Non-Hazardous Waste Collection and Separation
Ardam Group has fulfilled the necessary conditions within the scope of the legislation related to our facility where non-hazardous wastes are collected and separated and provides Non-Hazardous Waste Collection and Separation services by completing the license process.
Non-hazardous wastes generally include wastes that do not cause any harm to human health and the environment. These are generally wastes that have expired, plastic cables that have completed their useful life, etc. are waste. Non-hazardous waste temporary storage areas differ slightly compared to hazardous waste storage areas. These differences arise in terms of security. A high level of protection security is not required as they do not cause any harm to human health, the environment or the ecological balance.
Some examples of non-hazardous waste are given below;
- Textile fabric waste
- Organic waste
- Paper waste that cannot be recycled
- Non-recyclable plastic waste
Definition of Waste:
Non-standard products, products that have expired, substances that have deteriorated in quality or been exposed to misuse (contaminated substances), substances that have been contaminated or polluted as a result of activities (cleaning process wastes, packaging wastes), unused parts ( waste batteries and catalysts), substances that cannot perform usefully (contaminated acids), industrial process residues (distillation wastes), process residues used for the purpose of preventing pollution (washing sludge, filter dust, used filters), surface treatment residues (lathe wastes and similar) ), raw material processing residues (oil slops, mining, etc.), depreciated substances (oil contaminated with PCBs), substances prohibited by the laws of the exporting country, substances brought for reuse or recovery, contaminated area substances arising from improvement works.
Substances that do not belong to the above-mentioned categories but are considered as waste by the manufacturer or exporter, production wastes not mentioned above, are defined as waste. Wastes are classified by waste codes (EWC) according to their types. These codes are used in the waste declaration, transportation, storage, recycling, recovery and disposal processes of wastes.
In This Way, We Protect Our Natural Resources By Recycling
Our natural resources are decreasing day by day due to the increase in the world population and the change in consumption habits. For this reason, it is necessary to use natural resources efficiently by reducing material consumption and recycling recyclable wastes. Forests, water, oil etc. As a result of using our natural resources in the production process, glass, metal, plastic and paper/cardboard packages are obtained. Recycled materials are used as secondary raw materials in the production phase of various products, as a result of packaging put on the market to be waste, separated according to their types and sent to the recycling industry. Thus, our natural resources are used less, contributing to nature. E.g; As a result of recycling 1 ton of paper, 17 trees are prevented from being cut down. As a result of recycling plastic packaging waste, oil savings can be achieved. For every ton of glass converted, 100 liters of oil are saved.
We Save Energy
Recycling saves energy by reducing the number of industrial processes in material production. E.g; Since these metals are directly melted and converted into new products in the recycling process of metal beverage cans, production can be carried out without the need for the ore used for the production of these metals and the purification of this ore. In this way, 95% energy savings can be achieved from recycling an aluminum can, compared to obtaining products from raw materials. Similarly, the energy required to reprocess the paper separated in solid waste is 50% of that required for normal operations. In addition, 45% water savings are achieved. Likewise, significant energy savings can be achieved by recycling glass and plastic waste.
Provides Plus Contribution to the Economy
Recycling is a productive economic investment in the long run. Economic problems may arise as a result of the decrease in raw materials and the rapid depletion of natural resources. At this point, recycling can have positive effects on the economy. Reducing the consumption of energy and natural resources is also of great importance for the country's economy. In addition, as a result of the decrease in the consumption of raw materials such as oil, which we are dependent on, our money stays in the country and our economy is getting better. By selling our products, such as synthetic fiber produced as a result of recycling, abroad, foreign currency inflows are provided to our country.
Amount of Waste to be Generated in the Environment is Minimized
With the implementation of recycling, the amount of waste going to garbage can be reduced. Less space and energy is used for the transportation and storage of these wastes. While the approximate density of household waste is 0.6 kg/m3, it is seen that the density of packaging waste is about 0.3 kg/m3. Although this reduction is not high in weight for domestic wastes, it constitutes a very significant ratio in terms of volume. While domestic wastes can be compressed at a rate of about 75-80% in the collection operations, it has been determined that this rate is about 25% in packaging wastes. With the recycling of packaging waste, more household waste can be collected in collection vehicles, and in this case, collection and transportation costs are reduced. Storage areas built with very high costs can be used for longer periods of time, as they will go to landfills less often.
It is an Investment for Future Generations
The efficient use of the natural resources provided to us by the world we live on is important so that future generations do not suffer from resource shortages. How economically we use the natural resources of this world; the next generations will experience less resource shortages and future generations will have the opportunity to benefit from natural resources. In addition, the recycling sector in our country is developing day by day. This development will enable the establishment of new facilities and the creation of new job opportunities.
What is Recycling?
Recycling is the recycling of wastes that can be reused and converted into secondary raw materials through various physical and/or chemical processes and included in the production process. In other words, it can be defined as the recycling of recyclable waste materials, which are not used in any way, to the manufacturing processes as raw materials with various recycling methods.
Importance of Recycling
- It ensures the protection of our natural resources.
- It helps us save energy.
- It provides convenience in garbage operations by reducing the amount of waste.
- Recycling helps us invest in the future and the economy.
Legal Legislation in Recycling
- Recycling in our country; It is regulated by the Environmental Law and the regulations issued pursuant to this law.