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How Recycling Can Be Eco-Friendly and Profitable

June 25, 2023

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How Recycling Can be Eco-Friendly and Profitable

The recycling of materials for sustainable development is an admirable pursuit. In addition, there is increasing pressure on Australian businesses to adhere to certain measures in pursuit of Federal or State government sustainability goals. For either or both of those reasons, investing in equipment such as that expertly manufactured by Wastech Engineering is sound. Doing so helps your business save the environment and costs. However, there is an additional benefit that may apply to you. Your business may be able to turn its waste into a usable product.


How Does Recycling Help the Environment?

To the benefit of all concerned, recycling helps the environment. Recycling results in the conservation of precious energy, the reduction of pollution and the preservation of natural resources. At the most basic level, less waste ends up in a landfill. Therefore, Federal and State governments encourage businesses to meet certain goals across a wide variety of industries. From small businesses to civil infrastructure and development projects, we provide sustainability solutions for such businesses.


Recycling of Materials for Sustainable Development

Recycling can afford your business cost-saving opportunities. A typical example would be when a small, medium or large business uses a lot of cardboard. Using a vertical or horizontal baler of a size relevant to the business significantly reduces the cubic meterage of the space taken up in its warehouse. This then means fewer pickups and less money spent on having it taken away. While this is a simple example of how businesses may financially benefit from using recycling equipment in pursuit of sustainability, there is a more direct avenue.


Recycling for Profit

There are many different types of by-products that can be recycled and sold as valuable secondary raw materials. If we stay with the example of cardboard, it can be repurposed producing new wood fibre products. Therefore, there is a demand for baled, crushed and shredded cardboard. This applies to many other products including e-waste, aluminium, construction and demolition materials and more. All you need to do is identify the product or products your business can repurpose, do some market research and find the equipment.


Finding the Right Equipment

If you’re repurposing plastics or paper, a baler, shredder or compactor might be best suited to your needs. This same equipment may be suitable for e-waste however, you may require slightly more sophisticated equipment to deal with separating and sorting. The same may be said of construction and demolition waste repurposing.

Fortunately, modern technologies have made separating and sorting easier and more viable. In addition, you may be eligible for certain grants and subsidies to help your business on its way. If you’re thinking your business might be able to turn its waste into a new revenue stream, we recommend getting in touch so we can advise you on the recycling equipment best suited to your goals.

How does recycling help the environment and turn a profit? Wastech Engineering can show you how recycling for sustainability can also be profitable. Trust us for sound sustainable recycling solutions. Call 03 8787 1600 or fill out our contact form and let the experts show you how!

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