Con-Tech is proud to supply recycled, reconditioned and steel drum manufacturers the closures, fittings parts and accessories needed to ship materials safely and efficiently. We care about sustainability and work with like-minded partners, and are happy to know the United Nations is promoting more recycled packaging.
Because of growing expectations from end users, stakeholders and increasing market competition, companies are looking for meaningful ways to reduce their environmental footprints and costs. According to Recyling Today, a recent industry survey of packaging professionals revealed that sustainability is the greatest challenge facing the global packaging industry—a bigger concern than costs and packaging availability.
The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that more than 75 million tons of packaging waste are created every year by the aggregate of industrial, commercial and residential users. However, only approximately 50 percent of that quantity is reused or recycled. The outcome is that each year about 37 million tons find their way in the landfill, which stand fond a minimum of 30 percent of all municipal solid waste. For this reason, many leading businesses continuously increase their initiatives towards packaging waste reduction.
Depending, of course, on contents and condition of the drum when it is empty, as a general rule, a standard steel drum can be reused from three to seven times, depending on its condition and gauge, and a plastic drum can be reused up to eight times. Only when it cannot be reconditioned or remanufactured, should a container be slated for recycling.
We look forward to working with your company to provide goods and servives for your business. For more information on our drum parts and accessories contact Delmy Orellana.