Are you tired of having to deal with Bulk bags?
This term may be unfamiliar to people who do not work at manufacturing centers, but if you are engaged in producing or any industrial field, Bulk bags is a common thing for you. This is because bluk bags are great for importing and holding large loads of stuff. They are large, flexible, industrial containers, normally made from Polypropylene plastic (PP), which is derived from petroleum, and are used as affordable product packaging options. They are good for delivering granules, pellets, flakes, and also various other free moving powders. In other words, supper sacks might hold things like starch, dry chemical powders, sand, pigments, seeds, or other materials used as active ingredients throughout the manufacturing process.
For sectors such as food and beverage, or pharmaceutical production, a lot of the manufacturing processes entail blending components together to obtain a final product– like food preparation at home. Every ingredient that enters into the end product can be found in its own package and as soon as the package becomes empty it turns into waste. This is what medicine, peanut butter, and fertilizer all have in common – all these products have bulk bags in their manufacturing waste streams.
After being used, these bags just lay there, occupying space, as well as being an eyesore. They are also too big to throw away in the regular garbage. Moreover, the plastic they are made of is harmful to the environment.
To understand the need for bulk bag recycling, the best idea is to reference the figures. For example, an average manufacturing facility goes through 1,000 to 2,000 Super Sacks on a monthly basis. If a producer just sends these to the landfill, that would be approximately 2,400 lbs. of additional waste going to the dump. The bright side is that manufacturing companies don’t have to landfill bulk bags. These products are fairly easy to reuse and recycle at recycling facilities, and could even generate rebates under the right conditions. Reusing or recycling bulk bags reduces the demand for plastic production and oil, which is a non-renewable resource.
The very best method for manufacturing facilities to get rid of Super Sacks from their waste stream is by gathering empty sacks throughout the facility and baling them. A business creating 1,000 to 2,000 sacks monthly could produce about 3 to 4 bales for recycling. When it comes to an annual perspective, that’s tons of waste a production center could divert from the landfill just by recycling Super Sacks. If these bales are recycled, this could also mean a few thousand dollars of revenue due to reducing the expenses of landfilling and possible recycling discounts.
All in all, even though bulk bags are an excellent solution for storing and transporting large quantities of goods, they still should be recycled. iSustain Recycling thrives on partnerships with businesses with a high commitment to corporate environmental responsibility and is ready to help your business. To learn more about the possibilities of recycling your Super Sacks and similar manufacturing waste at iSustain Recycling, do not hesitate to contact us.
See our other article about Super Sack recycling options.