Importance of Sustainable Management of Demolition WasteBlog | December 17th, 2019
The work carried out through demolition can involve a lot of waste and debris. In a typical passion, demolition contractors usually collect and bring in demolition waste and put them straight to landfills. There, the waste will just wait to be decomposed naturally. So, imagine putting up a lot of non-biodegradable debris from the demolition waste, it would certainly add to the long list of pollutants in the ecosystem.
Backed up by numerous studies and researches, demolition companies have started to go green and managed demolition waste in different ways. More sustainably, companies have included added services so that they can provide clients with a more effective way of managing waste materials. Aside from being one with nature, sustainable management of demolition waste has several benefits that can be helpful for any demolition works.
Reduced Overall Costing
One of the benefits of sustainable management of demolition waste is the decrease in material and disposal costing. With sustainability in mind, contractors will do the best to generate less waste than traditional demolition works. The materials and equipment used for sustainable demolition are also reduced since they don’t need to bring some of them in. Improved recovery practices for the wastes and debris also make the costing reduced significantly.
The reduced costing also comes in the transportation cost. Since less waste is now delivered to landfill, the need to hire a lot of trucks is lessened.
Lowered Carbon Dioxide Emissions
And since wastes are now reduced thanks to improved recovery practices, all pieces of equipment used for the whole demolition process are also reduced. The reduction of equipment used equates to a lower emission of carbon dioxide to the air. Carbon dioxide contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer, a special layer that protects the planet from harmful elements from the sun. The reduction of waste being disposed of also contributes to the lower emission of harmful elements to the environment.
Created Employment Opportunities
Sustainable demolition works involve the process of recycling, which makes the demolition contractors employ firms and people to recycle demolition waste. Once the number of demolition contractors who go green increases, there will be a demand for people who will be working in recycling industries. Aside from helping the environment, it can also help people who need employment opportunities.
Conserve Landfill Space
The involvement of recycling in the sustainable management of demolition waste means that demolition contractors don’t have to rely on landfills to eradicate waste. Sustainability works alongside with recycling, which means that demolition works don’t have to dump all their waste into a huge landfill and wait for these wastes to breakdown on their own. The reduction of wastes being dumped on landfills makes it viable for nature to recover from tons of pollutants that destroy the ecological balance of all things.
Sustainable management of demolition waste is very important to the environment since nature has been fighting back what humanity has been giving to it ever since. Even in just a small way, demolition contractors, as well as their clients, are now helping get rid of elements that pollute the planet for a long time. Luckily, being green is now within your reach with us at SIMCAT Demolitions. Just contact us if you want to know more about the sustainable management of demolition waste.
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