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Business waste management and recycling

There are many aspects that need to be considered when running a business. Outflow and inflow, overhead costs, labor regulations and even the safety precautions and insurance are just some of the many factors that come into play. One of the very important factors that is often slighted or forgotten is the issue of waste management. Waste management provided by a waste management company in a business process is as important as getting the raw material and making the final product. If waste is not properly disposed off in the correct manner, it can lead to lower productivity rates and also harm the environment to a great extent. Experts in the field are Cawleys who can offer office recycling at your place of work.

Waste or garbage as we know it is basically all the remains, by products or unnecessary products that are designated to be thrown away. One needs to realize that such items cannot just be thrown in the bin and forgotten about. It is a binding and legal requirement of all companies and businesses to engage in the sorting and correct disposal of garbage to prevent any climatic changes in the future that could also lead to an epidemic on the whole.

Business or commercial waste is disposed of by many agencies that offer their services online in different ways. There are a lot of companies that are doing their share to provide these services so as to protect us from the hazards of waste pollution. They also offer services that can help you with new ideas as to how you can dispose off waste in a more efficient manner. The waste that is disposed off your sites of work are managed in the following ways:

  1. LANDFILL: Landfill is a method that is used for garbage and waste that can be termed as non hazardous and the recycling of which does not need any processing before being reused. Landfill sites are planned with great care and the type of waste thrown there is also regulated so as to ensure that there are no chances of infection or disease to spread in the neighboring areas. The waste collected in this manner is usually used as a rock bed for future constructions or even as a site for making manure or fertilizers.
  2. INCINERATION: The method of disposal by burning is also known as incineration. This is used as an effective method in places where the waste cannot be recycled or is hazardous in nature. This is an effective tool for all hospitals and small nursing homes or clinics and any companies and businesses that are dealing with the concept of health care. Disposables used in operating rooms, tools, syringes and tube etc. are disposed off effectively in this manner.
  3. RECOVERY: The recovery method is one of the most important and tedious of all the methods of recycling waste. It involves the process of sorting out the recyclable and non recyclable types of discarded materials and then re distribution of all that can be used by other companies or organizations before it is not usable any more. Paper and plastics are good examples of this type of waste. It is said that one sheet of paper can be re written in a printer 8 times before it becomes unusable. Such methods are very important in playing a crucial role in saving the environment.

Candle Holder Recycles Your Candle Wax for You

Candle Holder that Recycles Wax

How cool is this candle holder that recycles its own wax by design?

The Rekindle Candle is a patent-pending candle holder that diverts melted candle wax into an area with extra wick, so it can be used again. In a Grist interview with Benjamin Shine, the candlestick’s designer, he said:

How long it lasts, Shine says, depends on the specific candle — some burn faster, some are drippier — but you might be able to reuse the wax as many as five times.

That’s a lot of recovered wax!

The Rekindle Candle isn’t available for sale yet, but keep an eye on Shine’s blog to see when it’s going to be up for sale. In the meantime, you can recycle your candle wax the old fashioned way, by using it to make new candles. Want to see how? Check out our tutorial for how to recycle old candle wax!

h/t: Planetsave


Arctic’s ozone hole is looking good

With a boost from Mother Nature, the worldwide ban on ozone-depleting chemicals stopped Arctic ozone from disappearing and forming an “ozone hole” similar in size to Antarctica’s, a new study finds.
“It seems like we did just the right thing at the right time,” said Susan Solomon, an atmospheric chemist at MIT and lead study author. “It’s quite a success story.”

4 ways to encourage creativity in the office

Just about every entrepreneur and business leader prizes creativity. The ability to come up with new, innovative ideas is vital to keeping up with the competition in any industry. But are individuals born with a creative mind, leaving the “non-creative” crowd at a severe disadvantage, or is it a teachable skill? Many experts agree with the latter viewpoint, insisting that you only need to tap into and harness existing creativity.

50 ways to reuse your garbage

Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as, “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Might we not consider garbage in the same way? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all. To the non-recycler, an empty bottle is garbage. To the reuse enthusiast, that empty bottle could be a chandelier, a vase, a drinking glass, a candelabra … you get the picture.

NASA wants your help in picking a futuristic spacesuit design

NASA wants your help to put the finishing touches on its new spacesuit.
The space agency is asking the public to select the “cover layer” for its prototype Z-2 spacesuit — a 21st-century astronaut suit that looks like it’s one part Buzz Lightyear and one part “Tron.” The first Z-2 spacesuit should be completed by November.

Solar Decathlon 2013 Is Underway

The biennial competition to build attractive, appealing, solar-powered homes is now underway, with the 2013 Solar Decathlon’s opening ceremonies being held today. Unlike previous years, when the event has been held on the National Mall in Washington DC, this year the Decathlon is being held in Irvine CA. Nineteen teams from across the US and Canada, as well as teams from Austria and the Czech Republic are taking part in this year’s event.

The Solar Decathlon is made up of 10 different events judging a range of features of these designs, including their energy performance, the livability of each house, and the overall construction budget. This year’s entrants are targeting an estimated real-world construction cost of not more than $ 250,000.

In addition to the competition itself, there is an exposition called XPO being held adjacent to the Decathlon. This program contains a number of clean, renewable, and energy efficient products and demonstrations. According to the Department of Energy, “The winner of the overall competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. “

The competition and exhibition of these projects continues through Sunday, October 13, 2013. The overall winner of this year’s Decathlon is scheduled to be announced on Saturday, October 12.

image credit: Richard King/U.S. Department of Energy