Benefits of Having a Plastic Collection Plan

Benefits of Having a Plastic Collection Plan

By AAA Polymer | Plastic Collection

Jun 21

If you're looking to transform your business, a plastic collection plan may be the ideal solution. The Environmental Protection Agency reports plastic waste made up 12% of the 254 million tons generated in 2007. It's been observed that 90% of the waste accumulated by the municipal corporation is plastic waste.

Plastic is used by various commercial, industrial, and retail facilities for the manufacturing of various items and goods are used on a daily basis. One of the best ways to manage this waste is by starting a plastic collection plan for your facility. By doing so, you'll join a robust network of Green-minded people and companies who recycle millions of tons of plastic across the U.S. each year.

Simply put, a plastic collection plan or plastic recycling plan is good for business and much more. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of having a plastic collection plan.

Turn Your Plastic Trash into Cash

Did you know you can earn cash for your plastic waste? AAA Polymer will pay you fair market value for your plastic scrap. Whether you already have a program or are looking to implement a new plastic collection program, we can help. The process is relatively simple:

  1. Collect your plastic recyclable materials
  2. Bale the materials or loosely store it
  3. Contact AAA Polymer to schedule a pick up
  4. We collect your plastic recyclable materials and return them to our facility
  5. Your plastic recyclables are sorted, weighed, and processed.
  6. You receive cash for your trash

Save Money with a Plastic Collection Plan

By removing plastic scrap from your waste stream, you will naturally save money - first with a reduced cost of hauling trash to the disposal site. In most instances, this is a fixed charge for every time your trash container is picked up. A plastic collection program will deliver the lowest combined total cost of baling, collection, and transportation.

In addition to reducing the cost of hauling trash to the disposal site, a plastic collection program will reduce your tipping fee. The tipping fee is a charge levied on your waste when it's received by the processing facility and can range from $20 up to $100 per ton based on your location. With a plastic collection plan, you can redirect the funds spent on tipping fees to more critical areas of your business.

Clear Valuable Landfill Space

When plastic is sent to the landfill, it can stay there for a staggering 450 years. It can take some bottles 1000 years to biodegrade for even the smallest bottle. The only way you can remove this waste from landfills is to recycle it.

When you implement a plastic collection plan, you will protect and preserve precious landfill space. Instead of the space being used for a plastic landfill, it could be repurposed for more community oriented projects. And, for every ton of plastic that is recycled, most reports estimate 7 yards of landfill space is saved.

Conserve Natural Resources and Energy

Plastic recycling conserves energy, reduces water pollution, reduces air pollution, conserves natural resources, and minimizes greenhouse gases. Your plastic collection plan will have a direct impact on the environment. The results are

  • Cleaner air and water

  • More forested land

  • Less pollution

  • Increased open space

  • Reduced greenhouse gases

  • And more

While everyone knows and acknowledges recycling means less trash ending up in landfills, it also results in the conservation of natural resources and energy. By recycling, you can assist in conserving the additional 80% of the energy used in the process of making new plastic film, containers, plastic bottles, and other items.

Bolster Corporate Image & Create Jobs

Consumers simply love knowing the companies they do business with are socially responsible. And advertising your recycling efforts is a surefire way to bolster your corporate image and increase customer loyalty.

As an added bonus, the recycling industry creates jobs. The industry requires a much larger workforce than waste management. According to Stanford University, for every one job created in recycling collection, a staggering eight are created for manufacturing the recovered materials.

Contact AAA Polymer

The benefits of starting a plastic collection plan are far and many! Several companies similar to yours across the United States are working diligently to neutralize their carbon footprint by partnering with AAA Polymer. Whether you are just getting started or looking to improve your recycling program, the experts at AAA Polymer can help.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help implement a plastic collection plan for your facility.

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