Saving potentials with baling presses
Many companies face the decision of how to dispose of daily accumulating packaging material, films or other waste. Only very few companies can reuse these or even recycle this themselves (e.g. by means of own recycling or waste disposal facilities). The accumulated reusable materials can, on the one hand, be disposed of in a container or other vessel in an untreated condition. These containers are usually rented and collected from external service providers. On the other hand, the reusable materials can be compressed by a baling press and entered into the recycling chain again.
When making the decision of what type of disposal should be chosen, certain factors need to be taken into account.
In almost every company, packaging materials, films or other waste accumulates which needs to be disposed of. Usually the waste is stored for a certain amount of time and then collected and disposed of. However, waste materials such as for example cardboard boxes require a lot of storage space. If the waste is collected by a waste disposal service provider, this usually happens in defined intervals. In the mean time, the expensive storage space is blocked with waste.
Presses reduce the volume of the recyclable materials by up to 95%!
By using a baling press the volume of the recyclable materials can be reduced by up to 95%! As a result, less storage space is required. This way valuable storage space can be saved, which would otherwise be used by a huge amount of packaging material.
By using a baling press you can not only save storage space, but also rental costs for a disposal container provided by a service provision company. Because the reusable materials are immediately compressed into compact bales, there is no need for a disposal container in which non-compacted waste is stored temporarily.
Also, with the use of a baling press, this eliminates travel times of employees who transport the reusable materials to the collection point or the disposal container. Because the press is exactly where the waste accumulates. Travel times for employees, which can be significant, no longer apply.
You can save disposal costs when using a baling press!
The compacted bales not only save storage space, but also result in the optimal utilisation of lorries. Depending on the material compacted, up to 54 bales can be transported with a 24 tonne articulated lorry. Depending on the size, approx. 200 kg of material fit into a disposal container. The disposal container also needs to be collected and transported by a lorry. The frequency of lorry trips is much higher when using a disposal container, than when using a baling press.
This means, using a baling press makes optimal use of the lorry loading space. As a result, the necessary lorry trips for waste disposal are reduced to a minimum, which in turn saves costs. Also, CO2 savings are achieved.
Required space for a disposal container = 20 m2
Required space for baling press = 6 m2
According to the Federal Environment Agency, the industry, commerce, trade and service providers in Germany consume around 70% of the overall electricity. With 45%, the industry requires almost half of this. This power consumption has steadily increased in the last years. Therefore it is important to develop electric power saving potentials in these sectors.
Exploiting power saving potentials and reducing energy consumption not only has a positive effect on cost savings, but also on the environmental balance. The use of a baling press saves CO2. Baling presses reduce the volume of recyclable materials by up to 95%! With these compressed recycle bales, lorries for removal are optimally utilised. The number of required lorry trips is reduced, which again reduces CO2 pollution. Considering that the CO2 pollution for the disposal of 300 tonnes of non-compacted material is 5,640 kg, compared to 1,920 kg for 300 tonnes of compacted balls, there is every reason to compact reusable materials with a baling press.
With the saving of CO2, company costs for lorry trips are reduced.
When companies make use of containers for the disposal of waste, for space reasons, these are usually placed outside or far away from the building, but not at the place where the waste accumulates. This not only means long walking routes to the container, but also open gates and ramps, to reach the containers. A lot of energy is wasted on this. A baling press can be placed and used directly where the waste accumulates. By using a baling press, there is no energy loss as a result of open gates and ramps.
The rapid technology of the baling presses developed by HSM, is another energy saving element. Thanks to this technology, the baling presses are particularly energy-saving and efficient. This means that the press requires lower start-up current, has an up to 40% reduced cycle time and despite a higher throughput, a 40% lower power consumption compared to standard drives. This can significantly reduce power consumption.
Using a baling press not only generates energy savings and CO2 reductions for the company, but also the CO2 savings when using a baling press protect the environment. Therefore, a baling press pays off double.
The use of a baling press not only pays off by saving various costs, energy or CO2 emissions, but also by the possibility of generating extra income. By using a baling press the volume of mountains of waste can be reduced by up to 95%! Through compression, unmixed recycling bales are created. These can be used in the recycling chain as a secondary raw material.
Secondary raw materials are used in the manufacturing of new raw materials. In 2018, the recovered paper utilisation rate in Germany for the production of paper, cardboards and cardboard boxes was 75%. In the production of newspapers and corrugated paper, the percentage of used recycled paper in 2018 was even 100%. This makes unmixed recycled material bales valuable goods.
Cost and energy can be saved by using a baling press. The CO2 reduction not only pays off for the environment, but also for the company. The production of unmixed bales can be used in the recycling chain as a valuable secondary raw material, and thus generate income.
There are both potentials for savings and income opportunities.
Using a baling press always pays off!