Sustainable Sips: Join Us Monthly For A Morning Brew of Insight

Sustainable Sips: Join Us Monthly For A Morning Brew of Insight

At IMPACT Recycling Partners, we believe in more than just recycling – we’re passionate about education, sustainability, and building a community around eco-conscious practices. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our newest endeavor: Sustainable Sips, a monthly webinar series designed to invigorate your mornings with knowledge and conversation, all over a steaming cup of coffee.

Each month, Sustainable Sips delves into a different facet of our operations, offering an insider’s look at how we’re making a difference in the world of recycling and waste management. From the innovative technology behind our tiger depacking unit to the economic and environmental advantages of selling reusable boxes, we cover it all.

Our inaugural episode in February set the stage, showcasing the intricate process of our tiger depackaging unit in action. Led by our knowledgeable host, Mary Linn Leonards, viewers were treated to a firsthand glimpse of materials being transformed and repurposed right before their eyes. Find that episode here.

In March, we explored the transformative power of our reusable box program, sharing success stories and practical insights into our used box programs. From food and beverage giants to pharmaceutical innovators, we’ve helped leading manufacturers embrace sustainability while enhancing their bottom line. Find that episode here.

And now, as we approach April, we’re gearing up for our next installment on Tuesday, April 23rd at 9 am. This month’s focus? The managed waste side of our business. Join Mary Linn Leonards as she unpacks the benefits of partnering with IMPACT Recycling Partners, shares client success stories, and guides you through the process of getting started. Register for our upcoming event here.

But the perks of joining us don’t end there. We believe in rewarding our community for their engagement and feedback. That’s why when you sign up for our webinar, attend, and share your thoughts in our post-event survey, you’ll receive a $25 Starbucks gift card as a token of our appreciation.

So, why not start your morning on a sustainable note with IMPACT Recycling Partners? Let’s sip and learn together, forging a brighter, greener future, one webinar at a time. Register for our next event today and be part of the conversation.

Blooming Business: IMPACT Recycling Partners’ Best Kept Secret

IMPACT Recycling Partners (IRP) has a secret. A secret that has been quietly benefiting companies for years. The key to this secret? Floral trays

Across the Northeast and Midwest, greenhouses have been benefiting from IRP’s innovative approach to packaging solutions. With over a million floral trays sold, IRP has become a trusted partner for businesses aiming to save money while embracing eco-friendly practices. Our largest customer saved over $45,000 in 2023 by utilizing this material for their business!

These trays play a crucial role in IRP’s mission to reduce packaging costs while promoting sustainability. Unlike recycled boxes, these trays are brand new from manufacturing mills. Leveraging their network of manufacturers, IRP seizes opportunities to acquire excess trays, ensuring a steady and varied inventory.

The process is simple yet effective: customers purchase these trays in flat-pack form on pallets, requiring just a few staples to assemble. In addition to traditional trays, IRP occasionally has self-locking options, providing versatility to meet diverse needs.

Available in a range of sizes, our inventory constantly evolves to try and match demand. Popular sizes like 17 x 12 x 3 are frequently sought after, while smaller options such as 15 x 11 x 2 and 14 x 10 x 3 cater to specific requirements.

While these trays may bear branding from their original purpose—think Gatorade, Coca Cola, Kraft, and Arizona Iced Tea—they offer substantial savings compared to traditional floral trays. Whether you’re purchasing a trailer load or a pallet order, IRP ensures a consistent pricing structure, passing on savings to all customers.

As spring arrives and demand surges, our trays are moving fast. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to streamline your packaging process and save money with IRP. Get in touch today to secure your order and experience the difference firsthand.

Unlocking Insights: Understanding IMPACT’s Sustainability Reports

At the close of each month, IMPACT Recycling Partners (IRP) dedicates itself to compiling a comprehensive report for each of its esteemed vendors. Mailed alongside your rebate check, typically arriving around the 15th of the subsequent month, this report is far more than just a piece of paper—it’s a window into the impact of your recycling efforts.

Let’s delve into what you can expect to find within this invaluable document:

1. Commodity Breakdown:

The monthly report kicks off with a detailed breakdown of all the materials IRP has received from your facility. Whether it’s mixed trailer loads of various commodities or specific materials outlined in your program proposal, each item is meticulously listed along with its corresponding volume, measured in weight or piece count.

2. Revenue Insights:

Next to each commodity, you’ll discover the revenue generated. From reusable boxes to baled cardboard and plastics, this section elucidates precisely how much each material has contributed to your revenue stream. This information isn’t just about past transactions; it’s a strategic tool for forecasting and optimizing your recycling efforts, especially during peak seasons.

3. Per Load Data

Efficiency is key in every aspect of business, and freight management is no exception. The report includes the date and trailer number of each pick-up or trailer swap at your facility, alongside the tonnage or piece count of commodities pulled per trailer load. By maximizing the weight on each trailer, we ensure efficiency while minimizing environmental impact—a win-win scenario.

We understand that every vendor’s needs and preferences are unique. That’s why we offer customization options for your monthly report. Whether you want to highlight specific metrics, track progress towards sustainability goals, or showcase tonnage diverted from landfills, we’re here to tailor the report to fit your requirements.

Monthly reports aren’t just administrative documents—they’re snapshots of your facility’s recycling efforts and waste revenue streams. Our goal is to provide you with insights that empower you to make informed decisions and proudly showcase your sustainability achievements. We invite you to reach out to explore how we can further customize your report to suit your needs.


Transforming Waste Stream Management: Impact Recycling Partner’s Solution

In this age of heightened environmental consciousness, businesses are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of managing their waste streams responsibly. From collection to disposal, every step in the waste management process plays a crucial role in minimizing environmental impact and promoting sustainability. Amidst this imperative, Impact Recycling Partners (IRP) emerges as a pioneering force, offering comprehensive solutions that redefine the standards of waste stream management.

Gone are the days when waste management was merely an afterthought or a burdensome task to be handled without much consideration for its environmental consequences. Today, businesses understand that effective waste stream management is essential for achieving sustainability goals and maintaining corporate responsibility.

At the forefront of this shift in perspective stands Impact Recycling Partners (IRP), a leader in the field of waste stream management. IRP’s approach is holistic, encompassing every aspect of the waste management process, from the initial collection of materials to their ultimate disposal. What sets IRP apart is not just their commitment to environmental sustainability but also their innovative methods and unwavering dedication to their clients’ success.

IRP’s services begin with a thorough facility audit, where they meticulously assess the specific waste streams within a client’s operations. This initial step serves as the foundation for developing tailored solutions that address the unique challenges and opportunities present in each case. Whether it’s structuring rebate programs to maximize returns, sourcing local outlets for waste processing, or implementing streamlined management systems, IRP ensures that every aspect of waste stream management is optimized for efficiency and sustainability.

One of the most interesting aspects of IRP’s approach is its tangible impact on the companies they serve. Take, for example, a multinational food products company that sought to reduce its environmental footprint. Faced with the challenge of managing substantial material volumes across multiple facilities, the company turned to IRP for a solution. Through IRP’s coordinated approach and innovative solutions, the company not only achieved its sustainability objectives but also improved operational efficiency—a testament to the transformative power of effective waste stream management.

IRP’s track record of success spans generations of expertise and commitment to growth, customer partnership, and sustainability. Beyond providing services, IRP serves as a dedicated partner for the future, championing diversity and innovation in waste stream management practices. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and organizations across industries, IRP leads the way in redefining the standards of waste stream management.

Impact Recycling Partners represents the map for a more sustainable future. As businesses navigate the complexities of waste stream management in an increasingly environmentally conscious world, IRP stands ready to guide them towards success. With their holistic solutions and unwavering commitment to excellence, IRP is transforming waste stream management from a challenge into an opportunity for positive change.

Baling Plastic and Other Loose Commodities: Securing Sustainability with Cardboard

In the realm of waste management and recycling, education on best practice is key to creating sustainable solutions that benefit both the environment and businesses. One such practice is the use of cardboard to secure materials such as plastic and other loose commodities in bales. This approach not only enhances the efficiency of baling but also contributes to reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Why Baling Matters:

Baling is a fundamental process in recycling operations, where materials like plastic, paper, cardboard, and metals are compacted and bound together into bales for easier handling, transportation, and recycling. However, dealing with loose commodities poses challenges in terms of stability and efficiency during the baling process.

The Role of Cardboard:

Enter cardboard – a versatile material commonly used in packaging and shipping. By strategically placing cardboard on the front and back of bales containing plastic and other loose materials, recyclers can address several key concerns:

  1. Enhanced Stability: Loose commodities can shift and become unstable during the baling process, leading to inefficiencies and safety hazards. Placing cardboard on the front and back of bales provides structural support, minimizing the risk of collapse and ensuring the integrity of the bales.
  2. Improved Handling: Bales secured with cardboard are easier to handle and transport. The added rigidity from the cardboard helps maintain the shape of the bale, reducing the likelihood of deformation or damage during handling and transportation.
  3. Facilitated Recycling: Properly secured bales streamline the recycling process. Recycling facilities can more efficiently process bales containing a uniform mix of materials, leading to increased throughput and higher recycling rates.

Environmental and Economic Benefits:

The practice of using cardboard to secure bales of plastic and other loose commodities offers several significant benefits:

  • Waste Reduction: By efficiently baling loose materials, recyclers can minimize waste and maximize the recovery of valuable resources. This contributes to the conservation of natural resources and reduces the environmental impact of landfilling.
  • Cost Savings: Improved efficiency in baling operations translates to cost savings for recycling facilities. Reduced labor requirements, increased throughput, and optimized transportation result in a more cost-effective and sustainable waste management process.
  • Promotion of Circular Economy: Securing materials with cardboard aligns with the principles of the circular economy by facilitating the recycling and reuse of resources. By closing the loop on material flows, we can create a more sustainable and resilient economy.

Approaches such as using cardboard to secure bales of plastic and other loose commodities exemplify the spirit of sustainability and resource efficiency in recycling. Recyclers can enhance the stability, efficiency, and recyclability of bales, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable future.

As we continue to explore new solutions to address environmental challenges, they offer tangible opportunities to advance the circular economy and promote responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources. Through collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to sustainability, we can create a world where waste is minimized, resources are maximized, and future generations thrive.

Unveiling the Versatility of Gaylord Boxes: A Backbone of the Supply Chain

The term “gaylord box” traces its origins back to the Gaylord Container Company in the 1980s, defining these corrugated containers that roughly fit on a standard 48×40 pallet. They stand as indispensable assets within the logistics landscape, capable of accommodating a wide array of materials from metals and plastics to clothing and even watermelons found at your local grocery store. Gaylord boxes play a pivotal role in facilitating smooth supply chain operations.

Primarily sourced from plastic resin manufacturers who utilize them for transporting pellets, gaylord boxes are essentially single-use containers ripe for repurposing. Despite their initial purpose, these containers come in various shapes, sizes, and wall thicknesses, united by their reusability.

Moreover, there exists a significant abundance of gaylord boxes sourced from produce manufacturers. Initially employed for transporting produce, these boxes undergo thorough cleaning by our team to ensure they are primed for reuse. Distributed nationwide, these repurposed gaylord boxes serve diverse industries, contributing to sustainable logistics practices.

Enter IMPACT Recycling Partners, a key player in the sustainable handling of once-used gaylord boxes. By acquiring and redistributing these containers, they bridge the gap between supply and demand, catering to various industries with specific container needs. We are committed to purchasing all recurring streams of gaylord boxes by the trailer load at competitive pricing.

Different industries have unique preferences. For example, metal recycling highly values the sturdy 5-wall octagon gaylord boxes for securely containing heavy materials, while retail distribution centers favor the taller, triple-wall rectangle gaylords, standing impressively at 40 inches, to accommodate their diverse inventory. Donation centers opt for the more accessible 30-inch tall gaylords, facilitating efficient sorting of donated items by their staff.

Gaylord boxes transcend mere containers; they’re versatile assets that adapt to the distinctive demands of various industries, facilitating the seamless flow of goods while championing sustainability through reuse. The next time you encounter a gaylord box, whether at your local supermarket or within an industrial facility, you may perceive it not just as a container, but as a cornerstone of efficient sustainable logistics.

Déjà vu? Adapting to Escalating Box Prices: The Solution

At the beginning of the year, we shared insights on navigating the challenges posed by rising prices of manufactured boxes (you can revisit that blog here). However, as we find ourselves still early in the year, another hurdle emerges: yet another round of price increases in manufactured boxes. This latest surge is attributed to a significant rise in linerboard pricing, soaring by $40 per ton as reported by the PPI Index.

With each uptick in manufactured box prices, businesses are forced to recalibrate their cost projections and budgeting strategies for the year ahead. As we approach the end of Q1 in 2024, it’s crucial for retailers, wholesalers, commissaries, and other stakeholders to explore alternative solutions to mitigate the impact of these continuous price hikes.

Enter the once-used box—a solution gaining traction amidst the turbulence of escalating box prices. While the allure of brand-new packaging may seem appealing, the value proposition offered by once-used boxes cannot be overlooked. These boxes, having served their initial purpose, still retain structural integrity and functionality, making them a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality.

Moreover, opting for once-used boxes not only aids in cost containment but also aligns with sustainability objectives. By giving these boxes a second life, businesses contribute to reducing waste and minimizing their environmental footprint—a win-win scenario for both the bottom line and the planet.

As we navigate through these uncertain times marked by fluctuating box prices, it’s essential for businesses to remain agile and open to exploring innovative solutions. Embracing once-used boxes presents an opportunity to adapt to market dynamics while demonstrating a commitment to fiscal responsibility and environmental stewardship.

As we confront yet another round of price increases in manufactured boxes, the time is ripe for businesses to reevaluate their packaging strategies. By embracing the value and sustainability of once-used boxes, organizations can weather the storm of rising costs while charting a course towards a more resilient and environmentally conscious future. Let’s seize this opportunity to rethink, reimagine, and reinvent our approach to packaging in 2024 and beyond.

Making a Sustainable Impact through Reforestation with One Tree Planted

In today’s world partnerships that prioritize sustainability and conservation efforts are crucial. Among such collaborations, the alliance between IMPACT Recycling Partners and One Tree Planted stands out as a beacon of hope for our planet’s future.

IMPACT Recycling Partners, a leading player in the recycling industry, has long been dedicated to reducing waste and promoting environmental sustainability. Through innovative recycling solutions and a commitment to responsible business practices, they have consistently demonstrated their dedication to preserving the environment for future generations.

Recently, IMPACT Recycling Partners announced an exciting partnership with One Tree Planted, a renowned non-profit organization specializing in global reforestation efforts. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in both companies’ shared mission to combat climate change and restore our planet’s precious ecosystems.

The significance of such a partnership cannot be overstated. By aligning their efforts, IMPACT Recycling Partners and One Tree Planted are leveraging their respective strengths to create a more sustainable future. Through the simple act of recycling, businesses and individuals can now make a tangible difference in the fight against climate change and deforestation.

But the benefits of this collaboration extend far beyond environmental conservation alone. Reforestation efforts supported by One Tree Planted have a profound impact on local communities, fostering biodiversity, supporting livelihoods, and mitigating the effects of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. By investing in reforestation, IMPACT Recycling Partners is not only fulfilling its corporate responsibility but also empowering communities and promoting social resilience.

As we look to the future, it is partnerships like these that give us hope. By joining forces to address the pressing environmental issues of our time, companies and organizations can pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient world. Through their collaboration, IMPACT Recycling Partners and One Tree Planted are not only planting trees but also sowing the seeds of a brighter future for generations to come.

Transforming Waste: Impact Recycling Partners Unleashes the Tiger Depackaging Unit

Did you know that globally, nearly one-third of all food produced is wasted? It’s a staggering statistic that underscores the urgent need for innovative solutions in waste management. At Impact Recycling Partners, we’re committed to addressing this challenge head-on, which is why we’re thrilled to unveil our latest game-changing innovation: the Tiger Depackaging Unit.

Revolutionizing Waste Management

The Tiger Depackaging Unit isn’t just another piece of machinery; it’s a transformative solution that redefines how we approach waste management in the food industry. With its cutting-edge technology, we’re poised to lead the charge towards a more sustainable and profitable future.

Key Benefits of the Tiger Depackaging Unit

Cost Recovery and Compliance: By investing in the Tiger, we’re empowering businesses to recover costs and maintain compliance with evolving regulatory requirements. Our depackaging services ensure that no valuable resource goes to waste, all while adhering to the highest environmental standards.

Compact and Cost-Effective Design: The Tiger’s compact design makes it a perfect fit for businesses of all sizes. Its cost-effectiveness ensures that clients can manage their waste streams efficiently without breaking the bank.

Who Can Benefit from Our Services?

Food Manufacturers: Trust us with the responsible processing of damaged, off-spec, or expired products, and turn waste into a valuable revenue stream.

Transfer Stations: Partner with us to process organic waste streams on-site, ensuring compliance with landfill diversion policies.

Municipalities: Collaborate with Impact Recycling Partners to achieve regulatory compliance and unlock additional revenue from food waste and organics.

Food Service Operators: Optimize your waste streams by partnering with us to separate organic material, reducing overhead costs and maximizing value.

Items We Accept

  • Canned Goods
  • Tetra Pak Cartons
  • Cardboard Packaged Foods
  • Plastic Packaged Foods
  • Contaminated Food Waste
  • Dairy Products

Join Us on the Journey Towards Sustainability

As Impact Recycling Partners embraces the Tiger Depackaging Unit, we invite businesses and institutions to join us on this transformative journey towards a greener tomorrow. Let’s work together to not only manage waste but to transform it into valuable resources that benefit us all.

Feel Boxed In? A Guide to See if You Qualify for Our Used Box Program

If your business is swimming in a sea of surplus cardboard boxes – whether they’re for caps, bottles, lids, or other components – you’ve landed in the right place. Impact Recycling Partners has been at the forefront of packaging waste solutions for 50 years, and our Used Box Program is here to provide your company with a sustainable and lucrative way to manage surplus materials.

Before delving into the qualifications, let’s explore why your company should be interested in our program. Impact Recycling Partners recognizes the inherent value in giving used boxes a second life. Our Used Box Program offers a myriad of benefits:

Maximize Rebates: By participating in our program, you can maximize rebates, turning your used boxes into a potential source of revenue for your business. Impact Recycling’s rebates fall between $150 – $300 per ton depending on the box sizes.

Reduce Labor: Our program streamlines the waste management process, reducing the labor required for handling surplus cardboard boxes within your facility.

Market Fluctuation Protection: Partnering with Impact Recycling Partners shields your business from market fluctuations, providing stability in the management of your used packaging materials.

Now, let’s determine if your company qualifies for our Used Box Program.

Generating 300 or more of the same-sized cardboard boxes is a crucial criterion. Whether your business is in the beverage industry, pharmaceutical sector, or any other sector with similar packaging needs, substantial volumes are welcomed.

Do you have open dock doors for our drop trailer? Alternatively, is there floor space available to hold a half or full load of used boxes stacked on pallets? This is vital, as Impact Recycling Partners can maximize your rebate by purchasing boxes in bulk.

Having adequate dock or floor space is ideal, but if not, we may still be able to assist. Impact Recycling Partners can pick up your materials with our 26′ box truck, providing a flexible solution tailored to your business needs.

To get started, evaluate your box volume per day. Make sure they are the same sized boxes being generated. Ensure that you have open dock door or sufficient floor space to accommodate our program. Last, but most importantly, reach out to our team to express your interest and provide this information. We are happy to help.

Don’t let surplus cardboard boxes be a burden to your business. Impact Recycling Partners’ Used Box Program is designed to turn these materials into opportunities for revenue and sustainability. Contact us today to explore how your company can benefit from this transformative program and break free from feeling boxed in!

Revitalizing History: The Transformation of Luzerne Depot by Impact Recycling Partners

Nestled in North Philadelphia, Luzerne Depot, once the largest precast concrete structure for trolleys in the world, faced the imminent threat of demolition in 2003. However, against the odds, this historic site found a new lease on life when Impact Recycling Partners stepped in to preserve its rich heritage. Let’s take a journey through time to explore the rise, decline, and remarkable revival of Luzerne Depot.

Constructed in 1913, Luzerne Depot emerged as a testament to early 20th-century engineering prowess. Boasting space for 355 trolleys and an additional 115 in the adjacent yard, it played a crucial role in Philadelphia’s public transportation system. Its architectural sibling, Callowhill Depot in West Philadelphia, shared similar blueprints and contributed to the city’s efficient transit network.

The 1950s marked a significant turning point for Luzerne Depot. The National City Lines’ takeover of the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) and the subsequent scrapping of numerous trolleys led to a portion of Luzerne being repurposed as a diesel bus garage. Over the years, the facility gradually shifted from its original rail-centric design to accommodate an increasing number of buses.

By 1992, the last remnants of rail service were replaced with diesel buses, culminating in Luzerne Depot’s complete closure in April 1997. Despite SEPTA’s promise to revive the North Philadelphia streetcar system with new trolleys, the reality saw bus operations moved to the modern Midvale District, leaving Luzerne dormant and disconnected from its storied past.

In 2003, Luzerne Depot faced an existential crisis. Plans for its demolition loomed large, threatening to erase a vital piece of Philadelphia’s history. The SEPTA website’s announcement detailed the scope of work, including the demolition of the sprawling 40,000-square-foot Luzerne Carhouse and Transportation Building. The fate of this iconic structure hung in the balance.

Just when it seemed like Luzerne Depot’s fate was sealed, a glimmer of hope emerged. Impact Recycling Partners, recognizing the historical and architectural significance of the site, intervened to rescue it from the wrecking ball. The decision to preserve rather than demolish marked a crucial turning point, not just for Luzerne Depot but for the community that cherished its memories.

Under the stewardship of Impact Recycling Partners, Luzerne Depot underwent a transformation that celebrated its history while embracing the needs of the present. Adaptive reuse strategies were employed to breathe new life into the structure, aligning it with contemporary sustainability goals.

Luzerne Depot’s journey from the brink of demolition to a revitalized, purpose-driven existence reflects the delicate balance between preserving history and embracing progress. Impact Recycling Partners’ intervention not only saved a landmark but also contributed to the ongoing narrative of sustainable urban development. Luzerne Depot stands today as a symbol of resilience, reminding us that with thoughtful stewardship, and that reuse is our foundation.

Protect Your Product and Your Pocket: Corrugated Sheets Available at Discounts

In the fast-paced world of shipping and storage, the importance of effective packaging cannot be overstated. It’s not just about wrapping your products; it’s about safeguarding your investments and ensuring they reach their destination intact. Impact Recycling Partners understands this and has made a concerted effort to bring on supply for you this year. We are proud to offer new and once used corrugated sheets to our offering for you.

Corrugated sheets are not just about providing a cushion; they’re about offering cost-effective protection. With discounted pricing compared to manufactured sheets, you can now fortify your products without breaking the bank. These sheets provide a robust layer of defense against shocks, impacts, and vibrations during transportation.

Imagine your products embarking on a journey, bouncing along on trailers, navigating rough terrains. Corrugated sheets act as armor, absorbing the bumps and jolts that can spell disaster for fragile items. The discounted pricing on these sheets ensures that your budget remains intact while your products remain unscathed.

When it comes to pallets, the right foundation is crucial. Corrugated sheets offer a sturdy base for your products, preventing damage. The discounted cost of these sheets allows you to invest in the quality foundation your products deserve, ensuring they stay secure and intact, even during pallet handling and storage.

Efficiency is the name of the game, and corrugated sheets play a key role in streamlining your packaging process. Easily customizable, these sheets can be tailored to fit various product sizes and shapes. This versatility, combined with discounted pricing, means you can optimize your packaging strategy without compromising on protection.

Corrugated sheets are the environmentally friendly choice. They are recyclable and easily baled after use, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enhance your product protection strategy while keeping your budget intact. The discounted corrugated sheets offer a smart and sustainable solution for safeguarding your products during transit and storage.

Invest wisely, protect confidently – because with corrugated sheets, your products are not just wrapped; they’re fortified. Ready to elevate your packaging game? Explore our discounted corrugated sheets today!