Cardboard balers for recycling will not only save the environment; they will also help to save a company time and money with their waste disposal company.
Cardboard is the number one packing material used in commercial shipping today and it is estimated at approximately $18 billion in business each year. North America ships the most products in cardboard or corrugated boxes and it's estimated at 90 percent of all shipments to this region to be in cardboard boxes.
Since there is such a high percentage of cardboard boxes' being shipped throughout the county, it would not surprise anyone that the most significant amount of waste that ends up in the landfills around the world is produced by OCC or old corrugated cardboard. This is a good reason to invest in a baler for recycling cardboard boxes and inserts.
Many businesses, restaurants and shops that receive goods in cardboard boxes simply throw them away in the dumpster and when there is no more room, which is when they think to flatten them for more space.
Recycled cardboard boxes and inserts could be a source of revenue for many businesses if they shop around for a good waste management company that has a big demand for old corrugated cardboard.
An additional benefit of recycling cardboard boxes is that it frees up space for inventory and other equipment or machinery that may be needed. Cardboard that is flattened and placed in a recycling baler will help to promote a safer work environment because employees are not walking over cardboard boxes on the floor to get to the back door in addition to lessening the risk for a potential fire hazard.
Balers for cardboard need to be operated by employees who are over 18 years old and have gone through proper training on how to safely operate this type of heavy machinery. The reasoning behind the minimum age requirement is because of the maturity level of someone who is 18 years old verses someone who is 16 and might 'horseplay' around with the heavy machinery. In addition, many facilities require cardboard bale operators to wear safety goggles and heavy-duty gloves for maximum protection.
A bale for recycling cardboard boxes could be found in grocery stores, large shopping centers, in the basement of a large office building to be shared with many smaller businesses and offices and in hospitals and school district buildings.
There are several different sizes of balers for cardboard recycling, mainly small and some are even portable. There are also medium, large and extra large sizes. Some of the bigger stores like the super center style shopping facilities typically have several balers for their cardboard boxes, signs and inserts.
Many consumers want to go green and would like to know that their supermarket, furniture store or big box store is helping the environment by not contributing to the growing waste in the landfills with cardboard boxes, that they are using cardboard balers for recycling in order to make the planet a better place for their customers, employees and everyone on earth.