5 Reasons Why Used Bulk Bags Are the Most Cost-Effective Option for Your Business

When considering storage and shipping containers for your business, you may have used flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bags before. Many industries like agriculture, pharmaceutical, hemp, legal cannabis and construction use FIBC bulk bags to ship their dry products. 

Using these bulk bags, also called super sacks, keeps products safe throughout storage and transportation. What many businesses do not consider, however, is that reconditioned bulk bags are their safest and most cost-effective option for storing and shipping bulk materials. 

When properly reconditioned and repaired, your business can reuse bulk bags over and over. The ability to reuse these bags gives companies a valuable opportunity to cut their shipping and storage costs. Recycled bulk bags are also more sustainable than other shipping options like steel drums, Gaylord boxes and pallets. 

According to the most recent statistics on bulk bag usage, researchers expect the global market for bulk bags to be worth $6.6 billion by 2025. The demand keeps rising as more industries use FIBC bulk bags in more applications. Consider used bulk bags as a solution to your storage and shipping needs. Take a look at the five reasons why reconditioned FIBC bags are your most cost-effective option:

1. Cost Savings 

If your business uses bulk bags, you may be accustomed to throwing them away after the first use. The fate of most shipping containers lies in the dump — the EPA found that containers and packaging made up 82.2 million tons of waste generated in 2018. This number includes plastic packaging, which generated 14.5 million tons of waste. Plastic FIBC bags fall into this category and are primarily single-use. Reusing FIBC bulk bags would inherently reduce your business’ operating costs by reducing waste. 

Recycled bulk bags are much less expensive than new bags. With a lower purchase price and the staying power to get you through multiple uses, reconditioned bags keep you from having to spend money on temporary products. In addition, FIBC bags improve efficiency because they are lightweight and easy to fold and store, lowering your carrying costs. 

2. Quality and Inventory Control 

Manufacturers make FIBC bulk bags of durable woven polypropylene. They can hold anywhere between 500 and 4,000 pounds, keeping your work efficient by preventing breakage and spills. 

If you wonder about the quality of reconditioned bulk bags, rest assured that each bag reconditioned at Bulk Bag Reclamation goes through a rigorous process to ensure it meets high industry standards. The thorough FIBC cleaning process includes removing debris, replacing damaged parts and testing for durability. Our recycled bags have never held toxic chemicals or wastes and can only contain dry-flow particulates. All bulk bags for sale at Bulk Bag Reclamation meet the ISO’s standards for FIBC bags carrying non-hazardous materials. 

Bulk Bag Reclamation can also help you speed up your shipping times by delivering the bags you need on time and helping you manage your FIBC bulk bag inventory. 

3. Prevention of Downtime 

Bulk bags offer bulk storage solutions that keep your supplies ready and on-hand when you need them. You can avoid delays due to a lack of storage and transportation containers when you order bulk bags ahead of need. Because bags circulate from your customers to your reclamation partner and back to you, ordering is simplified, and production delays are eliminated. This process ensures on-time delivery and greater time efficiency. 

4. Sustainability 

Recycled FIBC bulk bags are more sustainable than other shipping container materials like cardboard and single-use plastic. Plastic bags that are not recycled do not biodegrade. Instead, they build up in dumps and waste facilities, where they eventually break down into microplastics that can harm the environment. 

Not all of the plastic waste generated every year can be reconditioned, but Bulk Bags Reclamation can repair and reuse FIBC bulk bags since they are made of woven plastics. Used super sacks at Bulk Bag Reclamation are cut into small chunks to be used in reconditioning. We transform previously used bags into a wide variety of products in Bulk Bag Reclamation’s inventory. These include open top bulk bags, commonly used in construction, and duffle top bulk bags, perfect for preventing small particles like seeds or oats from spilling out. Bulk Bag Reclamation offers several other styles of bulk bags as well, so you can find what suits your business’ needs. 

5. Space Saving 

Other storage containers like Gaylord boxes must be broken down and are not easily stacked. Consider bulk bags for your bulk storage solutions. Storing in bulk bags can cut down on operational costs and increase storage space. 

Depending on your inventory, you may be able to stack reconditioned bulk bags in your warehouse and increase the amount of vertical space used for storage while opening up floor space. Even pallets are unnecessary for stacking bulk bags — all you need is a forklift. Stack your bags in a pyramid shape or against a supporting wall, and you’ll be able to stack your bags higher. 

Refuse to sacrifice quality for affordability and sustainability. Partner with Bulk Bag Reclamation for your reconditioned bulk bag needs. Our refurbished FIBCs are dependable for storage, transportation or shipping. With a range of sizes and carrying capacities, you are sure to find a used bulk bag to accommodate your business. 

Contact Bulk Bag Reclamation today to request a quote or get a free sample of our reconditioned bulk bags.