A question we are often asked is What is a plastic baler? We've put together a simple and concise answer to that question.
A plastic baler is a piece of recycling machinery used to compress plastic waste into dense and compact bales, making it much easier for businesses to store and dispose of unwanted plastic materials.
Plastic balers use complex hydraulic or pneumatic systems to crush plastic materials. A plastic baler can process all types of plastic waste including LDPE (soft) plastic such as plastic wrap, bags and packaging and HDPE (hard) plastics including plastic bottles, containers and foam plastic.
Plastic balers are best suited for companies that produce any amount of plastic waste on a regular basis as they provide a practical, efficient and tidy waste management option.
The word 'bale' itself refers to a large bundle or package of merchandise for transport (such as hay or cloth). A baler is thus a machine that makes bales, so can thereby apply to both farm machinery (for hay or grass) or material recycling machinery (plastic baler, cardboard baler).
Investing in or even renting a plastic baler comes with a range of benefits: Since these machines can transform high volumes of plastic waste into small and dense bales that can be easily stacked and stored, businesses will require less storage space for the waste they produce.
Waste management costs will also be reduced since waste collection services are required on a much less frequent basis and there will be fewer skips required and a reduced landfill tax.
Operating a plastic baler is fairly easy and it only requires some basic training to understand how they work. Most staff can learn how to use them, but for safety purposes, it is encouraged to have a virtual or in-person demonstration from the supplier to ensure safe operating procedures are followed.
Apart from reducing costs and making life easier for everyone, plastic balers are also a great solution for businesses that want to become greener and do their part in protecting the environment. Using plastic balers can help you achieve your sustainability goals and ensure a healthier environment, while also improving brand image, so it’s a win-win situation.
Ultimately, there are different types of plastic balers on the market that cover different needs and improve the waste management process for businesses big and small. All you have to do is consider your options and look for the type of equipment that will suit your specific business requirements.