Managing Waste in the Most Remote Regions of the World

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REMOTENESS…for some the dream, for others despair. For mining and oil companies it’s a commonly faced obstacle in the way of their waste management strategies. It is easy for people to forget their own morals when no one is looking, to not care about leaving waste with no one around. As the world’s population grows, remote locations become fewer and those small areas of untouched earth should be treasured for their beauty and their distance from society. They are the remaining realms of what stood before us untainted and pristine.

So what is this blog about? It’s about responsibility and preservation, it’s about leaving the land unspoilt following exploration of the area for earth minerals and oils from under the surface.

It is ultimately not this process that is worrying, as we benefit from these resources to help us with our daily lives but it is the condition of these places after work has come to an end that is potentially damaging from an environmental standpoint.

Some companies ignore their environmental responsibilities altogether and dump their waste, others fulfil their legal obligations and trade it with local communities who simply don’t have the infrastructure to deal with it sustainably. Most of the large mining and oil companies are on board with the “leave no trace” scheme, which promotes conservation, the environment and consideration of the surrounding flora and fauna. Having a mobile incineration unit on-site is one way to address this challenge.

leave no trace

Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics consisting of seven key principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave only what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of others

One of the easiest steps in delivering a ‘Leave no Trace’ policy is on-site incineration, this is ultimately the most cost-effective way a business can deal with their waste in remote locations.

Incineration is a thermo-decomposition process in which waste stream components are ionized into harmless elements at a higher temperature in the presence of oxygen…or in simpler terms, it is when waste is burnt to leave nothing more than ash. The remaining ash is approx. 3-5% by volume of the input waste and can be reused and mixed into concrete or asphalt to pave roads.

Incineration is a step in the right direction for all businesses in terms of operating within local guidelines, making the world safer and more importantly, a better place to live in.

This principle is so easy to achieve and obtainable with our containerised incinerators. Containerised units are extremely portable and critically very secure when not being used, two factors that are essential in remote locations.

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Inciner8 containerised incinerator for the United Nations

Inciner8 containerised models

We supply a wide range of incinerator models, all of which can be fitted into ISO standard containers meaning that your ideal solution is just one shipment away at any time. The biggest advantage of containerised units is that they totally self-contained and fully portable meaning they can be quickly moved to where they are needed the most with minimal site preparation.

For most businesses within the mining and oil industries, this is an invaluable feature and one that truly is a game-changer within waste management. If you think this will change your businesses for the better and help our planet in the process then visit our Mobile Incinerators page for more information on a wide range of mobile incinerator options.

containerised incinerator

With a wealth of custom features and configurable options available, our experienced sales team are available to discuss your application and advise the best solutions to suite your needs. All of our products are British-made to the highest standards at our facilities in Southport so you can rest assured that you are getting the perfect solution manufactured to the highest quality.

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