Large amounts of Cardboard and Plastic Waste are found in all areas of industry. All businesses have a duty to dispose of their waste in the most environmentally friendly way. There have been lots of changes relating to the subject of waste in recent years. Major changes have occurred because of new Legislation, not only in UK, but also Europe and the whole world. Everyone is trying to help the planet and the environment and the consequence of this can be rewarding.
The most notable Legislation gives the responsibility of all businesses to take action to Sort, Segregate, Reuse and Recycle more. Each business must demonstrate that they are doing this effectively. All businesses producing waste must Sort their waste. In other words, removing items which can be used again. These reusable items must be segregated or separated and removed from waste, which would otherwise be sent to landfill. The reusable waste must be stored in some manor and eventually transported to a place where it can be returned to a reusable state.
In the past, bins and other containers of various sizes have been the most common way of removing waste. Historically, all waste was collected in one big container or bin. It would all be compacted and transported to landfill.
Nowadays, there is a residual value of recyclable materials, such as cardboard, plastics, paper, polypropylene, metals and many more. So they can be removed from a businesses general waste stream and sorted for recycling.
This meant that less general waste is going to landfill. The first way of collecting these recyclable wastes was to give them each different containers.
For example, a bin specifically identified for Cardboard. It would have a sign saying, "Cardboard Only". This is not the greenest way to recycle cardboard or any other material. Transporting loose cardboard or plastic in this state means there must be many collection vehicles constantly on the road. These thousands of lorries transporting cardboard and plastics, produced lots of pollution and were required much more frequently than the preferred solution.
As a result of the changing world and technology, there has been an advent of the Waste Baler. This Recycling Machinery first started typically as a Vertical Baler. The Vertical Baler is basically a steel container, with a top door and a bottom door. The top door is for loading the Cardboard, Plastic or other Waste material into the Baler. The bottom door is for removing the finished bale. There is a Pressing-Plate which is forced down onto the Waste.
This really compacts the waste and a lot of waste can be forced into a bale under immense pressure. The smaller Recycling Balers Compactors may use a pressing-force of 2 to 5 tons.
The result of compacting the recyclable waste material in a Baler has created many benefits. Because the waste is very compact, in a tied stackable form or shape, it can be stored. The need for transportation will be greatly reduced.
So there will be much less pollution on the roads. The waste is being recycled efficiently, so less waste will go to landfill. Businesses will pay less landfill-tax. The removal of bales is usually free of charge and sometimes a business can even gain some revenue. The cost of having a Waste Baler is usually much cheaper than having bins emptied.
Businesses producing larger volumes of recyclable waste have found it beneficial to use larger Recycling Machinery or Equipment, commonly known as a Mill Size Baler. This Baler Equipment is much larger and stronger. The pressing-force can be up to 50 Tonnes in the case of a good Mill Size Baler.
The main use of a Mill Size Baler is for Recycling Cardboard. This Waste Baler will typically produce Cardboard Bales in the region of 500Kg.
Collectors of Waste will know that Mill Size Bales are worth approximately 20% more than smaller bales. This is because the smaller bales have to be re-baled in a Mill Size Baler, before transportation to recycling plants further away. If a business produces bales in a Mill Size Baler, he can usually have them collected free and should also receive a payment for large tonnage amounts.
Deciding on the correct Baler Equipment for your business, should be left to the people in the know. It's best to take advice from people who really know their machinery. You often imagine you need a larger baler and sometimes a smaller cheaper baler will be quite sufficient.