Tips in Recycling Cardboards

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Would you know of any method effective in recycling cardboards? Yes and that is with the use of machine that will compact the waste cardboard and bundles it into bales. We call this a cardboard baling machine. This not only makes your carbon footprint better but also economizes in the long run.

Today, the designs for brand new cardboard baling machines in the market are very efficient and constructed of durable materials. Try to picture out the weekly cost of renting bins to store your cardboard waste, then you would have to pay for workers to arrange it in the bin, then again when they load it into the collector truck. This becomes more expensive than having your very own baling machine. You can expect that the primary purchase may cost a lot but if you add up the weekly cost, it will even be higher. This doubles up as a storage bin because the compacted material would create lesser space than normal. The latest balers are fully automatic, the bundling and compacting is done with a touch of a button, which reduces your usual baling time to more than half.

A compacted bale can withstand the elements so that you can just leave it exposed to the weather without any worries unlike a bunch of loose cardboards which have to be stored under a roof. Because of the tightness of the compacting process, the kindling point is lessened so that fire cannot easily consume a bundle. Consequently, storage of the bales lessens the hazard of fire as compared to loose cardboards. This increases the safety of storage.

The dealer of the baler machine has connections with a local bale collector within your zone. The bundles are usually collected without any charges. Mill size cardboard bales can fetch good revenue for every ton. Smaller sized bales though can only afford a free collection. In some states, you can bring your bales to the local recycling factory, which may be exchanged for small revenues. You can inquire about this with your dealer. Ask whether they can set you up with these collectors.

Due to the compaction procedure, the instances of collection would occur much lesser. Take for example, when you used to pay for two 1100-liter wheelie bins for collection in a week. You may only have three or four bales for collection in a month, and the collection is free. Thus, you have minimized the gas consumed by dustbin trucks.

So why is it so important to recycle cardboard? Over 90% of all products shipped inside the United States are shipped in cardboard boxes. Now multiply that worldwide and that’s a lot of cardboard to manufacture. Naturally, cardboard is made from pulp and pulp is made from trees. Since there are a limited number of trees on the earth to provide us with oxygen and shade, it makes sense to try to not use so many of them to make all of those boxes. Even more important, the actual process of making cardboard is an environmentally messy one utilizing chemicals known to deplete ozone. When recycled corrugated and flat cardboard is used, it eliminates a lot of extra plastic or Styrofoam packing materials that are not biodegradable and fill up the landfills. Finally, by reusing cardboard, the manufacturing emissions are reduced by half. That’s reason enough, don’t you agree?

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This article was published on 2010/11/11