In late March, 2015, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson took a trip to China to spearhead a trade mission that would span two weeks. He would also head from China to the Local Governments for Sustainability Conference in Seoul, Korea. The Edmonton Journal reports that the purpose of the trip is to potentially market the city’s knowledge of waste management to China, since Iveson says that there are great opportunities for the city in Chinese markets.
Waste Management in Edmonton
The city of Edmonton is a leader in waste management. There are several organizations, both profit and non-profit, who are dedicated to performing waste management that exceeds standards for environmental concerns. Many establishments offer services for junk removal in Edmonton. They also work with the government to educate people on proper garbage collection, recycling, reusing and other activities that are helpful for waste management. The organizations also carry out programs including integrated processing and transfer, waste to biofuels, composting, e-waste recycling, gas recovery and the like.
Waste management is one of the most important parts of environmental preservation. Without proper care, garbage from human activity accumulates faster than what the planet can keep up with. First of all, landfill sites and resources are limited. If humans just keep dumping their waste at will, they will soon run out of space. Moreover, waste and garbage contribute greatly to water and air pollution if left out in the open. Gases produced by the rot are not only foul-smelling, but also harmful to human health. Waste is also a breeding ground for microorganisms that can seep into the water and cause diseases.
Conforming to Policies and Standards
With this attention to proper waste management, professional Edmonton junk removal, waste collection, and similar industries have to conform to numerous strict standards and policies. Furthermore, efforts continue towards making waste collection, recycling, and treatment processes more cost-effective.
To this end, companies like Bins by Jo Ltd. make it a priority to ensure they pass standards set by both the area of operation and the corresponding landfill. Services are made affordable for commercial and industrial applications as more efficient and cost-effective methods are devised by the relevant regulation bodies.
(Source: Iveson heads to China for two-week trade mission, Edmonton Journal, Mar. 27, 2015)