Soil is our material link to the natural world. We depend on it for our food, for filtering our water, and for creating healthy biodiversity. Soil is a major pool of carbon as well, capable of acting as either a source or a sink. Soil contains the fossil fuels that drive climate change when extracted but when left underground, give us the chance to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change and reach our goal of a zero-emissions world.
Waste generation is a major factor when it comes to healthy soils. As our population increases so does the amount of waste. 2.12 Billion tonnes of waste is generated a year globally. In addition to the amount of waste we send to landfills there’s over 82,281 synthetic chemicals that enter into the environment every day and have a devastating effect on the ecosystems they get released in.
Environmental Energetics works with clients to reduce their environmental impact on the land by developing a comprehensive and effective waste management strategy that focuses on key areas for achieving a zero-waste business. Our team of professions works with clients to foster Public and Private-Partnership for waste management programs within the communities they operate in.
The water absorption properties of soil play a critical role in reducing pollution from chemicals in pesticides and other compounds that get into the ground. By not polluting and incorporating a strong environmental policy that focuses on reducing the impact on the environment from day to day operations, our clients have achieved requirement goals, compliance goals, and individual goals with reducing their overall waste generation and increasing their landfill diversion rate.
Effective Waste Management Strategies Include:
Upstream Purchasing– Products that are biodegradable/recyclable, packaging reduction, bult buying practices all contribute to reducing the environmental impact from human activity.
Downstream Waste Diversion– Sorting and processing of recyclable materials is critical in turning our waste into valuable resources.
Transportation– 2.2% of all global human-made emissions come from shipping and transporting goods, services and products around the world, consolidating this activity has lead to more efficiencies and less emissions.
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing– Following specific product criteria in relation to overall environmental impact through product life cycle analyses.
Sustainable Food Sourcing– Famines are driven by soil degradation, as poor farming practices lead to soil loss through erosion and leaching of nutrients from the soil it is important to source local produce from local farmers following organic growing methods.
No soil, no sustenance
In addition, Environmental Energetics offers management services for establishing company wide recycling programs, composting programs, waste sorting procedures, hazardous materials procedure, integrated pest management programs, and chemical FREE product criteria.