by CharlieB | Apr 28, 2017
Let’s Have a Talk About Plastic.
I love plastic. You love plastic. We all love plastic, right? If you don’t love plastic, then think for a moment of what your life would be without it. Condiment bottles? Nope. Most sports balls? Yeah, no. Playgrounds? Forget about it! And that’s just the small stuff — what about medical needs like implants, hearing aids, and joint replacements? Plastics are so vital to the modern world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their downsides. Nearly 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, and that number may be going up. So, what can you do about it? Big companies and manufacturers ask themselves that question all the time. Most of them chose to recycle with Plastic Recycling Companies.
KenBay is a business that cares about plastics. We dedicate ourselves to the proper care and management of waste. We follow a zero-landfill initiative, and encourage other companies to follow suit! If you would like to know more about KenBay, please visit our website and explore our wide range of compactors available.
Now, Plastic Recycling Companies, such as KW Plastics, are great. It’s a simple concept, executed well, and it helps the environment. Simply send them your unused or unneeded plastic waste, and they take care of the rest. Sounds great, right? And for many companies, it is great. But smaller businesses, or businesses struggling financially, may not have the privilege of utilizing these types of opportunities. Additionally, some Plastic Recycling Companies may not be able to handle the large volumes of plastic like you need them to. How can you save money and get your large plastic compacted — faster? Simple, use a KenBay RotoPac instead!
How is a RotoPac Better?
“Now wait a minute!” you say, “Why is one small RotoPac any better than Plastic Recycling Companies? Those businesses are made to recycle plastic!” Too right, and like we said, for most companies, that option is perfectly fine. But what if we told you that a RotoPac could handle your plastic quicker and more efficiently than some of the competition? We’ve done the tests — one RotoPac can handle nearly double the weight of a traditional plastic baler — approximately 600 lbs of plastic wrap! The reason is the properties of the wrap.
Plastic wrap tends to want to “bounce back” to its original shape, making it little more difficult to compact. Basically, less material gets in there because it’s trying to expand. A RotoPac gets around that issue because it applies heat. What about if you don’t have that much volume to begin with? A RotoPac is still a great investment, if for no other reason than it reduces the amount of labor and workers. One RotoPac is small enough to be used right at the source of the waste. This means you don’t need teams of people hauling your plastic to the Plastic Recycling Company, saving you money and reducing the risk of injury.
If you want to try a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, then visit our website. You can sign up to try one before you buy it. If you like the RotoPac we send you, simply pay to purchase it and keep it right there — no big deal!
by CharlieB | Apr 22, 2017
A Great New Deal!
Are you tired of having to deal with bulk? You know, like those massive bulk bags that sit around taking up space? Bulk bags are great for importing and holding massive loads of stuff. But then they just sit there, taking up space, and being an eyesore. They’re way too big to throw out in the regular trash. And besides, all of that hard plastic is terrible for the environment! What can you do?
Well, worry not because KenBay has got you covered with new ‘Bulk B Gone’! That’s right, KenBay, the locally owned champions of the zero-waste initiative, brings you the next step in bulky waste management. For a few low cost payment installments, you to can own the fantastic spray that makes bulk bags disappear like magic! Our specialized chemical blend breaks down the polymers of the plastic into an environmentally friendly —
You’re not really buying any of this, are you?
Ok, the truth is there is no spray that can make hard plastic bulk bags, also known as “super sacks,” disappear “like magic.” But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them go away. Bulk bags are a big problem for waste management. They are difficult to deal with for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest issues is the general lack of awareness about them. Can you name what most bulk bags are made of? Do you know how to properly recycle or reuse them? The answer to both is probably no. Most of us use the benefits of the bulk bags without considering the environmental impact. So what can we do?
Battle of the Bulk
One of the best things that we can do is to break those bulk bags down . . . hard. This, as you can imagine, is not an easy task! Hard plastic polymers make up the bulk bags. That means they’re not going to break down with your regular methods. What you need is some heavy duty equipment designed to break down that plastic. Equipment which compress waste so it’s easy to toss or recycle. Fortunately, KenBay has such equipment available! Our RotoPacs are heavy-duty, and powerful to boot! As you can see in these videos, the rotating arm of the RotoPac is continuously moving. So what does this mean for the waste inside? For starters, the RotoPac cruses the waste into a convenient cube shape.
The RotoPac is powerful enough to handle any bulk bag tossed inside it. And the RotoPac is portable, so you can use it right at the source of the waste. Also, it’s mostly self-automated, and only requires one worker to remove the waste. And that frees up the rest of your staff to go on with their regular jobs! So check out KenBay’s wide selection of waste compactors today. If you like what you see, you can try one before you buy it. We’ll ship you the trial RotoPac wherever you want, and you’ll experience the power for yourself. Best of all, KenBay makes it easy to keep the RotoPac: simply pay the difference and keep the one we send you! Rely on KenBay for bulk bags or any of your waste needs.
by CharlieB | Apr 15, 2017
Let’s play a quick game. It’s called “Where Can I Throw Away My Chemical Waste?” Sound like fun? Oh hush, you know it does. So let’s start! So where can you throw away your chemical waste? In the garbage you say? Sorry, that’s the incorrect answer! Down the drain? Wrong again! Throw it out into the street? Are you even trying at this? Okay, okay, we’ll stop messing with you, you probably got our point. Proper chemical disposal is not only an environmental issue, it’s a general safety issue as well. You definitely want to make sure you’re following proper protocol. How do you know you are? Read on and find out.
KenBay is a company committed to proper disposal of waste, chemical or otherwise. We believe in a zero-waste initiative and encourage other companies to do the same!
Why is Chemical Disposal Important?
Now, we assume if you’re worked in the manufacturing industry for a few years that you understand why proper chemical disposal is critically important. If that’s the case, feel free to skip down to the next paragraph. For everyone else, here’s what you need to know. Improper chemical disposal can have devastating effects on both people and the environment. If you just throw it out with the regular waste, you put sanitation workers at risk. When you flush it down the drain, you send it to a water treatment facility that probably isn’t made to handle it. Finally, if you just throw it outside, you risk causing incredible damage to the local environment. We know you don’t want to do any of these things, so what’s the right way to handle it?
First, Avoid Unsafe Practices
The first thing you need to ensure is that you’re not already disposing of waste improperly, even incidentally. Check through your practices for your workplace, including any chemical labs if that’s necessary. If you uncover any improper chemical disposal in your investigation, shut down that practice immediately.
Second, Conduct Research
The most important thing you can do is keep yourself informed about proper chemical disposal. We wish that it were as easy as saying “put chemicals here!” but that obviously isn’t the case. Different chemicals may require different disposal methods. Not to mention the different federal and state regulations that you also need to comply with. Those, obviously, may change depending on your location. A great resource to turn to is the Environmental Protection Agency website. The EPA is a valuable resource when it comes to waste management of any kind. One of the benefits here is that they offer a comprehensive breakdown of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which covers hazardous waste disposal. If you’re looking to learn more about hazardous waste, this is a great place to start.
Once you’re up to date on your info, it will be easier to implement the state and federal practices to dispose of your chemical waste properly. And for all your waste disposal needs, you can rely on KenBay to help you and keep you informed. KenBay offers a wide assortment of waste compactors, including the HazPac for Hazardous Waste. If you want to experience KenBay for yourself, you can try us before you buy us. See for yourself the difference a good waste compactor can make.
by CharlieB | Apr 8, 2017
Look out! It’s your . . . leftover garbage? Alright, you may not be at risk of getting poisoned or assaulted by your discarded waste, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions. Disposal of waste can actually be risky if not handled properly. This can include environmental risk, not just risk of physical or mental harm. If you want to dispose of your waste properly without all the risk and dangers, here’s 4 ways to take that risk out of disposal of waste.
If you’re looking for great waste disposal tips or just wondering how to be more environmentally conscious, check out KenBay’s website. KenBay is a small, locally owned company dedicated to promoting a zero waste initiative. We offer a wide variety of compactors and balers to make your waste disposal a breeze!
The Less Bulky, the Better!
Let’s start with something you probably already know: bulk is bad. Unless you’re trying to save money by shopping at one of those large bulk discount stores, there’s almost no situation where having an enormous product is superior to having a smaller, more compact one. Waste compactors are the same. The huge bulky ones may be able to crunch steel into small teeny tiny bits, but they’re large and heavy and require a team of what seems like 80-thousand people to move on-site. For waste compactors, it’s better to think small. As in, a small compactor that still packs a punch.
The Less Movement, the Better!
Another thing about those huge, bulky compactors is that they’re pretty rooted in place. Trust us, once the team finally manages to set that sucker down where its needed, they’re not gonna want to move it anytime soon. So what happens to your waste? Well, your workers end up having to travel with it over to where the compactor is in order to properly dispose. This is not only annoying, it’s a huge safety risk! It’s better to have a small compactor located right at the source of the waste. That way, your workers can just dump it in and forget about it.
The Less Cluttered, the Better!
One other great thing about having a small compactor on site: no temptation to use “shortcuts.” We know you have at least been tempted to take the “I’ll do it later” route when handling your disposal of waste. Just toss it in the corner, it’s out of the way, right? Well, it may be now, but keep that up and soon you’ll have a major safety concern on your hands. Your workers can’t be adjusting their route to the compactor in order to avoid the trash. Just toss it away right then, and save yourself the headache.
The Less Loose, the Better!
Think about the kind of waste you’re dealing with in the manufacturing industry. Yes, you have your cardboard and your plastic and your edge trim, but that’s not all. You also will have to dispose of metal, usually sharp metal, that sticks out with all those pointy ends. Do you want to carry it around? We didn’t think so. What’s better than loose waste? Cube waste! A good compactor will flatten and press all that waste into a convenient and easy to manage cube form. Then, just stack those cubes together into the truck and send them off to to the next life!
For easier disposal of waste, rely on KenBay to get the job done. Our compactors are small but highly efficient, and offered at a good price. Don’t believe us? You can try one out yourself, before you buy it!