Bales Wrap – A New Direction in Farm Waste Recycling

A bale wrap or bale sack is the common title given to a piece of farm equipment designed to wrap and secure bales or bundles of materials so that they can be shipped or stored efficiently and in time. The traditional purpose of a bale was to act as an impenetrable shield on food so that the contents were not contaminated by air or moisture. The bale wrap is very similar to this process, only it is done on a much larger scale.

Bale WrapA bale wrap is a farm product for wrapping bales securely in heavy-duty plastic so that they can turn into durable silage within a few days. Bales used to be stacked on top of one another like a stack of books. However, with the invention of bale bags, farmers could benefit from this method of storing bales. Bales of different materials could be stacked, allowing even the most remote farming operations to store and ship their produce or finished products more efficiently.

Bales of every shape, size and material can be used to manufacture this type of agricultural product. While the bale wrap original purpose was still met, the need for more durable and environmentally friendly plastic bags drove manufacturers to search for a more eco-friendly alternative. Bales are now made using durable high-density polyethylene, or DDD plastic, produced in a factory and then shipped off to stores. Because of DDD plastic’s nature, however, many bales come in boxes, which means that farmers who use this type of plastic in their production are now also required to recycle bales.

There are many benefits for farmers using this type of plastic. One of the most significant advantages of using bale materials is that they take up much less space. Because many farmers use trailers or other transport methods to move their bales around, landfills are stuffed to capacity with all types of plastic bags. If all of the plastic packagings on the farm were made from Bales, the dumps would be quickly emptied because there would no longer be needed places to store the waste.

Many farmers have succeeded in using this type of recycling to reduce their costs for handling farm waste, which has led to a significant decrease in the amount of hazardous waste sent to the landfill. Because Bales require less space than traditional packaging, farmers have more available land for expanding their operations. As a result, we can help our planet while assisting farmers in feeding their families. The Bales Wrap Recycling Program is just one component of the farm waste recycling system designed to help farmers protect the land, water, and resources they need to provide for their families.