passed up the food chain.Additionally, through a process that is known as biomagnification the toxins within the plastic will increase in concentration as they progress through the food chain.

A well known example of biomagnification is fish and mercury. The mercury starts in very small concentrations of seawater which is absorbed by small algae, which then makes it way up the food chain, where according to the BBC; a swordfish has 0.89 mg of mercury in 1 kg of meat.

Exposure to high levels of mercury could cause harm to the heart, kidneys, lungs, brain and your immune system. As such it is recommended by the NHS that people who are pregnant or those who are trying to get pregnant should not eat shark, swordfish or marlin because they can contain more mercury than other types of fish.


The Dangers Of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a very serious threat to life on our planet. Numerous products contain plastics and some plastic products require specialist disposal services. For example,products containing microbeads send tiny pieces of microplastics down the drain.These tiny pieces of plastic pass through filtration systems and enter marine and aquatic environments.

If you would like to read more information about the risks associated with the use of microbeads for both the environment and human health, please visit our website and read our blog titled, “Why Are Microbeads So Dangerous?" However, if you are interested in a professional waste disposal service to responsibly dispose of microbeads,please call our team on 0800 3765004 and enquire about our Microbeads Disposal Service.


2) Fly Tipping In England Is Increasing

Fly tipped waste in England has been increasing for the past few years. Fly tipping can have a serious social impact; indeed it can affect the local environment, but it can also affect local businesses and property values. Additionally, local fly tipped waste can attract flies and pests which could potentially pose a serious health risk. As such, it is important that fly tipped waste is removed with a professional fly tipped waste removal service.

However, fly tipping also has serious legal and environmental consequences.


Fly Tipping And The Law

Illegally disposing of waste is a serious crime that can have very severe consequences. Since May 2016, if you are caught in the act of fly tipping, you can be handed an on the spot fine of up to £400.


The Environmental Impact Of Fly Tipping

Fly tipping can have some very serious environmental consequences. Chemicals in the fly tipped waste could potentially contaminate soil, which could have disastrous results.

Additionally, according to Tackling Fly Tipping the estimated cost of both investigation and cleanup of fly tipped waste is approximately £86 m - £186 m. This cost ultimately falls upon both taxpayers and private landowners.


Responsible Waste Disposal From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, A Waste Management Business That Respects The Environment

If you're searching for a waste management business to dispose of your waste, it is very important that you choose a waste disposal service that provides responsible waste disposal.

The environment is precious and it is very important that everyone 'does their bit' to help the environment. As a waste disposal and recycling business that provides a variety of different professional waste management services, we understand that our actions have the potential to have a negative impact on the environment and as such we take steps in order to minimise or reduce the impact that our actions have on the environment.

In fact, one of our accreditations that we have earned from the International Organisation for Standardisation is an ISO 14001:2004 Environmental.


Interested In Professional Waste Management Services? Contact The BKP Ltd Team Today!

If you would like to learn more about the numerous professional waste management services that are available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd or if you would like to request a free quote, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team today.

We can provide responsible waste solutions to dispose of a wide variety of different types of industrial waste and domestic waste, including but not limited to: asbestos removal, septic tank cleaning, hazardous waste removal, heavy industrial cleaning and factory decommissions.

So, if you have any questions regarding the numerous different waste management and waste disposal services that are available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, please don't hesitate to contact our team.


Contact Us Today!

If you would like to contact our team by telephone, you can call us on 0800 376 5004, our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

However, for those who would prefer to reach out to our team online, you can do so in the following ways.

You can reach our team by:

  • Sending an email to sales@bkpgroup.com.
  • Filling out our contact form.
  • Following us on Twitter @GroupBkp.
  • Or by liking our Facebook Page.