Your guide to different waste types and the recycling aspects of each

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Thousands of tons of waste are produced daily. If you concentrated the world’s waste, it would fill up England, Germany and France in one day. Multiply that by 365 days a year and the entire world would be eyeball deep in waste at the end of the year. Luckily, sound recycling management prevents this from happening. Understanding waste and how it is recycled is the key to preventing a worldwide disaster of epic proportions. To understand more about the recycling aspects of waste we attained the below information from rubbish removal experts Map Waste, a company based in Leicester, UK that specialise in commercial waste disposal.

Biodegradable Waste

The term “biodegradable” means an object is reduced to its base elements by the forces of nature. For example paper, if buried, will eventually decay into compost. Biodegradable waste is easy to recycle. Simply bury it, and it turns into compost. Large composting facilities do that by accepting biodegradeables such as food and paper out of skip companies. They pile the waste in bins and introduce earthworms to aid the process. After a while, the waste looks like topsoil which is sold to farmers and gardeners. For vegetable oils, special facilities leave liquid holding skips behind restaurants. The oils are sent to a rendering facility, where it’s refined and turned into fuel oil, cosmetics, and animal feed. Wood products are usually ground up, and sold as mulch.

Non-Biodegradable Waste

Non-biodegradable means that the forces of nature will leave it intact. If a plastic bottle is buried, 100 years from now, it’s still a plastic bottle. However, non-biodegradable waste can be recycled. For example, glass bottles are melted down to make new glass products. Plastic is melted down to make new plastic products. Other common items are metals, which are melted down, and tyres which are ground up and used to make asphalt paving. Chemical waste is the hardest of all, since other chemicals must be introduced to break it down first. After broken down into simpler chemicals, it can be recycled.

Each particular type of waste has been studied extensively by specialists in the recycling industry. It all starts by placing waste in skips, which are hauled off to a recycling or disposal facility. The chief problem is that some objects have multiple kinds of materials that must be separated first. An old television, for example, contains plastic, copper, glass, and bits of paper. While recycling is not a perfect science, research is ongoing. One day in the future 100 percent of all products will be recycled, leading to a better world.

 

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How To Know When You Need The Help Of A Plumber

How To Know When You Need The Help Of A Plumber

How To Know When You Need The Help Of A Plumber

Were you aware that you could get something as cheap and easy to install as a rubber blanket for your pipes in order to take care of that banging noise you hear in your house? Use this article for this and more great plumbing tips to help you today!

Roots from a tree in your back yard can be a real headache when it comes to plumbing. Make sure if you have a big tree or bush or some kind of plant with a big root system, that you ask your plumbing company about root killing agents. You can flush these down your toilet and kill any roots that may be blocking your pipes and save yourself a lot of money by stopping a back up before it happens.

Use your garbage disposal with the cold water running so that you can preserve the blades of the disposal. Using hot water makes grease more liquid and can cause problems, including clogs. Make sure to clean blades by putting in a little dish detergent and run cold water at the same time.

Make sure overflow holes are cleaned out. This can help to prevent any water damage. Overflow holes are a way to stop water from overflowing if a sink is left on by accident. If the overflow hole is clogged it will not be able to do its job. (more…)

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Ways You Can Plumb Your Own Home

Ways You Can Plumb Your Own Home

Ways You Can Plumb Your Own Home

Did you know that you run the risk of freezing your plumbing pipes if you have any rooms that are not heated? This can sometimes come unexpectedly because you expect the adjoining rooms of your house to stay warm enough. For this and other plumbing tips, read the rest of this article.

Avoid plumbing problems! Do not stop up the toilet! Some common items that will stop up a toilet include: toys, hair, paper towels, birth control items, and feminine personal products. Do not flush these items down your toilet – unless the instructions say otherwise! These can stop up your toilet – to the point that nothing else will work – except calling a plumber!

Rigid copper is used for main water lines in many homes. You cannot bend rigid copper, so joints and tees must be soldered on. When soldering, always apply flux (also called soldering paste) to both surfaces. Flux retards oxidation when the copper is heated. Always use lead-free or nearly lead-free solder when sweating a copper joint. (more…)

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It Is A Good Idea To Learn About Plumbing

It Is A Good Idea To Learn About Plumbing

It Is A Good Idea To Learn About Plumbing

Nowadays the need for effective home plumbing is on the rise. The demand for products and equipment leads to some very innovative techniques that you can do yourself. Now is your chance to find something that works for your plumbing system. Here are some tips that you can use to get you started with doing your own plumbing.

If your toilet is slow to flush, add some white vinegar to the overflow tube. White vinegar helps the water from your tank to flow quickly, which will make the toilet flush faster. It is recommended that you use about a quart of the vinegar and let it stay there for at least an hour before flushing.

If your toilet is clogged, the water level in the toilet is low, and a plunger is not doing the trick, you may be able to resolve the problem by pouring a bucket of warm water into the toilet from waist level or higher. Once the water level is low again, you may repeated this procedure. (more…)

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Helpful Plumbing Tips From The Pro’s Who Know

Helpful Plumbing Tips From The Pro's Who Know

Helpful Plumbing Tips From The Pro’s Who Know

Plumbing is a very extensive and complicated topic. If the sounds like a total hassle, read this article and see how easy it can be to do your own plumbing.

Do not use the liquid cleaning supplies that are designed to clear clogs. These cleaners are harmful and can damage your pipes as they clear the clog. Instead of using damaging liquids, use a plunger or a plumbing snake. These are much more effective and will not harm pipes.

Look closely at your toilets several times throughout the year. Check to see if there are any leaks that you may not have noticed; you can do this by placing five or six drops of food coloring in the tank. If there is a leak, the color will seep into the bowl within half an hour. This process will help you catch a small problem before it gets too out of control.

Avoid using any tablets that are meant to reduce odor in and around your toilet. These products can be great when it comes to getting rid of odors, but unfortunately, they can cause significant damage to the rubber portions of your toilet. This can lead to it breaking down or having other issues. (more…)

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Tips That All Organic Gardeners Should Know

Tips That All Organic Gardeners Should Know

Tips That All Organic Gardeners Should Know

Gardening is a fantastic stress relieving activity that many people swear by. Making your own organic vegetable garden is a great way to improve your lifestyle, while also producing your own food, saving you money and providing you with quality produce right from your yard. Read on to find out how to have more success at it.

When watering plants use recycled water, but avoid re-using water from sources such as baths, washing machines, or dishwashing. These water sources may contain harmful chemicals that can be absorbed into your vegetables such as nitrates and phosphates. This water may even contain pathogens that could harm you or your plants.

Take care of your containers. You do not have to spend a lot of money on containers: you can reuse common items as pots. Make sure you clean your containers thoroughly and disinfect them to avoid diseases. Drill a few holes in the bottom so that the extra water can be drained.

Plant ornamental, edible plants as part of your regular yard landscaping. Good plants to start with include rosemary, thyme varieties, sages, oregano and basil. These all look great mixed with perennials, and they will supply you with enough that you won’t need to purchase them anymore – herbs are expensive at the supermarket. (more…)

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