To reuse or dispose? That is the question that Closed Loop Recycling is here to answer. Disposable absorbent floor mats are an option for a wide variety of industries, but are they the best solution?
Disposable Absorbent Floor Mats
Industrial absorbent mats are crucial for a wide range of industry operations. From keeping floors clean at an aerospace facility to preventing employee injury at an oil plant, highly absorbent floor mats allow your business to maintain its cleanliness and efficiency and decrease its liability.
You have options to keep liquid waste at bay — choose between reusable or disposable industrial absorbent mats. Disposable absorbent floor mats eliminate the need to launder, but it’s a costly convenience that negatively impacts the environment.
Reusable Absorbent Mats
Using disposable absorbent floor mats means purchasing new inventory frequently. Plus, disposing of used floor mats adds to solid waste buildup in landfills, contributing to pollution and preventing your business from achieving green initiatives. With reusable absorbent mats, on the other hand, you can save money and help the environment.
There are several reusable absorbent mat options on the market, including:
- Quilted Floor Mats
- Hydro Mats
- Poly Mats
All types of industrial absorbent mats are designed and manufactured to meet a wide range of industry needs.
Quilted Reusable Absorbent Mats
A perfect solution for oil and water-based liquids, food oils, and oil coolants, quilted reusable absorbent mats are an excellent choice for thin fluids and “reactive” applications. Better known as a “quick response” mat, this super-absorbent mat picks up liquid waste quickly and efficiently. Quilted reusable absorbent mats are also a superior solution for cleaning machinery and wiping down equipment.
Hydro Industrial Absorbent Mats
Hydro industrial absorbent mats are a best practice solution for oil-only applications. Capable of picking up oil spills anywhere, hydro mats float on water and absorb any oil mixed with water for skimmer applications. They have an anti-slip design, resulting in an ideal solution for facility floors with slick surfaces. If that wasn’t enough, hydro mats are also cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Poly Reusable Absorbent Mats
Better known as the “marathon mat,” poly reusable absorbent mats are crucial 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.
Socks: Reusable Absorbent Mats
A traditional, disposable absorbent sock has to be flipped multiple times for maximum use. But a reusable absorbent sock sub handles twice as much liquid as a disposable sock. Capable of absorbing oil and water-based liquids, reusable sock subs have an anti-slip design that are perfect for warehouse and facility floors.
Environmental Benefits of Reusable Absorbent Mats
By investing in a laundering and recycling program for reusable absorbent mats, you make a positive environmental impact and reduce the number of materials, like floor mats and absorbent pads, making their way onto beaches and into oceans, resulting in an effective environmental protection strategy.
Recycling also helps you work toward achieving your business’s green initiative by offering proper solutions for disposable absorbent floor mats and giving you alternative product solutions, such as reusable absorbent mats and textiles.
Cost Benefits of Recycling Industrial Absorbent Mats
Recycling is not only impactful on the environment; it also benefits your business’s budget. For example, when you don’t recycle but run an automotive shop, you’re responsible for purchasing your disposable absorbent floor mats and paying for costly disposal of saturated material—a massive inventory cost you’re strapped with. But when you take advantage of a laundering and recycling program, you’re cutting out the cost of purchasing new industrial absorbent mats. You’ll take on a recycling program fee, but you still save money in the long run.
Our Recycling Process for Industrial Absorbent Mats
Closed Loop Recycling is your one-stop shop for the industry’s best reusable absorbent pads, towels, rags, and personal protective equipment (PPE). With CLR as your single vendor, you can achieve your green initiatives, lower costs, improve efficiency, and acquire quality, reusable products to operate your business.
- 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.
We offer a free trial program, so you can have a commitment-free test run of our services. Learn more about our program today and discover the benefits of CLR recycling.
Choose CLR for Your Reusable Absorbent Mats
Closed Loop Recycling is a single source recycling vendor, resulting in a positive recycling experience from one point of contact. Many customers utilize our absorbent program as a turnkey SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure). We handle everything: providing the reusable absorbent mats, setting up satellite recycling stations, training employees, transporting used material, and recycling containers sustainably. We also recycle absorbents and the fluid within them and offer detailed sustainability reporting for your green initiatives like Zero to Landfill or ISO 14001.
Choosing a reusable spill control solution rather than disposable absorbent floor mats has multiple benefits. When properly laundered, all of our oil spill pads and industrial 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, so you can experience the recycling benefits for yourself.