As an owner of a day spa salon it is your responsibility to recycle hazardous materials in the correct manner. In particular aerosol cans… What are cresol cans and how can they be recycled correctly? Why do we have a responsibility to look after our environment? As an owner of a day spa salon why should you feel proud that you are making a difference to contributing to a better future?
It should be noted that aerosol cans are not limited to spa salon products. In general, these cans are used to store and dispense a wide variety of liquid products including deodorants and hair spray to cooking oil and whipped cream, and even medicines. It has been growing in popularity with Australians purchasing more than 250 million aerosol cans each year. As such, one will not be finding any shortage of aerosol cans any time soon when they for them over the market. The problem however is how these cans are disposed in the present.
It should be noted that the physical structure of aerosol cans is comprised of steel and aluminium and both of these can be recycled. Furthermore in Australia, aerosol recycling is well-established which contributes in reducing landfill waste while at the same time reduces greenhouse emissions. With that being said, a number of people don’t dispose their aerosol cans properly throwing them away like regular waste. Others get rid of their aerosol cans right away with fears of having them explode. There is however a correct way to effectively get rid of aerosol cans and this is by recycling them.
The first step is to find local council recycling centers that accepts aerosol cans for disposal. After you’ve gathered them, you can place your used aerosols in your metals recycling bin. One advantage of both aluminium and steel used in aerosol cans is that these materials can be infinitely recycled without degrading. As a result, these items can be recycled time and time again which helps reduce the use of valuable resources.
Before you decide to dispose of your aerosol cans, make sure that these are empty. However, if you are uncertain if they are empty or not, do not attempt to pierce or squash them. This is because their contents are highly pressurized and is capable of explosion if heated or otherwise mishandled. In addition, empty cans have a tendency to contain remnants of its original content. As such, avoid puncturing aerosol cans at any costs and let a certified recycler handle these cans on their own. What you can do however, is to remove any plastic parts like lids if possible to ensure fast and seamless disposal.
We do have a responsibility to look after our environment especially if we want to preserve them for our future generation. For day spa salon owners, waste management and recycling oftentimes result to a positive feedback coming from the community and this in turn helps contribute in drawing further interest and attention to your salon.