A cardboard baler – the small investment with the big return
Businesses pay to dispose their plastic and cardboard waste, with landfill sites charging approximately £80 for a tonne of waste. Recycling your cardboards and plastics could not only see a noticeable reduction in landfill charges, fuel and transportation costs, but Government initiatives to get green and save the environment have produced a flurry of cash incentives encouraging businesses to recycle. Your business may be eligible for recycling related tax credits and landfill tax reductions – check out the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA); an allowance that sees a return of your entire expenditure on qualifying recycling items – this could include a vertical, horizontal or mill-size baler. And if that wasn’t incentive enough, recycling companies may even offer a rebate on the value of the material.
Save time and energy
Long gone are the days of flattening cardboard boxes by hand or foot, precariously piling them on top of each other until somebody finds time to load them into a van and make numerous trips to a tip! Feed your boxes to a vertical or horizontal baler, and spend your time and energy more productively, while the baler works hard to produce a convenient and compact bale!
Save the environment
As if the financial rewards aren’t tempting enough, the positive effect baling has on our environment is worth remembering. Every year the UK alone produces over 8 million tonnes of cardboard for packaging. It takes 17 trees to produce one tonne of new cardboard boxes. There are a limited number of trees on the earth, they provide oxygen, shade and habitats. If we can avoid chopping trees down to make new cardboard boxes – we should! The actual process of making boxes is environmentally damaging, using chemicals known to deplete the ozone. Recycling one tonne of paper, rather than producing new, uses 7 000 fewer gallons of water; it saves 35% of the water pollution; it saves 70% of the air pollution; it uses 4 100 KWH less energy and saves 390 gallons of oil.
So turn your cardboard into cash, and curtail your carbon footprint – call Mardon to discuss your baling options!