Disaster cleaning

A new life for waste after natural disasters

We cannot prevent natural disasters. But we can keep a cool head and ensure that the clean-up work focuses on recycling the materials.

We need to have a plan

Today, extreme weather causes natural disasters that have an impact on 𝗮 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿. Typically, only the most severe disasters make their way into our media, and as soon as the spectacular images of devastation become yesterday’s news, we almost forget about them again – and the survivors are left with a lengthy clean-up.

According to the British relief and development organisation Oxfam, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀. Sadly, the indications are that the number will only continue to grow in the future.

We should all prepare ourselves thoroughly for that scenario.

Sorting waste is the only way forward

𝗛𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀, 𝘁𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 eruptions can raze an area and leave immeasurable piles of waste within moments.
The bad news is that all statistics point to a 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 – not least as a consequence of global warming.
The good news is that 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺; both in terms of predicting them, so that people can get out of the way in time – and in terms of cleaning up after them.

The setup is in place

“At a time when the green transition is really gaining global ground in the industrial sector and in individual households, we cannot afford to relax our efforts when it comes to natural disasters. In particular, there is a lot at stake for the environment. Luckily, we are met with a great understanding of the circular approach from customers who use our machines for clean-up operations.”

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