Incineration and sustainability in the remote regions of the world

Containerised Incinerator in the hills of China

The middle of nowhere, for some the dream, for other’s 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 morale’s when no one is looking, to not care about leaving waste with no one around. Remote locations are the last bits of untouched earth we as a population have, they 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 discussion about? It is about responsibility and preservation, it is about leaving the land unspoilt after 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 just leave their waste altogether, others leave it with small communities that simply don’t have the infrastructure to deal with it sustainably. A lot of mining and oil companies are on board with the leave no trace scheme, which is essentially a way of promoting conservation in the outdoors. 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:

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  1. plan ahead and prepare,
  2. travel and camp on durable surfaces,
  3. dispose of waste properly,
  4. leave what you find,
  5. minimize campfire impacts,
  6. respect wildlife,
  7. be considerate of other people and communities.

Please visit https://lnt.org/ for more information regarding ‘Leave No Trace’

One of the easiest steps in delivering a ‘Leave no Trace’ policy is on-site incineration, this is ultimately the best way companies can deal with their waste when in remote locations. As you are probably well aware, incineration is a thermo-decomposition process where the components present in the waste stream are ionized into harmless elements at a higher temperature in the presence of oxygen, or in simpler terms it is when waste is heated up so that it burns to leave nothing more than ash as its remains. The ash left behind is roughly 3-10% of the original matter and if all that is incinerated is organic matter then it is all completely inert and safe to be disposed of in a number of useful ways.

Incineration is a definite step in the right direction so all businesses can operate within local guidelines, making the world a safer and more importantly, better place to live in. The great news is that this principle is so easy to achieve and obtainable with Containerised Incinerators, there is now simply no excuse to leave traces of your existence once you have left an area of exploration. Containerised units are extremely portable and critically very secure when not being used, two factors that are essential in remote location use.

UN shipment being fitted to the back on a transporter ready for dispatch
Inciner8 containerised incinerator for the United Nations (2020)

Inciner8 containerised models

We supply a wide range of incinerator models that 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 the ability to simply and quickly move them to where they are needed most and being able to constantly move from location to location as desired.

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 and detailed descriptions of each part.

With a wealth of custom features and configurable options available our trained staff will discuss your needs and give you the best solutions to your problems. Our incinerators are all British made and manufactured on-site in Merseyside, UK so you know you are not only getting the perfect solution but the best in manufacturing and a product that will stand the test of time and move with you wherever you need it to go!

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