In a perfect world, we wouldn’t throw anything away. We would recycle, re-purpose, and reuse everything. But this is not a perfect world. Perhaps your company doesn’t recycle plastic waste based on the notion that it offers no benefit. Would you give us an opportunity to show you otherwise?
Commercial plastic recycling is not as difficult as you might think. It also doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, your company might be able to make a little money from it. And if not, breaking even is still better than spending to have plastic waste hauled away.
The net financial effect of recycling on your company is hard to say without looking at the actual numbers. We would be happy to go through a typical scenario with you. In the meantime, check out these five ways commercial plastic recycling could benefit your company:
1. Sell Your Plastic Waste
Believe it or not, there are companies that actually pay to have their plastic waste hauled away. When you work with Seraphim Plastics, it is different. We buy industrial plastic from our customers. Simply put, we will pay you for certain types of plastics we want. Not only that, but you also won’t have to pay to ship it to us. We will come to you. We will pick it up and haul it away. Right off the bat, selling us your plastic waste beats paying your waste hauler to take it.
2. Lower Refuse Fees
Some local municipalities charge commercial customers prorated refuse fees based on tonnage. The more you throw away, the higher the fee. If this sounds like the scenario your company is stuck with, letting us recycle your plastic waste can reduce your refuse fees by reducing the amount of trash you send to the dump. There is nothing wrong with that.
3. More Warehouse Space
We have clients who, if not for selling their plastics to us, would otherwise store them in a warehouse until they had enough to justify the cost of hauling it all away. That represents wasted space. Why store recyclable plastics in a warehouse for months on end when you can arrange for us to come pick them up instead. You get your warehouse space back and we get valuable plastic waste. We both win.
4. Increased Social Responsibility
Doing business in the modern world requires demonstrating social responsibility. Your customers want to know that you are doing what you can to make the world a better place. By recycling industrial plastic, you are making such a statement. No, recycling alone will not solve the world’s sustainability issues. But every little bit helps.
5. Encouraging a New Mindset
Finally, perhaps your company has never considered commercial plastic recycling before. Embarking on a recycling program not only offers the previous four benefits, but it also helps to establish a new mindset with your team members. It’s a mindset that could rub off in other areas of the workplace, and perhaps even at home.
Maybe some of us don’t pay much attention to sustainability issues because we do not have time to think about them. A commercial recycling program is a great way to change that. Employees who have to think about plastic recycling at work stand a greater chance of thinking about it at home.
We buy and recycle a variety of commercial plastic products ranging from buckets to tote bins. If your company currently produces plastic waste you normally send to a landfill, reach out to us. Assuming that what you are getting rid of is something we buy, recycling could be a win for both of us.