Waste Management

ICONS takes Waste management to its next generation.

Waste management is normally known as the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing and monitoring of waste materials. We are referring to materials normally produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics.

At ICONS we integrate Waste management practices with resource recovery which focuses on delaying the rate of consumption of natural resources by segregating and recovering materials such as metals, glass, paper, etc.

Our Waste management practices are perfectly aligned with the currently evolving worldwide trend towards sustainable development, diversion from landfills and 4R’s:

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Recover

We feel that we are now located at that point in time where nature is in our hands.  It’s called a “Tipping point”.  It is up to us, and only us, to decide on the future of our planet.  It is up to us to create an environment that we would feel good about passing to our children.

The standard waste management process treats all materials as a single class, whether solid, liquid, gaseous or radiocative substances. At ICONS we endeavour  to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of each through different methods.

Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural, and for residential and industrial producers.

We assist local Government Authorities in the management of non-hazardous  “residential waste and institutional waste in metropolitan areas” by consulting and providing turn key solutions that take into account prospected growth and trends for permanent fixes.

We also assist the generators of non-hazardous “commercial and industrial” waste in thier management and disposal with the same approach.

As an alternative to known standard practices we privilege an integrated waste management system with a minimal environmental impact, that from the fraction of non segregated waste, recovers recyclable waste, reducing therefore also the overall volumes of waste to be disposed of with the objective of reducing waste generation to ZERO!

We avail of cutting edge and most modern technologies for:

  • reducing the total of non segregated waste (that would normally be disposed of in a landfill);
  • reducing the quota of treated waste to be normally disposed of by an incinerator;
  • reducing the quantity of “compost” of inferior quality, and finally;
  • maximizing the quantity of recyclable materials.

The above technological solutions can all be seen in operation in working installations engaged in resolving the waste disposal problems of the communities that have chosen an envronmentally friendly approach.