"kmG is always looking for environmentally effective methods when dealing with all refuse matters. Recycling centers properly utilize recyclable materials so that they can eliminate the use of our natural resources, by reusing them or manufacturing them into various sources of energy.
kmG's Green Principles:
Waste prevention, or "source reduction," means consuming and throwing away less. It includes:
- purchasing durable, long-lasting goods
- seeking products and packaging that are as free of toxics as possible
- redesigning products to use less raw material in production, have a longer life, or be used again after its original use
Source reduction actually prevents the generation of waste in the first place, so it is the most preferred method of waste management and goes a long way toward protecting the environment.
Reusing items—by repairing them, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them -- also reduces waste. Reusing products, when possible, is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products. Recycling is one of the best environmental success stories of the late 20th century.
Recycling, including composting, diverted 82 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2006, up from 34 million tons in 1990. By 2006, about 8,660 curbside collection programs served roughly half of the American population. Curbside programs, along with drop-off and buy-back centers, resulted in a diversion of about 32 percent of the nation's solid waste in 2005.
A waste treatment technology that involves the combustion of organic materials and/or substances. Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into incinerator bottom ash, flue gases, particulates, and heat, which can in turn be used to generate electric power. The flue gases are cleaned for pollutants before they are dispersed in the atmosphere
We are now able to offer food composting to our restaurant and hotel clientele. This “hot” new way to enhance your recycling program takes food waste from your location and transports to a nearby composting facility. Not only is this cost effective for our clients, it is the latest addition to our kmGreen initiative.
Some Recycling Facts...
- Recycling is good for our economy – recycling has created $37 billion in payroll annual salaries.
- Recycling benefits the air and water by creating a net reduction in ten major categories of air pollutants and eight major categories of water pollutants.
- Manufacturing with recycled materials, saves energy and water and produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.
- Recycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water, and minerals.
- Recycling prevents habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion associated with logging and mining.