Why do we need to recycle cardboards? Why not just dump them at the landfills and let them rot back to their organic origins? Well, there are a number of reasons why we need and indeed should recycle cardboard boxes and pieces; but probably the easiest answer to that question is simply because we can. However, conserving the environment while preserving our natural resources, cutting down on carbon emissions, saving money through reuse of resources and so on also form good arguments as to why we should recycle.
How does it help?
Recycling of waste cardboards helps reduce the load on our forests which forms the main source of raw materials needed to manufacture cardboards. Recycling also helps in reducing the volumes of waste that have to end up in landfills, which are filling up everywhere. When the already manufactured cardboards are reprocessed back to either new cardboard boxes or other useful products, it means that some parts of the original manufacturing processes are left out, and that results into savings in terms of energy and resources.
What role do cardboard balers play?
Cardboard balers are designed to compact the waste cardboard pieces down to convenient bales which are easier to handle, store and haul since they now take up less space. The recycling balers come in several forms and sizes meant to suit different business and non-business environments. They range from the large and medium sized fixed balers to the smaller and portable units. A cardboard baler machine will essentially come in two basic modes of operation and setup, and these are vertical and horizontal.
A cardboard baler takes the whole recycling process a step further by streamlining the cardboard waste processing routines, automating the compacting procedures, facilitating easier handling and storage of the waste and reducing costs involved in transportation of that waste to a recycling plant. With baler equipment installed at your premises, you are essentially performing the initial steps of recycling the waste which is also good for the recycling plant.
What are the benefits of recycling cardboard boxes?
Cardboard boxes and their inserts are the number one packaging and shipping material. It is therefore not surprising to have their waste in abundance. As mentioned above, recycling is generally good for the environment and thus good for every soul on the planet. That aside, recycling of cardboard waste will actually go towards increasing your revenues as an individual.
How can revenue be generated?
The economic benefits of recycling cardboards come in several ways both for the recycling company and for individual businesses and organizations that decide to play an active role in that recycling. By installing a light duty baler for the smaller businesses or an industrial baler for those big companies, industries and institutions, economic growth and revenue will be generated in the following ways;
a) By creating employment
New jobs that are directly and indirectly related to recycling are created when we decide to recycle our wastes instead of just throwing them into the landfills where they do nothing but rot. Direct jobs include positions such as process engineers and machine handlers, while indirect jobs include the loaders and truck drivers to transport the waste to the recycling plant.
b) By selling the waste
Recycling plants are always hungry for more and more waste to reprocess back into useful products. Waste balers essentially make their work much easier and that makes their demand for such baled waste even higher. Any business or organization that is already having a continuous supply of cardboard boxes can turn around and sell their waste to such plants or affiliates who are going to pay more for baled waste.