Contrary to popular belief, polystyrene is a recyclable material. It’s a popular item in industries such as construction, where it can be repurposed in anything from insulation to transporting fragile goods. So how is it recycled? What's the first[…]
Achieving ROI and efficient waste management isn’t exactly a walk in the park. For businesses with regular waste productions, creating a good waste management strategy is important. Here at Greenbank, we can help you with that.
For many businesses, cardboard is a common form of waste and is a component that makes up practically all packaging waste. For companies utilising on-site manufacturing, it may be the first waste type that begins to build up during the average[…]
Waste management shouldn’t be tracked through pen and paper. Today, not only can we utilise bespoke machinery for improving waste management, through processes such as baling and compacting, we can also track waste production and identify room for[…]
If your organisation is producing offensive waste, you need to put time and effort into developing your offensive materials and waste management plan in order to efficiently deal with and dispose of this waste and remain compliant while you do so.
Offensive waste is ‘non-clinical waste that’s non-infectious and does not contain pharmaceutical or chemical substances, but may be unpleasant to anyone who comes into contact with it.’ Because of this, it needs a little more attention, care and[…]
Since the early 2000s, plastic waste production in the UK has steadily risen each year. In 2002, the level of plastic waste produced was 1,740,000 metric tons. In 2017, it was 2,260,000 metric tons. Unfortunately, collection rates for recycling[…]
The recycling of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is not universally practised. Most local councils don’t offer it as a kerbside service and have been known to urge you to dispose of it in your bins ready for collection.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, existing low levels of business investment have fallen, with a reduction of 11.6% between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020. Much of the UK’s productivity gap with competitors is attributable to our historically low levels of business[…]
Compliance considerations, on-site logistics, waste management, health and safety - these are all key concerns that facility managers must plan for. The facility management strategies many businesses currently have in place will always need to be[…]