Food production equipment sanitation is serious business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every year foodborne illnesses sicken 48 million people, hospitalize 128,000, and, tragically, kill 3,000. With numbers like those, it's easy to see why the government is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of bacterial and viral infections via food.
The global recycling market is changing rapidly, and that can leave municipal plastic recycling programs struggling to find enough end users to stay in business. More than ever, post-consumer plastics are competing with virgin resins. This, in turn, is placing new pressures on materials recovery facilities (MRF) and the municipalities that hire them to produce pristine bales of reclaimed plastics; high levels of contamination are no longer acceptable.
China's changing national policy on raw recycling imports is creating serious new challenges in the U.S. recyclables market. Bales of paper and plastic scrap, which would typically already be on ships bound to China's many recycling processors, are now building up in stockpiles across the United States. Materials recovery facilities (MRFs) are on a desperate hunt for new end users.
To safely manage a municipal or commercial waste stream, you need central collection points, that is, dumpsters. As ergonomic operations improve across industries, many decision-makers also invest in equipment that protects staff and improves productivity at the dumpster lip, that is, Bin Tippers.
Solus Group, a leading online supplier of material handling equipment for warehouses, general industry, and forklift battery rooms, has been granted approved status with the U.S. government's General Services Administration. This designation allows agencies across the federal government access to the best-in-class equipment and expert support that Solus Group provides.
It's easy to overlook industrial containers. We focus so often on material handling equipment itself that we forget the importance of standardization for the things that hold bulk product. In order to maintain the pace of material handling necessary in so many industries, though, the equipment must be compatible with the containers — and that means standard bin sizes.