Here at Ballyhoo Plastics, the providers of the best plastics for manufacturing companies of all sizes, we understand that our company has a sizable impact on the environment. Because we provide plastics for manufacturing, we’re helping to maintain the plastic pollution epidemic that’s happening around the world. As such, we’ve realized that, because we’re part of the problem, we should also be part of the solution. Here at Ballyhoo, we offer professional plastic recycling services to help remove plastics from local landfills and ecosystems. In today’s blog, we thought we could provide some tips on how companies and individuals can help reduce their plastic waste.
How To Reduce Your Plastic Waste
Invest In Recycling
Plastic is made from fossil fuels, more specifically oil and petroleum products. Because of this, plastic takes an incredibly long time to break down and decompose. On average, plastic bags take around 10 - 20 years to decompose in landfills, while plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to break down. It’s estimated that some plastics can even take up to 1,000 years to decompose in most landfills.
Even though it may cost a little more at first, investing in recycling services can help your company as well as the planet. Many states give companies incentives to recycle, or might even require it in some instances. Investing in recycling services for your business could give your business tax relief, or at least make sure that you’re complying with local and state laws. On top of that, you and your entire company will feel better knowing that you’re helping to keep plastics out of landfills.
Reduce Unnecessary Plastics
Plastic is a major component of our modern world. Nearly all businesses use plastics in one way or another. While some plastics are essential to businesses, our economy, and our modern way of life, others aren’t needed as much. Plastic eating utensils and straws are some of the most abundant forms of plastics found in landfills and ecosystems around the world. Providing reusable eating utensils and encouraging employees to bring their own from home is a great way to cut down on plastic waste as well as unnecessary costs. Similarly, things like plastic cups, coffee lids, and more can all be replaced with reusable items. You can also incentivize employees to bring their own reusable materials from home, or pass out branded reusable items for a fun surprise.
Buy In Bulk
Instead of buying in multiple installments, you can actually save time, money, and the planet by purchasing in bulk. Buying in bulk ensures that you get all of the materials you need (and then some) while also helping to reduce waste from things like packing materials and carbon emissions from transportation. It also helps to make sure that you get all of the materials you need at once rather than having to wait for everything to eventually show up.
When you need professional plastic recycling services in Corpus Christi, be sure to partner with Ballyhoo Plastics. We can help your company get rid of or repurpose all kinds of plastic materials. From plastic shredding to destruction, you can rely on Ballyhoo for all of our plastic recycling needs. Learn more about our plastic recycling services, get to know our plastic recycling company, or contact Ballyhoo Plastics to answer any questions you may have.