SA Zero Waste Is Ready To Assist After The National Lockdown

As we are sure all of you feel the same, due to the lockdown, we are unable to carry out our passion for Waste Management and Spill response for the time being. As the National state of Lockdown was declared and as a matter of the safety of our employees, SA Zero Waste had to abide by the law. After the lockdown, we will be in full operation and ready to assist in any situation, whether it is waste management or spill response, we will be here for you.

Here is a reminder of the services we have to offer around Gauteng and Mpumalanga. As one of the leading waste management Companies In South Africa, sa zero waste strives to provide our clients with all the services they require:

-Non-hazardous waste removal and salvaging, reclamation and recycling
-Civil construction field (earthmoving and road surface rehabilitation)
-Mining rehabilitation of disturbed soil and the sustainable utilization of the land for agronomy purposes thereafter
-Supplying the relevant logistics and applicable infra-structure
-Composting and soil carbon sequestration and the amelioration of soil
-Improving a Company's carbon footprint

Waste Management Companies In South Africa it is important for us to constantly upgrade our Logistics and equipment, in order to apply to remove, process and transport all types of non-hazardous and hazardous waste, as well as registering certain waste products, as safe animal feed.

We have emergency spill response Vehicles, Fully equipped with large quantities of spill response Material and Equipment For Waste Disposal to handle any kind of Emergency Spill. sa zero waste have Forklifts, TLBs and Bobcats available on standby for any size load recovery anywhere in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and surrounding Areas, 24 hours a day. We have access to some of the most cost-effective techniques and products available in South Africa to restore any contaminated land back to its original state.

Our bioremediation products contain naturally occurring as well as added non-native microbiology. Contact us if you are looking for Equipment for Waste Disposal. sa zero waste - We do it as well as any other big company out there if not better, at a fraction of the cost.

Recycling Paper – Your First Step To Make A Difference

Thinking about the amount of paper we use on a daily basis, whether it is in the office, at school or at home, is often something we take for granted. But have we thought about the impact it has on the environment?

Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 26mᶟ of water, 2.3mᶟ of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil and 4,100-kilowatt hours of electricity. Recycling paper reduces the number of raw materials consumed on a daily basis. This means that fewer trees are being cut down for paper production. By recycling paper, you can contribute to this serious problem we are facing global warming and air pollution. Recycling paper constitutes a 74% reduction in gas emissions and a 35% reduction in water-polluting emissions.

Saves landfill space – Landfills are becoming overfull with little or no space for new waste. The aim is the reduction of the environmental impact of waste, during the manufacturing, converting /printing, collecting, sorting and recycling processes to ensure the optimal and environmentally sound recycling of used paper and board products. By recycling paper, you can contribute to improved air and water quality.

The process of paper Waste Recycling involves mixing used paper with water to break it down. It is then chopped up and heated, which breaks it down further into strands of cellulose, a type of organic plant material, this resulting mixture is called the pulp, or slurry. It is strained through screens, which remove any glue or plastic that may still be in the mixture then cleaned, de-inked, bleached, and mixed with water. Then it can be made into new paper. The same fibres can be recycled about seven times, but they get shorter every time and eventually are strained out.

SA Zero Waste is the company of choice when it comes to recycling paper and we can work in conjunction with companies, schools and hospitals that want to make a difference.

SA Zero Waste is registered and fully accredited with: The INSTITUTE of WASTE MANAGEMENT in SOUTHERN AFRICA (IWMSA) and as such, we are able to provide our clients with a Certificate of Compliance in terms of the relevant regulations and statutes, thereby ensuring that the respective company has followed all relevant legal protocols, incumbent upon them.

Phone sa zero waste for all your recycling needs. We are ready to assist.

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Improper Waste Disposal – The Effects On Human Life And The Environment

Waste management is the precise name for the collection, transportation, disposal or recycling and monitoring of waste. This term is assigned to the material, waste material that is produced through human being activity.

Improper waste disposal not only has an impact on humans but also on the environment. When waste disposal isn’t done correctly, it can affect the following:

Soil contamination – Soil contamination has a harmful effect on human health. It will increase the exposure to toxic and harmful chemicals thus increasing health threats to people living nearby and on the degraded land. Living, working or playing in the contaminated soil can lead to respiratory diseases, skin diseases, and other diseases.

Water contamination – The main problem caused by water pollution is that it kills organisms that depend on these water bodies. Dead fish, crabs, birds and sea gulls, dolphins, and many other animals often wind up on beaches, killed by pollutants in their habitat. Pollution disrupts the natural food chain as well.

Pollution – Pollution not only affects humans by destroying their respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological systems; it also affects the nature, plants, fruits, vegetables, rivers, ponds, forests, animals, etc, on which they are highly dependent for survival. 

Effect on global warming – The emission of greenhouse gases particularly CO2 is leading to global warming. Every other day new industries are being set up, new vehicles come on roads and trees are cut to make way for new homes. All of them, in a direct or indirect way, lead to an increase in CO2 in the environment. 

Improper waste disposal has severe effects on not only the environment but on our future in this country. Having an experienced and licenced professional waste disposal company, like sa zero waste will ensure that the sustainable execution of legal protocol, pertaining to Waste Management is done correctly.

SA Zero Waste offers any company a sustainable, compliant and cost-effective Integrated Waste Management proposal with regards to general and non-hazardous waste.

Phone sa zero waste for your sustainable, compliant and cost-effective waste disposal.

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What Is A Chemical Spill And Who Is Responsible For The Clean-Up?

A Chemical spill is defined as an uncontrolled release of a toxic chemical in liquid, solid or gas form. This is something that can happen anywhere. From your business premises up to the transportation or delivery of chemicals.

A minor chemical spill is a small confined spill that does not pose a tremendous hazard to your health. Minor chemical spills are easy to clean and decontaminate. Major chemical spills are more complex to clean and decontaminate.

In the event of a chemical spill, the individual who caused the spill is responsible for prompt and proper clean-up. Should it be a major chemical spill or the individual doesn’t have the necessary protective gear to clean up the spill, it’s time to call the experts in chemical spills, sa zero waste.

What type of protective gear is required when cleaning a chemical spill?

Not every spill requires the same level of personal protection. Chemical spill responders are trained to access the situation and then choose the protective gear necessary. There are different types of personal protective equipment:

Suits: Different types of suits are available for different types of situations. Some suits are reinforced with sealed seams to prevent vapours from penetrating the suit. Other suites available also have sealed seams but are not vapour tight but offer a high level of protection.
Gloves: Gloves are used to protect the hands of the individual cleaning the spill from punctures, chemicals and heat or cold.
Goggles or face shields: This is used to protect the eyes and face from chemicals that might splash onto the face as well as dust or particles that might be airborne.
Respirators: Respirators are used for respiratory protection from harmful vapours, fumes and dust. As with protective suits, there are also different respirators available that offers different levels of protection.
Boots: These boots are designed to protect the worker's feet from exposure to the chemicals and abrasive surfaces or debris.
Turnout gear: This type of gear is used by firefighters to protect the skin from extreme heat conditions.

There are many precautions that need to be adhered to when cleaning a major chemical spill. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) aims to protect the health and safety of all employees in the workplace.

SA Zero Waste has trained employees and we are registered and fully accredited with the “Institute of Waste Management” in Southern Africa (IWMSA). Our employees undergo continuous training to ensure their safety as well as the safety of the people around them when it comes to a spill.

At sa zero waste our trucks are equipped with large quantities of spill containment and absorption products to stop the spill source and contain the spill to prevent further contamination. We have some of the best Bio-Remediation products and techniques available on the market to keep the cost to a minimum with all environmental pollution cases.

Phone sa zero waste today to clean your chemical spills.

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What Are Bioremediation Products And What Are They Used For?

Bioremediation is a process used to treat contaminated media, including water, soil and subsurface material, by altering environmental conditions to stimulate growth of microorganisms and degrade the target pollutants.

Therefore, sa zero waste believes in using bioremediation products that contain natural occurring as well as added non-native microbiology. Bioremediation works by providing these pollution-eating organisms with fertilizer, oxygen, and other conditions that encourage their rapid growth. These organisms would then be able to break down the organic pollutant at a correspondingly faster rate. Therefore, bioremediation is used to help clean up oil spills.

Bioremediation has been successfully used to clean up pollutants including crude oil, gasoline, pesticides, sewage, and chlorinated solvents used in cleaning supplies. The benefits of bioremediation include less disruption of the contaminated environment when compared to other clean - up methods.

Bioremediation can help to reduce and remove the pollution we produce, to provide clean water, air and healthy soils for future generations

Still having doubts on which spill response team to contact? Don’t hesitate. Phone sa zero waste today for your spill clean-ups.

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