Recycling and disposal


  • How can you choose the most ecological packaging?

    We often find products with different formats, and sometimes with different packaging, by not all packaging has the same impact on the environment.

    Eco-sustainable packaging has to comply with certain basic rules: it must exploit space as much as possible; it must as far as possible be made of only one material, so as to facilitate recycling; it must be easy to compress; lastly, it must be as reusable and recyclable as possible. 


  • How to generate less trash?

    An average person produces several hundred pounds of trash every year. Part of the garbage is segregated and re-used as raw material (recycling).

     
    This is, obviously, much better than leaving behind a huge pile of unusable trash, but it is still not the ideal solution. Why produce something in the first place, if it only ends up in landfill to be sorted? For example, wouldn’t it be possible to do away with all the...


  • There are alternatives to bottled water?

    Today’s challenge is to cut bottled water out of your routine. The bottled water explosion in recent decades has brought with it an enormous increase in consumer waste.

     
    In the first three years of this decade, the planet’s thirsty consumers drank over 500 million litres of bottled water, according to the International Council of Bottled Water Associations. That’s a whole lot of plastic bottles. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund says the...


  • Reducing food waste as part of eco-living?

    In today’s society an increasingly identifiable waste problem occurs in the food industry which, because of its massive scale and the wasteful habits of consumers, uses vast resources – such as water, energy and other raw materials – in production, processing and disposal.

     
    It is estimated that food production is responsible for 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the world. For example, it takes   25 000 litres of water to produce 1 pound of beef.
    Meanwhile, people in developed societies continually waste more food and the problem...


  • How to start recycling?

    When it comes to recycling, there are various opportunities available for households, businesses and communities. It’s just a matter of educating yourself on what can be recycled, how you can recycle and where you can recycle.

    For households, there are curbside recycling services, which is an easy way for families to recycle. Simply put recyclable items in a recycling bin supplied by the program and leave the bin out on designated recycling collection dates. How easy is that? Depending on the service, you might even...

Emissions

Chimet’s waste has some of the most innovative and efficient waste disposal systems in the world. Emissions monitoring is conducted in real time and data are available to the public after the validation of ARPAT.

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Who said?

"..the objective is to reduce the production of waste, and just like the incentive for the separation of rubbish for disposal purposes, these are important signals of a correct environmental policy, although rubbish should also be eliminated..."
Matteo Renzi, Major of Florence

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