Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Creative Ways Manufacturers Can Decrease Waste

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In the dynamic landscape of modern manufacturing, the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is more than just a catchphrase – it’s a strategic approach that can revolutionize industrial processes. By incorporating these principles, manufacturers not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also stand to significantly reduce costs associated with industrial waste. In this article, we will explore creative ways manufacturers can implement the 3R’s to enhance their practices and make a positive impact on both their bottom line and the planet.

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The Environmental Impact of Industrial Trash Compactors: A Path to Sustainable Waste Management

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The increasing global population and industrial activities have led to a surge in waste generation, posing significant challenges to environmental sustainability. Traditional waste disposal methods, characterized by landfills and incineration, have been a major contributor to environmental degradation. The following explores the environmental impact of these conventional methods and sheds light on how industrial trash compactors offer a sustainable solution to mitigate these issues.

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The History and Evolution of Industrial Trash Compactors

The history of the baler begins in the mid-Nineteenth Century in agricultural applications. In the 1860s, mechanical cutting and mowing devices were being developed to improve crop gathering time at harvest. In 1872, a reaper that used a knotting device to bundle and bind hay was invented by Charles Withington. It was commercialized in 1874 by Cyrus McCormick. By 1936, an automatic baler had been invented that tied bales with twine using knotters from a John Deere grain binder. With such time-saving mechanical devices, farmers were able to more quickly and efficiently harvest and move hay and straw when reduced in size into compact bales. Mechanical improvements were continually applied to reduce both time and labor by tying bales with wire. This allowed for much easier transport and storage of the bales. Square or rectangular bales also provided a much more efficient use of space in that they were easier to stack and store.

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Planning For An Industrial Trash Compactor in Your Facility

What Size Compactor Do You Need for Your Trash?

Every manufacturing facility generating industrial waste has to consider the most cost-efficient size of waste compaction equipment necessary to meet their individualized needs. The investment in the industry trash compactor necessary to minimize cost in proper trash removal is pertinent when planning for any facility, large or small.

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Compactor vs. Baler: The Best Option for Your Waste Management

As zero-waste initiatives, recycling goals and overall industry-specific industrial waste concerns are being assessed in a tighter and tighter global market, companies have a lot more pressure to make the purchases for industrial waste disposal that will benefit their bottom line. One of the most pressing concerns in this area at manufacturing facilities is whether to invest in a baler or an industrial trash compactor to streamline their waste removal needs.

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Choosing the Right Industrial Compactor to Meet the Needs of Your Unique Industry

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Many businesses face an increasing amount of packaging and production waste. It can be a challenge to reduce all of this to reasonable levels. An industrial compactor is a smart solution to help manage the surge of waste products. 

Different industrial compactors come with an array of features to tackle varying needs. There are many factors involved in choosing the best industrial waste compactor to meet various industry requirements. 

Here’s what you should know about choosing a compactor for your industry.

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How KenBay’s Trash Compactors Meet the Needs of Countless Industries

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KenBay’s commercial trash compactor models have been the leading choice for waste compaction for many years. Whether you’re looking for a commercial garbage compactor for an oil rig, a stainless steel model designed to the rigid specifications of the food industry, a compactor that can withstand hazardous materials or explosives, or one merely to handle your facility’s general waste or recycling concerns, KenBay compactors can do the job. 

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Industrial Trash Compactor Safety Tips

Trash Compactor Safety

When it comes to industrial trash compactors, safety is a top priority. Purchasing a compactor with high safety ratings provides two primary benefits. First, it provides potential savings on insurance and personal injury claims, and second, it can reduce plant downtime. 

Trash Compactor Safety Requirements By OSHA Standards

OSHA General Industry Standard guidelines are to be followed for the proper maintenance of any industrial waste compactor.  

Each authorized employee needs to receive the necessary training in a number of different disciplines. There are three disciplines employees should train in. 

  1. the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources
  2. the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace
  3. the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control

The KenBay RotoPac industrial waste compactor was designed with all of these disciplines in mind. It is considered one of the best commercial trash compactors on the market. Companies prefer the KenBay model due to its prominently placed isolator switch as well as other safety mechanisms inimical to its design.

Using OSHA metrics, KenBay works diligently to meet standard trash compactor safety requirements

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How Quickly Does A Trash Compactor Pay For Itself?

Buying a trash compactor for your business is an important investment. Most companies will research compactors for sale before they sign on the dotted line.

Realizing an acceptable return on your investment (ROI) depends on selecting the best trash compactor for your facility’s specific needs. With the right compactor for the job, your company can see an ROI in one to two years.

There are two primary factors that affect trash compactor cost savings. They include:

  • The process of collecting compacted waste and placing it into the compactor.
  • The cost associated with hauling waste to landfill, waste-to-energy (WtE), or recycling locations. 

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A Quality Focused Aerospace Supplier

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As an industry leading Aerospace Supplier founded in 1979, we have built an excellent reputation within the aerospace sector by providing top notch quality and integrity for almost 40 years. Our philosophy is to provide a superior product by controlling growth and maintaining a sole focus on aerospace. Simply put, we are the “Standard of Excellence” within the aerospace metal finishing industry. Our commitment to the customer, qualified personnel and in-house quality guidelines have made us and will continue to make us a leader within its industry.

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