No matter what kind of business you run, your company is going to produce waste. It’s an unavoidable part of life that we all produce some kind of waste every day that could be headed to the landfill within a few days. However, you can help mitigate some of that by working with plastic recycling companies. If you’re still hesitant about recycling plastics, our team at Becher Plastics put together a list of six benefits for your business.
Reduced carbon footprint
One of the biggest ways you can benefit from recycling your plastics is by reducing your carbon footprint, which is the effect that your company has on the environment. You can demonstrate to your shareholders, customers, and employees that you’re conscious about the waste that your company produces and you’re doing what you can about trying to do something about it.
Maximizes business profitability
When you work directly with a plastic recycling company, they’re often going to buy your plastic waste materials from you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a small business or a major corporation, you’re likely going to produce enough plastic waste materials to bring in a good amount of money as a supplement to your business. Additionally, businesses that demonstrate a conscience in environmental responsibility are likely to draw in more quality clients.
Improves chances of securing business grants
There are going to be stringent standards that must be met anytime you’re applying to get free money from the government. By working with plastic recycling companies to minimize your carbon footprint while encouraging others in your industry to do the same, your company will look much better on paper. This increases your chances of qualifying for business grants to help with various aspects of your company.
Attract high-quality employees
Some of the best employees that you hire will have a legitimate concern for the well-being of those around them. This often goes beyond minimum kindness of asking co-workers how they’re doing each morning and extends to a real concern for the welfare of humanity. By demonstrating to prospective employees that you care about how you’re disposing of waste and working to reduce your carbon footprint, you’re going to attract some of the best talent in your field.
Certain materials simply aren’t sustainable when running a business. This includes some plastics that are made with fossil fuels, styrofoam, and some wood that can have a terrible impact on the environment. When you work with a plastic recycling company, you’re promoting the recycling industry. What’s more, you’re likely going to be making decisions on plastics that are you used in your facility regarding recyclability because you won’t want to miss out on the opportunities to recycle. This is a great step to promoting the use of sustainable products in your industry.
Encourages cheaper materials
We’ll all seen tags on items that say, “Made entirely from new materials.” This often makes a product more expensive as the company has to fabricate the materials from scratch then use them to create the product from there. The production of plastic isn’t a cheap process and it leads to the additional output of fossil fuels. In contrast, recycled plastics are much more affordable as there’s no production, and whatever form you buy your plastic it can be melted down to be used however you choose.
Contact us to get started
If you’ve been considering working with plastic recycling companies, get in touch with us at Becher Plastics. We’re experts in recycling plastic and sustainability so we can help your company put together a plan to reduce your carbon footprint. Give us a call at 920-809-4778 or send a message via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.