Green issues

Renewable and non-renewable energy

Most people have a picture of what renewable energy sources are and what they can offer us. The majority of people are also very aware of the impact that non renewable energy is having on the environment. The adage of reduce, reuse, recycle is usually recited today by adults and children alike. We have begun to see an increase in the reduction of waste and consumption of energy and the recycling and reuse of products we use. It is time to see an increase, however, in the use of renewable energy.

The most well known type of all renewable energy is the sun. Solar power is simply borrowing the sun’s energy as it shines, exploiting what it is already offering us. In order to gather its energy, solar cells are placed atop a structure to gather energy from the sun, which is then converted to electricity. The amount of solar power available on any day relies on the quantity of sunlight available on that particular day. This type of energy is entirely dependent on the weather and the time of day. Of course, the lowest supply of solar energy will be gathered during the winter and the greatest supply of solar energy will be gathered during the summer. On days where the need for electricity exceeds what solar energy is available, electrical power can kick in.

Wind energy

Wind is one form of renewable energy that changes with the weather. In order to amass this type of energy, large turbines and windmills are placed in open spaces, often in the highest places available. Some turbines and windmills are small enough to set up in your backyard.

71% of the Earth is water and yet hydropower, as it is known, is underused. This may be partly due to the fact that it is the most expensive type of all renewable energy. The high cost of this energy source is mirrored in its usage in the United States. Only 7% of the total energy created is contributed by hydropower.

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Passion for recycling

We are a company formed by people with enthusiasm for recycling. We work alongside regional authorities and businesses to help reduce the amount of material going into landfill. We achieve this by offering well-managed operations that continually push the boundaries on the range of materials that can be recycled. We have an experienced team who look at a wide range of requirements to assess how we can provide innovative and sustainable solutions, for both service delivery and material processing.

By building a good working relationship with the customer we aim to explore achievable ways of integrating our services into existing operations and consequently can realistically raise expectations and targets. This is often achieved by auditing the waste generated and then looking at the entire process chain. Education is often the key to helping reduce consumption and improving recycling and re-use.

We use accurate information

We recognise the importance of data and accurate environmental information and will always provide this to assist our customers in fulfilling their statutory requirements and operational planning. Any service or solution we provide will aim to fit seamlessly into the local community.

We aim to help customers to surpass the targets set by central government. It is only by all parties working together with the same objectives that this can be achieved. We strongly believe that the old fashioned client / contractor adversarial relationship does not offer the best environment for increased recycling. By working with our customers to understand their needs and interpret them in our own unique way, we build a relationship where all parties achieve their own individual goals.

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