The Benefits of Balers for Your Business
- Enhancing Sustainability
- Boosting ESG Scores and Investor Appeal
- Achieving ISO 14001 Accreditation
- Saves Staff Time
- Reduces Waste Management Costs
- Reduces Waste Contamination
- Potential to Generate Additional Revenue
- Capability to Bale Multiple Materials
In the world of business, efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand. When it comes to waste management, finding ways to minimise environmental impact while maximising cost savings is paramount. This is where balers come into play.
At Greenbank, we are experts in waste management and machinery, and offer a range of balers, including vertical balers, semi-automatic, and fully automatic balers.
Today, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of balers for businesses and how they can make a significant difference in your waste management strategy.
The Benefits of Balers for Businesses
Let’s explore the multiple ways in which a baler could benefit your business.
1. Enhancing Sustainability
Sustainability has become a central concern for businesses worldwide. Balers can play a pivotal role in enhancing your company’s sustainability efforts. By compacting waste materials into manageable bales, you turn them into desirable assets which are highly sought after by recyclers. This comes with a plethora of benefits, a major one being that you can sell these bales to recyclers, rather than sending them to landfill.
Another key benefit would be that, since the volume of the waste material has been reduced, you can fit more of it on collection tracks. This means that less collections are required, which in turn reduces the carbon footprint associated with managing your waste.
Both these benefits, as well as many that we have not mentioned yet, directly contribute to enhancing your business’s sustainability.
2. Boosting ESG Scores and Investor Appeal
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores have gained prominence among investors. These scores evaluate a company’s commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices. Efficient waste management, facilitated by balers, can significantly impact your ESG scores.
High ESG scores not only demonstrate your commitment to the environment but also attract environmentally conscious investors. Publicly listed companies may experience an increase in stock purchases from investors seeking ESG-aligned opportunities.
3. Achieving ISO 14001 Accreditation
ISO 14001 certification is a globally recognised environmental management standard. Achieving ISO 14001 accreditation signifies your commitment to effective environmental management, ensures legal compliance, and can lead to cost savings through resource efficiency.
It also enhances a business’s reputation, offers a competitive advantage, and opens doors to new markets. Additionally, it can strengthen investor and stakeholder relations and foster a culture of long-term sustainability.
To meet the ISO 14001 requirements, businesses must demonstrate control over their environmental impact, including waste management. Balers can help in this regard by streamlining waste-handling processes, reducing waste volumes, and enhancing recycling efforts.
4. Saves Staff Time
Balers reduce the time and effort required for dealing with waste, allowing your employees to utilise their time more efficiently. Placing a baler at the source of the waste further streamlines waste handling, saving both time and labour.
5. Reduces Waste Management Costs
Efficient waste management with balers can lead to substantial cost savings. You’ll require fewer wheelie bins to store waste, and the need for waste collections will decrease, reducing transportation costs. Additionally, baling waste enables you to send it to recycling centres instead of landfills, avoiding costly landfill taxes.
6. Reduces Waste Contamination
Balers help keep waste separated, minimising the risk of contamination. Clean material is preferred by recycling centres and often commands higher prices. By baling recyclables separately, you improve their value and reduce the chances of rejection due to contamination.
7. Potential to Generate Additional Revenue
Baling your waste materials can turn them into a revenue stream. For instance, cardboard bales are valuable assets that you can sell to recycling centres for a rebate. While prices may vary, baled cardboard can fetch between £95 and £125 per tonne, providing an additional income source for your business.
8. Capability to Bale Multiple Materials
Balers are versatile machines that can compact various recyclable materials, including:
- Plastic packaging
- Soft plastic containers
Switching between materials is straightforward, involving a quick cleaning of the baler to prevent contamination and loading the new material.
Case Study – I Love Wallpaper
To illustrate the tangible benefits of balers, consider the case of our client ‘I Love Wallpaper’. They faced the challenge of efficiently managing their waste while minimising costs – they would flat-pack their cardboard waste by hand (a process that took a lot of time and energy).
The solution? The installation of a B20 vertical baler.
The results were remarkable. A single B20 vertical baler led to a 30% reduction in waste handling costs for I Love Wallpaper. By compacting their waste materials, not only were they saving their staff a tonne of time, but they also needed fewer collections, saving both time and money.
Balers offer a multifaceted approach to waste management, providing numerous benefits for businesses of all sizes. From sustainability gains and enhanced ESG scores to ISO 14001 accreditation support and substantial cost savings, balers are more than just waste management tools; they are strategic assets that can transform your operations.
At Greenbank, we understand the significance of efficient waste management. Our range of balers is designed to meet your specific needs, whether you’re dealing with cardboard, plastics, textiles, or other materials.
To determine your precise needs, consider a waste audit conducted by our experts. Contact us today to find the ideal baler solution for your business.