What are your home rubbish removal methods? The toy industry is massive and so far, shows no signs of slowing down.
Plastic toys are an inexpensive favourite of many households. However, they have short life-spans. Plastic toys are also quite impossible to recycle, making them essentially destined for landfills.
If you’re an environmental enthusiast and are worried about the impact of plastic toys in landfills, then you should give Clearabee a call.
What is Clearabee?
Clearabee is a leading rubbish removal company in the UK.
How does Clearabee work?
Clearabee deals in all sorts of waste sizes and loads. All you have to do is book an attendance which can be done online or giving them a call. It’s the most popular service is the man-rubbish removal service. Man and van removal clearances are flexible and will take waste from almost anywhere.
They provide skip bags which usually arrive through the post. The dustmen remove the bags by hand so you can place the bag almost anywhere. Clearabee accepts all major credit and debit cards but unfortunately does not accept cash.
Do you need kerb and kerbside pickup and delivery? Just call Clearabee and roll your wheelie bins out. The company recycles almost everything it collects, with a landfill diversion rate of 90%. This includes accumulating plastic items and toys.
How toys end up in landfills
Many homes and landfills are bursting at the seams with toys. These plastic toys usually have a lifetime of a few days or weeks. They usually end up in the dustbin in their first few weeks. And while even pricier toys have a longer life-span, they can’t be recycled either.
Plastic toys pose other challenges that make recycling more difficult. The toys are composed of other materials too, such as metals that can’t be separated.
How to keep toys out of landfills
Environmental specialists advise on the use of durable materials in toy manufacturing. Some materials that are considered more feasible options to plastic include wood, cotton, and natural rubber. Such toys can be passed from one generation to the next.
This reduces the negative impact plastics have on the environment. Other specialists have suggested the use of circular economy in managing plastic toys. Instead of getting caught up in a buy-discard cycle, teach your children the importance of sharing toys.
This may reduce the household’s average consumption of plastic toys.
Going for quality over quantity is a relatively ideal solution. Unfortunately, even the pricier toys pose a challenge in the rubbish removal process.
The environmental impacts of plastic toys
- Toys are designed to be short-lived and are easily broken. They are discarded soon after purchase and replaced almost immediately.
- Toys are made from plastic, and unlike other plastic products like soda bottles, they can’t be recycled.
- Many modern toys rely on batteries to run. 90% of these batteries end up in landfills posing an environmental concern by themselves. This is because batteries contain heavy metals which leach into the environment.
- Plastic toys manufacturing has led to the emission of excess carbon dioxide and methane gas that contribute to climate change. Exposure to high levels of methane can cause serious health issues.
Hurry and call Clearabee for quick rubbish removal services!
Clearabee will assess your waste and decide whether it is suitable for recycling. Garbage lorries are then directed to the most appropriate disposal location. An appropriate waste transfer station will be chosen, often achieving 90% landfill diversion.