Why Reusable Parts Container Cleaning is Eco-Friendly
“Going Green” is an important consideration in almost every manufacturing industry.
And with billions of parts and components manufactured in the U.S. annually – including 787 billion U.S. dollars worth of automotive parts alone – the American manufacturing sector has a huge impact on our country’s carbon footprint. This should come as no surprise since a single car is made up of approximately 30,000 individual parts!
But reusable plastic parts container washing services can dramatically contribute to environmental sustainability. In this article the parts container cleaning experts at Clark Logic discuss the many ways that using washable, reusable plastic parts containers can help protect the planet, as well as reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
The History of Reusable Parts Containers
It’s hard to believe that at one time manufactured parts were stored and delivered in disposable cardboard packaging. The automotive manufacturing sector was actually the first industry to require reusable dunnage washing services.
It was not until the 1960s and 1970s that reusable plastic bulk bins and pallets were gaining acceptance in the automotive industry. And, by the mid-1980s, reusable plastic containers and pallets were finally in widespread use among auto manufacturers.
Other manufacturing industries soon followed suit, and today most industrial components are packaged in reusable containers rather than disposable cardboard or plastic. Today plastic bins, pallets are a more contemporary approach that helps to minimize the amount of waste produced.
How Washing Reusable Parts Containers Protects the Environment
Using reusable parts containers that can be cleaned rather than discarded protects the environment in a variety of ways, including:
#1. Reusable plastic parts containers can be used dozens or even hundreds of times during their lifecycle, so they don’t contaminate the environment like single-use packaging does.
#2. Reusable plastic parts containers help to save over 2 million trees per year, by replacing carboard parts packaging.
#3. Reusable plastic parts containers help keep thousands of tons out of refuse out of landfills.
#4. Using high pressure washing and thermostat-controlled heat can remove dirt, grease, oil and debris without the need for harsh or toxic solvents.
#5. When detergents or cleaning solvents are required to remove grease, oil and other stubborn contaminants, eco-friendly plant-based bio-solvents can be used to reduce a company’s carbon footprint. These “green” cleaners are derived from renewable and sustainable earth-grown products that do not pollute the planet.
Eco-Friendly Reusable Plastic Container Cleaning
At Clark Logic we are committed to sustainability and are conscious that the products we use to clean your reusable containers will have a lasting impact on the environment.
The reusable plastic container cleaning professionals at Clark Logic are experts at identifying the most effective and eco-friendly products for every unique dunnage washing project. We choose the most environmentally friendly products possible to clean your reusable packaging, to ensure the smallest environmental impact.
The dunnage cleaning products we use to clean your containers will be custom tailored to meet your specific needs, including your regulatory compliance requirements. Depending upon the type of containers you need cleaned we may recommend products – including solvents, detergents, degreasers, and more that have one or more of environmental certifications, including:
- ISO 14001 Compliance
- ISO 31000 Compliance
- Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IIRC)
- LEED Compliant
- Many others.
Eco-Friendly Reusable Parts Container Cleaning
If eco-friendly reusable plastic container cleaning solutions are what you need, call Clark Logic for a free project analysis and quote. We will show you how our turnkey dunnage solutions can help you meet or exceed your organization’s environmental compliance benchmarks – efficiently and extremely cost-effectively.
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