Recycling your polystyrene offers many business benefits. As well as being an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint by extending material lifecycles, it can also create additional revenue streams and improve the perception of your brand.
However, to ensure you’re recycling your polystyrene in the most efficient way and also ensuring ROI on your investment, it’s essential that you work with the right recycling partner.
This article will discuss why your business should choose Greenbank as your recycling partner, highlight the benefits we as a business can offer as well as a look at our range of polystyrene compactors.
The Benefits of Working With Greenbank
Here at Greenbank, we have over 25 years of experience under our belt. Helping companies improve the way they deal with waste and become more sustainable is what we do best. In particular, we’re experts at dealing with polystyrene. There are many misconceptions when it comes to recycling polystyrene — many businesses don’t actually know that it’s a recyclable material.
However, to recycle polystyrene, you need to have the correct type of machinery in place. This machinery is known as a polystyrene compactor. There are different types of polystyrene compactors available on the market. Which one is right for you will depend on the size of your business and your waste goals.
That’s where we can step in and make all the difference. We’ve worked with many household names in the past. Our team will take the time to understand your needs and develop a solution built to your exact requirements.
The first step in making this happen is through a waste audit. Here, our experienced technical advisors will visit your site and gather information on your waste streams, existing machinery and labour requirements.This will help us devise a waste strategy and create a tailored solution for your polystyrene, which will benefit your business in many different ways. Some of the key benefits include:
- You'll quickly start to hit your sustainability goals and have a positive impact on the planet.
- As the rebate price for polystyrene continues to rise (and quickly), you'll also start to see improvements to your bottom line. Polystyrene can actually be sold for up to £600 per tonne.
- Stop sending your polystyrene waste landfill. This is an extremely expensive cost to many businesses. Recycling is undoubtedly the cheaper option over time.
- Create more space on your site. Polystyrene can quickly pile up over time and disrupt your operation. Our range of compactors will ensure this stops happening.
The Benefits of Our Range of Polystyrene Compactors
As we previously mentioned, you need to have a polystyrene compactor on your site to bale your polystyrene effectively.
But how do you know which one is right for your business? And how can you be sure the investment is going to be worthwhile? Don’t worry. That’s why we’re here. Our team has a vast range of experience working with these machines and we’ll ensure you make the right choice.
Our range of compactors offers many different benefits. Here’s a breakdown of each of them and how they can have a significant impact on your operation:
This robust, low maintenance machine is highly versatile, meaning it can work with both dry and wet polystyrene. It’s also capable of reaching high levels of compaction. If your business deals with high levels of polystyrene, it could be right for you.
The SC1100 is also straightforward to use. This means anyone in your business will be able to quickly pick up how to use it. However, don’t worry if you haven’t used a waste compactor before. Our friendly engineer will show you the ropes when we install it at your site.
Although it can deal with high volumes of waste, it’s the smallest in our product range. Therefore, it’s great for businesses operating on a small site who are dealing with smaller throughputs of polystyrene
Check out the video below to learn more about this machine and see how it works in practice:
The Cobalt SC2100 Compactor can compact large throughputs of material and can handle up to 80kg of EPS per hour. This means your business can compact large quantities at speed and sell it at a profitable rate.
This model also benefits from a remote monitoring system. Machine settings can be monitored and adjusted from any location at any time of day. This is a huge benefit because it'll allow your business to reduce downtime and save money on labour costs.
You can also track the number of blocks produced, which will aid you in better decision-making. If the machine isn’t helping you meet your goals, you can tweak the settings so you can see improvements quickly.
Check out the video below to see the SC2100 in action:
The largest polystyrene compactor in our range, the SC3100, can handle up to 220kg of EPS per hour, which is realistically as fast as an operator can load it. This machine is by far one of the fastest performing compacting machines on the market and is ideal for large businesses dealing with extensive amounts of polystyrene.
Easy to handle with a volume reduction of around 50:1, the SC3100 will deal with all of your polystyrene so your team can spend their time focusing on more business-critical tasks. This results in you having a more motivated workforce who are focused on taking your business to the next level.
Similar to the SC2100, this compactor also has a remote monitoring system as standard. Manage it from anywhere, track its performance and ensure it’s providing optimum value and contributing to hitting all of your sustainability goals.
Watch this video to take a deeper look at this fantastic product:
Achieve ROI and Become More Cost-Efficient With the Right Provider
We get it; choosing a waste partner is a big decision. You want to work with someone who helps you achieve ROI and become more efficient. That’s why we’ve created a checklist that will aid you in your decision.
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