According to a recent study, there are 288.5 thousand businesses operating within the industrial and manufacturing industry in the UK alone. As you can therefore imagine, Industrial Waste is produced in large volumes every single day. If not stored and managed effectively, this waste could have a significant impact on the planet.
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Industrial Waste refers to any waste that is the result of industrial activity or the manufacturing process. Typically, it consists of the following waste types:
Many industrial facilities use chemicals when manufacturing products. This includes waste products such as spent solvents, acids, alkalis and phenols. However, any surplus chemicals must be disposed of safely, as they pose a significant threat to human and animal life, alongside the environment.
Those working within a manufacturing facility will likely encounter a great deal of hazardous waste on a daily basis. This includes asbestos, batteries, and radioactive waste products.
Industrial Solid Waste.
Industrial Solid waste, quite simply, refers to any ‘solid’ waste produced during the manufacturing process, namely in the form of surplus or discarded materials that were deemed no longer necessary. This could include products such as masonry, scrap metals, concrete and lumber.
The manufacturing industry also produced large volumes of recyclable waste, such as paper, plastic and cardboard. For example, Industrial paper waste could come in many forms, including receipts, business documents, and user guides. Plastic waste is produced in large volumes in the manufacturing industry, as it is used to create a wide variety of products.
Fuel waste is produced in the manufacturing industry during the transportation of goods from the facility to the supplier. This includes products such as petrol and diesel.
As manufacturing facilities and factories produce large volumes of waste, each waste type must be segregated and stored in the appropriate bins or storage units before collection. At Divert, we can provide you with access to a range of containers, including:
Waste Drums. Waste Drums should be used to store liquid waste products alongside chemical or fuel waste. However, these products should be stored separately from each other in separate drums. They are available in a wide range of colours to make the separation of waste products a breeze.
660L Wheelie Bins. Our colour-coded 600L wheelie bins are suitable for various waste types, including general waste and hazardous materials.
1100L Wheelie Bins. Our colour-coded 1100L Wheelie Bins are suitable for compactible industrial waste, such as cardboard, paper and plastic.
Skips. Our skips are available in a wide range of sizes, depending upon the volume of waste you are producing. They can be used to store a wide variety of solid industrial waste.
Recycling Balers & Compactors. Companies that produce large volumes of compactable waste (e.g. paper and cardboard) may also benefit from using a compacting baler on site. Using a compactor means that your waste will not need to be collected as frequently, helping you to cut costs.
There are many different steps you can take to reduce the amount of industrial waste produced at your facility. For example, you could:
Carry out a waste audit to gain an understanding of how much waste you are producing. This will often bring any issues relating to your waste management to light.
Focus on using recyclable, sustainable materials in the manufacturing process. For example, you should ensure that all of your base materials are recyclable.
Provide employees with access to the appropriate bins and containers that will make recycling a breeze.
Think carefully about the way you package your products, and reduce this wherever possible.
Each year, around 42 million tonnes of industrial waste is produced in the UK alone.
59% of the waste produced within the UK can be attributed to the construction and manufacturing industries.
2.1 Billion Tonnes of solid waste is produced each year globally.
If you’re looking to improve your waste management strategy, Divert are always on hand to help. For example, we can put together a waste management plan that not only reduces the amount of waste you produce but also saves you a great deal of time and money. We will also:
Provide you with free access to a variety of bins and waste storage containers.
Put together a waste collection schedule that is tailored to your business. For example, we can collect waste on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Ensure that your waste management plan adheres to all government guidelines and regulations.
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