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What Does the Future of Your Waste Disposal Look Like?

Technology is constantly evolving, changing in ways that further benefit both society and the earth in terms of convenience and sustainability. But what might these advancements look like in relation to waste management and disposal?

Keep reading as we discuss some common predictions to what the future of waste disposal looks like, from the introduction of smart technologies to sustainable sources allowing waste management to become more cyclical.

Smart Technology

The waste management industry is currently being revolutionised thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), with IoT technology being implemented into waste management products and processes.

For example, smart bins are on the rise, with digital sensors able to monitor their fill levels in real-time. This information would enable waste collection services to reduce unnecessary pickups, subsequently saving time, resources and reducing carbon emissions that are associated with transportation.

Eventually, this technology could be integrated into other forms of waste collection, for example we may see IoT technology being integrated into skips. This could help make skip hire more cost-effective for both customers and skip companies, since customers wouldn’t have to pay for a duration of hire best on estimation, rather they could simply pay depending on how long they have the skip for before it becomes full. As for skip companies, this allows them to streamline the collection process of their skips and improve turnaround times.

Waste to Energy

Whilst many materials nowadays can be reused or recycled, many still cannot be disposed of as sustainably as this, thus have no option but to go to landfill. Whilst it is effective to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, the waste that does go there still contributes to the production and emission of greenhouse gases.

However, new technology has already been developed and even put into practise at many landfill sites that harnesses these gases and instead utilises them by turning them into electricity. This is considered to be a sustainable production of energy that not only stops these emissions from being released into the atmosphere, but reduces the need for non-renewable energy to be produced - an otherwise equally unsustainable process.

Sustainable Sources

One of the key issues that is impacting the sustainability of waste disposal is the use of non-recyclable or sustainable materials in the first place - be that single-use plastic packaging or freshly quarried stone materials in construction.

By instead using recycled and recyclable materials to start with, these can then once again be repurposed at the point of their disposal, creating a cyclical structure that is much more sustainable than the existing linear approach required for many of the existing source materials being used.

Sustainable Waste Management in Newcastle-under-Lyme

If you’re looking for a responsible waste management company to responsibly dispose of your waste, then look to us here at Cherry Hill Waste Ltd. We strive to recycle as much of the waste we receive as possible.

Our waste management services include both skip hire and grab and tipper hire. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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