How Does Waste Impact The Environment?

Our environment is precious and as such it is very important that we all do our bit for the environment. We understand that as a waste management company, our actions can negatively impact the environment and as such, we take steps in order to reduce or minimise the negative effects that our actions may have on the planet.

The Importance Of Tackling Climate Change And Global Warming

Climate change is quite literally changing the world around us. It is arguably one of the most serious threats to the human species. According to information on, since the late 19th century, the planet's average surface temperature has increased by approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius!

With numerous different greenhouse gasses such as nitrous oxide, water vapour, carbon dioxide and methane polluting the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect is a serious issue that needs tackling.

What Are The Causes Of Climate Change?

There are numerous different attributing factors to climate change. One of the most commonly known causes is our reliance on fossil fuels. However, waste disposal can also have a very serious impact on our environment and if not responsibly disposed of,waste can impact our environment in a very serious manner.

If you're interested in learning more about how waste can affect the environment, here is a short list of 3 different ways waste can have a negative impact on the environment.

How Does The Disposal Of Waste Impact The Planet And The Environment?

  1. 1. Food Waste In Landfill
    When food waste is sent to landfill, it decomposes. As it decomposes it releases methane gas. As written above, methane gas is a greenhouse gas which contributes to the greenhouse gas effect. However, methane gas is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide!(source

    If you're searching for ways that your business can help to combat climate change, consider recycling your food waste.

  2. 2. Electrical and Electronic Equipment
    Waste items of electrical and electronic equipment can be very harmful for the environment. If WEEE waste(also known as e-waste) is disposed of incorrectly it can result in air pollution.

    Additionally, electrical and electronic equipment can be hazardous to human health. Numerous different hazardous materials can be found within WEEE items such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. As such it is very important that if you need to dispose of WEEE waste, you speak to a professional waste management company who can provide a professional WEEE service that complies with The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013.

  3. 3. Irresponsible Waste Disposal
    Irresponsible disposal of waste can cause many different environmental problems. It can result in air pollution, land pollution and could also cause numerous different health conditions.

    With a waste disposal and recycling solution from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, you can relax in the knowledge that your waste is being disposed of in a responsible and legally compliant manner.

What Can Be Done About Climate Change?

So what can be done to combat climate change? There are numerous different causes of climate change, some of which include waste disposal. One way that you can work to reduce the environmental impact of your waste is by disposing of your waste in an ethical and responsible manner. A simple way to do this is by using a professional waste disposal service from a waste management company that respects the environment.

As a professional waste management company, we understand that our actions and our services have the potential to negatively impact the planet and the environment around us. We understand that as a professional waste management company, we have a responsibility to minimise any harmful effects that may occur as a result of our activities.As such we take steps to prevent or minimise any negative effects that our actions may have on the environment and the planet.

If you would like to read more information about our commitment to the environment, you can do so by reading our environmental policy. You can find this policy by clicking on “BKP Information" at the top of this page. This link will take you to our policies, insurance and professional certification page. You will be able to read lots of information regarding BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd on this page, such as our environmental policy, our health and safety policy, our waste carrier certificate and also information regarding our accreditations.

What Accreditations Do BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd Have?

Over our years of experience, we have three accreditations. Two from the International Organisation for Standardisation and one accreditation from the British Standards Institution.

Our accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation are:

  • An ISO 9001:2008 in Quality.
  • An ISO 14001:2004 Environmental.

Our accreditation from the British Standards Institution is:

  • A BS OHSAS 18001:2007 in Health and Safety.

Interested In A Professional Waste Management Solution? Call BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd Today

BKP Waste &Recycling Ltd are a professional recycling and waste management company who are skilled in a wide variety of different types of waste disposal. Also, we have over 50 years of industry experience.Using our many years of experience and our innovative expertise; we can provide you with a high quality waste disposal solution to dispose of your waste, such as our WEEE waste service or our waste management service for hazardous waste.

If you would like to learn more about the numerous different waste disposal solutions available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, please do not hesitate to give us a call.Our friendly and dedicated team of waste management experts will be happy to assist you with your enquiry and provide you with additional information regarding our numerous waste disposal services.

So if you have any questions regarding the management or disposal of waste, please get in touch with our team today.

If you would like to contact us, you can do so by:

  • Calling us on 0800 376 5004, Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
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