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Why a Baler is the Easiest Way to Go Eco-Friendly

Why a Baler is the Easiest Way to Go Eco-Friendly

At Wastech Engineering, we know that sustainability is more than simply promoting recycling. For a business to become truly sustainable, it must adopt sustainable practices and an ethos that permeates every aspect of the business. That’s why we fabricate our own products using solar energy as part of a holistic approach to sustainability in pursuit of a circular economy. We also recognise that it’s best to start from the ground up for many businesses just getting started on their journey towards reducing their carbon footprint. An eco-friendly baler is the best place to start.

Balers for Sustainability

Most businesses that don’t currently have a baler are missing out on the easiest way to reduce their carbon footprint. Even an entry-level vertical baler can, not only reduce your impact on the environment but also reduce your running costs. Balers are most often used to compact general waste materials like cardboard and plastic. These just so happen to be the most common waste materials for a lot of businesses.

When a small or medium-sized business is charged for bins that are taken away by trucks, they are typically charged by the container. This is the case whether they are full or not. With an eco-friendly baler, the cubic meterage of your waste is substantially reduced so that fewer loads are required. It also means that the waste will take up less space in a warehouse while waiting to be removed.

Why Your Business Should Be Promoting Recycling

While the start-up cost of buying a baler may seem like an unwanted expense, it won’t take long before it has paid for itself in cost reduction. In addition, you’ll be doing your bit to promote recycling in adherence to Federal or State government sustainability goals. You may even find that there are certain subsidies or grants available to your business.

Cost savings aside, balers, shredders, garbage compactors and other specialised recycling equipment facilitate the repurposing of waste materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. In many instances, these materials may be sold as raw secondary materials in fabricating new ones. An example of this may be reusing cardboard in making wood fibre products. Aluminium, e-waste and construction and demolition materials can all be sold as secondary materials.

Ask for Advice

It is for the above reasons that beginning your journey towards sustainability is a multi-faceted and positive venture. We recommend getting in touch with us so we can advise on which equipment will help you best achieve your recycling and sustainability goals.

Through decades of researching, designing, engineering and fabricating state-of-the-art equipment, we are proud to call ourselves an authority in waste management. We’ve helped businesses of all sizes and remain committed to doing so in the most modern and cost-effective ways.

Wastech Engineering leads the way for Australian businesses in reducing carbon footprint. See why an eco-friendly baler is the first step to sustainability for your business. Call 03 8787 1600 or fill out our contact form to see how to use balers for sustainability!

Environmental Considerations When Hiring a Baler

5 Environmental Considerations When Hiring a Baler

At Wastech Engineering, we know the idea of hiring equipment to reduce your business’s carbon footprint is a good one. However, it is imperative that you also consider said equipment’s own impact when making a choice. Therefore, it pays to consider the environmental impact of using a baler. This will help you in using less power, reducing power wastage and helping your business continue along the eco-friendly path.

Environmental Impact of Using a Baler

Before looking at five environmental considerations to make when hiring a baler, let’s first look at why. Presumably, the aim of using an eco-friendly baler is to reduce the space your cardboard, plastic or e-waste takes up. Perhaps you plan to repurpose your waste. For example, your cardboard can be repurposed as a secondary material to make new wood fibre products. Either way, it makes sense that the equipment you’re using to achieve these goals should also be run as efficiently as possible. That’s why you’ll want to consider the five points below.

The Power It Uses

The first thing to consider is what you need to do with it. This will dictate the power usage. Typically, the most well-known recyclable materials using balers are cardboard and plastic. However, balers are also suitable for e-waste and even some metals.

Choosing the Right Size Baler

The power issue leads to choosing the right size baler. We supply our clients with small, medium, large and specialist balers, meaning there is one for every purpose. While small vertical balers are suitable for areas with limited space, while medium and large will be for larger volumes and more heavy-duty requirements. Specialist balers are used for dealing with materials such as drums and tins.

The By-Products it Produces

This point comes down to quality. Some balers produce a lot of dust and others produce excess noise. If you’re unlucky, you may get both. It is best to do some research or talk to professionals who can point you in the right direction. If not, you may end up creating problems rather than solving them.

Choosing the Right Type

Balers are of the vertical or horizontal variety. Which you choose will depend upon your needs. Generally speaking, vertical balers take up less space while horizontal balers demand a larger footprint but can handle more accordingly. We recommend discussing your needs with our professional staff to make the correct choice.

The Materials it is Made From

Balers can be, but are not always, made using recyclables in the building process of the machine. Wastech Engineering is committed to sustainability and fabricates equipment using power generated from our own 85kw solar array. This affords our customers both savings and an eco-friendly product.

There are a few things to keep in mind buying or hiring a baler in Australia. Factors such as reducing power wastage and choosing the right size baler are imperative to minimising your environmental impact. Trust Wastech Engineering to point you in the direction of ecofriendly balers. Call 03 8787 1600 or fill out our contact form now and let the experts help you make the right choice!