How long can you reuse absorbent mats? Closed Loop did a case study to give you an accurate shelf life for your reusable, poly-backed absorbent mats.
How to Dispose of Oil Absorbent Pads
Rather than deciding to dispose of oil absorbent pads, consider the benefits of reusable oil absorbents. Disposing of oil absorbent pads negatively impacts the environment and your budget.
When you purchase disposable pads, you only get one use out of them before it’s time to throw them away, forcing you to buy new inventory sooner rather than later. You’re spending more money than you should and you’re also contributing to landfill buildup of oily waste. This harmful disposal method of oil absorbent pads has environmental consequences, including:
- Overflowing Landfills: While landfills are used as designated spots to deposit waste, continuing to dispose of solid waste, such as oil absorbent pads, releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
- Pollution: Oil-soaked, disposable materials that end up in landfills seep into the soil, resulting in the development of cancerous cells.
- Natural Habitat Destruction: As landfills continue to pile up, the earth can’t keep up with the amount of hazardous materials, resulting in the destruction of natural habitats.
Reconsider disposing of oil absorbent pads; reusable absorbent pads save you money and helps the environment.
Explaining Oil Absorbent Recycling
Oil absorbent recycling programs offer a wide range of benefits: cost savings, organizational efficiency, and positive environmental impact.
Closed Loop Recycling’s oil absorbent recycling program involves taking your industry applications, such as reusable absorbent pads or mats, towels, rags, and personal protective equipment (PPE), properly washing them for reuse, and returning them to your facility.
A wide range of industries depend on our recycling process to clean their reusable materials successfully and efficiently:
- We take your used absorbents and PPE back to our facility and clean them for reuse with a state-of-the-art process that doesn’t produce waste.
- Our team provides you with reusable products to run your business. Then, once they need to be cleaned, we collect them in drums and return them to your facility after they’re cleaned.
- We take our services to the next level by creating a custom layout of your facility to show collection and distribution routes.
CLR’s process allows you to continually reuse your industry absorbents, saving you money by preventing the purchase of new disposables and helping the environment by eliminating the contribution of landfill pileup.
How Long Can You Reuse Absorbent Mats?
We provide our customers with a wide range of reusable absorbent mats. From quilted mats to reusable, poly absorbent mats, CLR has a variety of long-lasting reusable mats for your industry-specific applications.
How long can you reuse absorbent mats from Closed Loop? Let’s focus on our most popular option to give you an idea: the reusable, poly-backed absorbent mat.
Reusable, Poly Absorbent Mats
In a recent case study, we tested all of our mats, including our poly mats, and used a different color to differentiate between them. After a 24-month study, we projected the life of every mat in our system and concluded that their reuse ability is more than five years.
Nicknamed “marathon mats,” reusable, poly absorbent mats are easily used again and again. With a shelf life of more than five years, you can benefit from significant cost savings for your business.
Reusable, poly absorbent mats are essential for everyday use, especially for “proactive” applications. Marathon mats are the most versatile mat on the market, combating any non-hazardous fluid across any industry. From catching leaking oil to general purpose soaking, the marathon mat is a reusable solution for just about any industry spill problem.
Choose CLR for Your Oil Absorbent Recycling Needs
Closed Loop Recycling is a single source recycling vendor, providing customers with a positive oil absorbent recycling program from one point of contact. Customers in a wide range of industries utilize our absorbent program, considering it a turnkey SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure). At CLR, we handle everything: providing the reusable, poly-backed absorbent mats, implementing satellite recycling stations, training employees and staff, transporting used materials, and recycling your drums and containers sustainably. We also recycle absorbents and the fluid within them, providing you with a detailed sustainability report for your green initiatives, like Zero to Landfill or ISO 14001.
Choosing a reusable spill control solution rather than considering disposing of oil absorbent pads has multiple benefits. When laundered properly, all of our oil spill pads and absorbent mats are reusable, resulting in a cost-effective way to make a positive environmental impact and improve your business’s organizational efficiency. Learn more about our free trial program and experience our recycling benefits for yourself.