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Waste Management

Quality Waste Management = Quality of Life

The Tools of the Trade

We provide affiliates with the change of pace that they have always wanted, allowing them to take control.

They enjoy a job opportunity that is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. They are not simply a link in the chain. They are the force that pulls the chain.

The affiliate’s most important tool is his or her ingenuity and motivation.

The affiliate is a model of self reliance at its very best. While affiliates are free to work on their own and at their own pace, we are always available with assistance and advice.

Affiliates will always have the freedom to run their business as they please.

However, affiliates also benefit from the fact that, while they are independent, they are also never alone. We supply affiliates with the waste management tools they need to succeed.

Knowledge, training, and a proven system that has saved businesses millions of dollars will assist the affiliate in building a junk removal business they can be proud of.

Just as a surveyor has the tools to measure distance and a scientist has the tools to collect data, the affiliate has the tools to look at waste and see the potential for profit.

While it is likely that affiliates already posses the concrete “tools of the trade” such as a computer, fax machine, and phone, we offer something even more important.

We provide affiliates inside waste management &recycling information, knowledge, and training that can only be garnered from the founder and leader of the waste management consulting industry.

With the tools provided by us, affiliates will be capable of saving businesses thousands of dollars on waste management while earning an attractive residual income.

If there was no waste management whatsoever, what would the world look like?

It would be a mess.

The need for waste management

History has taught us that every civilization throughout history has had to incessantly deal with waste.

For example, ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia thrived in part due to their ability to properly dispose of their waste.

On the other hand, others didn’t adopt the same concern for proper waste disposal. In turn, their quality of life was sacrificed.

It is no surprise that life still works that way. If we didn’t empty the trash for months on end the problem would become much harder to manage than if we had been responsible in the first place, it is the same with waste management in a business setting. But why the history lesson?

Examining the importance of waste management points out one very important fact that has remained true throughout the ages, waste won’t go away.

The better we can deal with waste, the better life will be. Better waste management leads to a better quality of life, and we are here to make that happen.

It is in this day and age that efficient and effective waste management matters the most.

Through science and technology, it has become clear that efficient waste management is not simply a good thing to do, but it is essential.

Waste management has moved beyond simply a good habit to something that we realize must happen. At Cleveland Dumpster Rental Team, we stand at the forefront of a completely new understanding of waste management.

Through effective waste management consulting and by streamlining waste management we can reduce the amount that businesses waste and how much businesses spend on waste.

By endeavoring to help clients streamline their waste, affiliates become involved in something much greater, they help bring about the next evolution in waste management.

We contribute to what will become a greener future.

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Nature Pollution Waste Management

Global plastic production

Is plastic waste at sea, a seventh continent?

Every second, 100 tonnes of waste (out of the 4 billion produced annually) ends up at sea, a large part of which is made of plastic. Some do not hesitate to speak of a seventh continent.

Floating objects or microparticles, this plastic waste is deposited on the beaches, dispersed at sea, found on the seabed. What effects do they have on humans and their environment?

Global plastic production increases each year (299 million tonnes, or + 4% yearly increase), directly linked to the increase in population, with the consequence of increasing the amount of waste in the world. Why this success with plastic? Where is the world production of plastic? Nets, plastic shoes, tires are sometimes found in the ocean.

The history of plastics

Appeared in the 1950s, plastics, these plural materials, respond to multiple uses and are today essential to humans’ lives. Because of their particular qualities, hygiene, resistance to shocks and temperature variations, ease of shaping and rot-proof (a quality, but also a major defect), we come across them at every moment of our daily life, in particular in the form of packaging, which currently represents 66% of plastic waste.

World production of plastic bags exploded in the 1970s, reaching 4-5 trillion billion a year In the UK 16 billion bags were still distributed in 2000, with a spectacular drop of 90 since then, or 1 billion anyway!

Plastic waste ends up in sewers, rivers and then the sea. Neither collected nor recycled, most of the waste ends up on the path of sewers, rivers … pushed by rain, currents, winds … Land inputs thus represent 80% of the waste that arrives at sea.

Besides negligence, natural disasters (flood, tsunami, landslide of landfill along the coast …), accidents (following a loss of containers, 150 tonnes of industrial plastic pellets were found on the beaches of Hong Kong in July 2012), economic activity remains the main vector of this pollution (industries, urban and port activities, fishing areas, open dumps, tourism, etc.). For example, there has been a 75% increase in the volume of waste in the Mediterranean in summer near tourist areas. Plastic bottles, glass, containers: all kinds of plastics are found on our beaches.

As for marine litter, we note that it is mainly of maritime origin in the Atlantic (fishing and maritime transport zone) and terrestrial in the Mediterranean (tourism, urbanization). Six million tonnes of debris are discharged each year by ships (including containers, etc.). In the North Sea, 90% of the debris encountered is plastic packaging (bags, bottles).

Depending on their properties and thickness, this waste has various lifetimes: 1 to 5 years for nylon thread, 1 to 20 years for fine plastic packaging, up to 450 years for plastic bottles and 600 years for nylon fishing lines Industrial plastic granules or “tears of mermaids” can be found in white, amber, black, red colors on the beach of the Aquitaine coast (national nature reserve).

Macro and micro waste

Visible to the naked eye, plastic bottles and bags, pieces of polystyrene … constitute macro-waste which, under the effect of erosion and degradation (favored by light and oxygen), will eventually transform into microparticles (size less than 5 mm). There are many other sources of micro-waste such as small filaments from washing synthetic textiles.

The National Wildlife Laboratory found a set of plastic pieces removed from the stomach of a single northern fulmar, a seabird, during an autopsy.

Industrial waste represents only 10% and consists mainly of plastic granules intended for processing. These plastic pearls, micro-waste of half a centimeter in diameter, of various shapes and colors, which are found on all the seas of the globe, are nicknamed by Ifremer “the tears of the sirens”, in reference with pearl beads and multicolored pieces of glass eroded by the waves that used to be found on beaches.