The European commission recently announced that using landfill for recyclable rubbish will be prohibited by 2025. They also planned on cutting food waste by 30% by the same time. Global warming and pollution is an issue that is ever growing, finding new alternatives that can ease the strain on the environment as well as reducing the carbon emissions is a measure that needs to be taken. As one of the leading house clearance companies in the South of England, we delve into the current climate issues and how governments can contribute towards a greener future.
Countering Food Waste & Leftovers
Half of the food produced every year is thrown away, new technology may be able to change this. Turning wasted food into energy and biofuel is already available on a small scale around the world. Even though it currently exists, it’s not currently viable or effective enough to handle all waste. The global market for turning rubbish into power is already worth over 30 billion pounds. Whilst most of the waste converted into biofuels and energy is done through thermal technologies, biological practices could be advantageous.
Reducing Carbon Emissions & Greenhouse Gas
Arguably one of the most important factors that needs addressing within climate change is carbon emissions and the production of greenhouse gases. The primary cause of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases being produced is largely due to deforestation alongside the combustion of fuels like coal, oils and natural gases. Net zero involves cutting greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible. Net zero has been put in place to stop the planet’s temperature from rising to rates that are potentially irreversible. The Paris agreement stated that emissions must be reduced to 45% by 2030 and 0% by 2050.
Recycling is a beneficial practice that has already become a common part of people’s lives worldwide. Whilst it’s working, there is still plastic being wasted and produced daily. However, most plastics can only be recycled once or twice before they are discarded or incinerated. Only 9% of all plastic produced has been recycled into new something new. Even though plastic is a fantastic material, it has caused and continues to cause detrimental effects on the environment. Scientists are currently looking at degradable alternatives to plastic, or methods that can transform produced plastics back into oils.
Greenleaf Clearance – How House Clearance Companies Can Help You
If you are currently planning on moving or simply looking to get rid of clutter and waste around your home, Greenleaf Clearance may be able to help you as one of the leading house clearance companies. Our expert team has 10 lorries on standby, ready to arrive on site and collect your waste for transportation and disposal. We always go the extra mile to categorise and dispose of certain materials separately. If you would like to find out more give us a call on 07884 082 197, or fill out a contact form here.