Plastic revolutionized our way of life. Businesses and manufacturers applied plastic to nearly every industry imaginable. The lightness of and durability of plastic improved our packaging, our construction, and how we develop new technology. And it seems like plastic use is only heading upwards. But one downside is that not enough people recycle the plastic that they use. Major manufacturing plants in particular are hesitant to deliver their plastics to a recycling station. Many of them fear that the cost of transport may is too oppressive. But fortunately, there is a workaround. If you’re worried about the cost of your plastics, here’s how to efficiently deliver them to the recycling station.
Whether it’s helping transport plastic to the recycling station or giving other great tips, KenBay is committed to zero waste. We offer a wide range of compactors to you for plastic and other kinds of waste. For more information, visit our website.
Off to the Recycling Station . . . But How?
The Problem with Transport
The biggest concern among manufacturers is the cost of transporting plastics. Plastic tends to expand, and doesn’t like bending from its original shape. That expansion means filling up more space on the freight truck, which then leads to a greater number of trips. Trips that you pay for, every time. Many companies attempt to cut down on these trips through compacting their plastic waste. But there’s still a problem with using something like a baler.
The Problems With Balers
Plastic wrap tends to “bounce back” or regain some of its original shape, even during a compaction process. Most balers don’t have the ability to continuously compact the waste without resorting to additional specialized equipment. They also can’t compact the plastic quickly enough to stifle the bounce back effect. As a result, the baler fills too quickly and compacts a smaller amount of plastic.
What’s the Better Solution?
The best solution is to forget using the baler and instead rely on a dependable compactor. Ideally, a compactor should feature a quick continuously rotating arm. Thus, the machine presses the plastic down so quickly and frequently it won’t have time to bounce back. Adding some heat will also help the process. Once you compact the plastic, store it inside an easily stackable bag. Now, more bags fit onto the truck, which means fewer overall trips to the recycling station. That’s where the savings come from!
KenBay Helps Your Plastics Get There
Plastics will play a major role in our effort towards renewable energy, but not if we don’t recycle them properly. One of the best ways to recycle your plastic is through our RotoPacs. RotoPacs not only are safe, easy, and offer continuous compaction, they deliver even more! They’re portable and very easy to move around your facility. You can put them right at the source of your plastic waste. That way, you reduce clutter and improve overall safety even further. If you would like to try out a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. Simply pay a small fee and we’ll send one to your location. Best of all, there’s no complicated process if you want to keep it for life. Simply pay the rest of the full price, and it’s yours!
Everyone likes to save a little money, right? These days, it seems like it’s more important than ever to stay frugal and efficient. Cut costs when you can. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know what the right way to save money is. For example, how can you save money while still handling your plastic waste responsibly? One solution is to invest in a solid plastic compactor. You may think that buying one of these is actually so expensive that any minor savings wouldn’t be worth it. But KenBay is here to tell you that it’s cheaper than you realize! Here’s how to calculate what a plastic compactor would save you.
KenBay is devoted to zero waste, whether it’s plastic, paper, or otherwise! If you want to learn more about our zero waste initiative, please visit our website.
What is Your Transport Cost?
The first thing you can calculate is how much you’re spending on transportation. It may seem like a minor detail, but you’d be surprised how much money transportation eats up! Especially with the rising cost of gas, shipping and transport of plastic waste can be costly. Additionally, you may be wasting money by filling up the truck with mostly air! Manpower alone is usually not enough to compress the plastic tightly enough. That means that less plastic fits on the truck. Which means you’re paying for more trips back and forth between your facility and the plastic recycling company. A plastic compactor mechanically compresses the plastic together and doesn’t allow for any air. You load more onto the truck and only pay for what you need.
What is Your Manpower Cost?
The second most important factor to calculate is the cost of manpower and labor. Hey, it’s not gonna move itself! In fact, most manufacturers have so much plastic waste that it can require an entire team of people to load, haul, and unload it. A plastic compactor cuts down on these expenses because it’s on site. Thus, you rely on your own people to load it on the truck. Don’t worry, those laborers aren’t out of a job. There’s plenty of other places without a plastic compactor willing to hire them.
Are There Any Additional Costs?
Finally, make sure to factor in the savings that come from not needing to rely on a third party. Junk haulers and moving companies are great, but saving money feels even better. When you let a plastic compactor handle half of your labor, you avoid unnecessary surcharges and fees. Sounds good to us!
For the best line of compactors, plastic or otherwise, please be sure to check out KenBay. We’ve done the research, and our RotoPac can handle double the plastic load of other compactors out there. If you want to test it for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. If you’re satisfied with the experience and want to keep it, hey no problem! Simply pay the difference and keep the RotoPac we already sent you. You’ll be amazed at what you save when you try a RotoPac!
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!