Crude oil is a green product
There is only one problem in that it takes time for it to self-destruct and during that time animals and vegetation will ingest the toxins and perish. Refineries turn crude into a totally non-green product by pasteurizing the crude (killing the microbes that will eat up the oil) and create many different sterile hydro- carbon products.
When refined hydrocarbons are poured on the ground or disposed of in an improper fashion the oil coats the soil and renders the microbes attached to that soil useless. The oil continues to migrate as it travels with ground water, eventually gets below the oxygen level in the soil.
At this level no break down will occur and the oil continues its journey to the water table and contaminated it
Crude Oil is returned to a Green Product when combined with Peat Sorb. The earth giving back to the earth. Peat Sorb captures oil, (any hydrocarbon), introduces oxy- gen to the mix, and when mixed with healthy soil it creates an environment where the microbes in the soil can migrate into the Peat Sorb and have the time and the right environment to break the oil down. Some of the by-products of the break- downs are fertilizer and vegetation is the benefactor.
Peat SorbTM Absorbs on Contact on Land or in Water. Also see our website for a demonstration of how Peat Sorb works.
Peat Sorb can be incinerated or disposed of in land-fills. Dispose according to regulations in force at the spill location. Contact local authorities for advice and instructions. Save energy by using your used Peat Sorb as a source of fuel for burning!
It will contribute about 15,500 BTU’s per lb. & it will assist in the incineration of absorbed oils.
OBLIGATIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENTS
One of the most important lessons we have learned in recent decades is that we are polluting and depleting our limited natural resources at an unacceptably high rate. Our excessive use of fossil fuels not only deprives future generations of them but also causes possibly irreversible pollution problems, such as global warning. Everyone -government, businesses, and individuals- must work to preserve the environment to ensure the survival not only of our own species but also of the other species with which we share the planet.
But what does this
have to do with you ?
In your daily work, you probably do not cause pollution or deplete the environment in any extraordinary way. Yet you will often know how your organization’s actions affect the environment. For example, if you work for a manufacturing company, you might be aware of the environmental effects of making of using your company’s products. Or you might help write an environmental impact statement.
As communicators, we should treat every actual or potential occurrence of environmental damage seriously. We should alert our supervisors to the situation and work with them to try to reduce the damage. The difficulty, of course, is that protecting the environment can be expensive.
Clean fuels usually cost more than dirty ones. Disposing of hazardous waste properly costs more (in the short run) than merely dumping it. Organizations that want to reduce costs may be tempted to cut corners on environmental protection.