PET Straps: Economic and Environmental Recovery

polyester strap on wood Polyester straps can be made up of polyethylene terephthalate or PET. Polyester straps are lightweight and resistant to corrosion. Such straps are likewise safe and easy to use. As such, injuries are kept to a minimum.

In addition, they cost 40% less than steel straps. With its tensile strength, polyester straps have a wide variety of uses, especially in the storage and transport of heavy items. More so, such straps are able to contain shifting loads, which expand and contract, depending on the temperature. This type of solution is easily threaded into a metal buckle. Then, tensioners are used to hold the polyester strap in place.

From Mining to Freight Forwarding

Some industries that use PET strapping include mining, marine, logistics packers, freight forwarding and metalworking. Mining companies strap their payload into trucks. Logistics companies store and pack import and export products using polyester straps.

From Trash to Cash

Once a cargo is delivered, a person immediately disposes of the straps. This can add to trash collected in landfills. On the other hand, PET straps can be recycled into new PET products. Some recycling companies have reclamation programs for these types of products. The strap is shredded in a scrap chopper, melted, and reformed into textiles, carpets or other products. Some of these new products can then be further recycled. As a bonus, collecting and sorting wastes can bring more jobs to the community.

Taxes or levies are now being added to the use of landfills in different places around the world. There are now high penalties for improper disposal of recyclable materials. On the individual level, a person should commit to recycling. By recycling, fewer energy sources are needed to manufacture products. When fewer products are manufactured in factories, the warming of the planet and its destruction may possibly slow down as well.