Most businesses, especially within a number of waste intensive industries, struggle with finding a way to deal with all the waste they produce in a safe and healthy fashion. It is important for industry leaders to take environmental waste management seriously, especially as consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Working with waste management companies is an affordable way to make sure your waste gets recycled or properly disposed of to satisfy potential consumers and adhere to industry regulations.
What is Environmental Waste Management?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmental waste as any unnecessary resource use or release of substances into the water, land or air that could harm human health or the environment. Environmental waste encompasses various types of waste, from construction scraps and demolition debris to tank residues, chemical or oil spills, air emissions and wastewater leaks. Environmental waste management is the process of handling and disposing of this waste safely.
Orlando Drum is involved in environmental waste management through our drum cleaning and recycling services. We pick up and receive used, empty, steel and plastic drums everyday, keeping them out of landfills and away from the public. These drums are either reconditioned and re-sold to be refilled or cleaned and turned into either steel or plastic scrap materials. This scrap material is transformed into a multitude of new products such as drain pipe, flower pots, and many other steel and plastic products.
Why Is Environmental Waste Management So Important?
As the population continues to expand, especially in urban areas, the amount of waste we produce gets bigger and bigger. All the waste produced through construction, manufacturing, and other major industries needs to go somewhere, and that is why businesses like Orlando Drum are a necessary part of the business ecosystem. Environmental waste management is necessary for several reasons, both ecological and health related, including:
- Preserving the environment
- Protecting public health
- Promoting safety
Why Steel Drums are the Most Environmentally Friendly Drum Option
When it comes to determining how eco-friendly a material is, one of the biggest considerations is whether the material is sustainable. Steel is the world’s most recycled product, with more steel recycled in any given year than all the other materials combined. This is why steel drums are the most environmentally friendly drum option for companies that need to use and discard a high quantity of drums every year. Recycled steel is just as durable as originally-sourced steel, so by using recycled steel drums from Orlando Drums you are saving money and getting a product just as good as a brand-new drum.
Contact Orlando Drum Today to Discuss Plastic and Steel Drum Recycling
Based in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Drum has been receiving, reconditioning, and reselling plastic and steel drums in the Southeastern United States for over 40 years. We are committed to our customers and the environment, and make sure that every drum meets current UN standards. If you are interested in steel drum recycling, need to purchase any of our environmental drums, or are interested in our pickup, delivery, or disposal services, contact us today.