Environmental Issues

Waste management is seen as an essential service to help mantain our high quality of life within the UK. Environmental protection lies at the forefront of the waste mangement business and is the reason it exists. Cranfield’s main environmental aims are to maxmise efficient use of resources through re-use, recycling and recovery where economically and environmentally beneficial and also minising all waste to landfill where possible helping to protect the environment.

Benefits of Recycling

As the demand for paper has increased, more timber has been needed to meet the demand for wood pulp. In some cases this has ment the loss of valuable wildlife habitats and ecosystems, as old forests have been replaced by managed plantations, usually of fast-growing conifers. The lack of tree species diversity in managed forests has a direct impact on the biodiversity of the whole forest. By using waste paper to product new paper disposal problems are reduced.