John has a history of inventing all manner of things and one day he starts collecting litter from the local creek. He collects more plastic bottle waste than his recycle bin can hold.
He goes online and buys one of every can crusher he can find. They feel flimsy. They are not good with plastics. They break. It’s annoying. He hates flimsy.
Starts toying with new designs, better materials. It takes a few years. He keeps improving his design and starts to build them in stainless steel. It works. No more flimsy.
He keeps toying. Builds different models for different size bottles. They work brilliantly. You hold one in your hands and you think this is going to last for years. Can’t think of what would kill it.
He starts thinking about bigger machines for busy commercial kitchens. Compactor baler machines. Notices there are none made for plastic bottles to be baled on sites where they are used heavily – in commercial kitchens. It looks like the industry-standard baler presents some safety risks and inefficiencies. You don’t want to repeat what’s already there, want to do something different.
He adds a business partner Paul and designs a small baler for plastic bottles. Very different design to any other baler in the world. Single strap bale from side to side. Locked doors. Very safe. It works. The first plastic bottle baler to suit installation inside a commercial kitchen. Model 7000.
What about a smaller one for benchtops? Think it through, make some changes. Yes it works. Maybe its the world’s smallest baler. It does a job on plastics and steel cans. Model 6000.
Someone asks about a machine for 20L plastic drums. Really heavy duty thick plastic. Much harder to crush and restrain. Build the baler bigger, change some features. Make mistakes. Make it work. It does. Model 8000. The drum baler that works for other waste streams too.
Those 6 gallon plastic drums. Can you crush them vertically like your manual crushers do the milk jugs? More thinking, more drawings. It can be done. Model 8000 with modifications.
And a machine to crush large bags of restaurant rubbish? General waste? Bigger cardboard boxes? Bags of soft plastic? There are some in the market, but not like this one. You appreciate efficiency. You want to avoid some safety risks that just seem inherent. You like machines built to last. Model 9000.
We are a small company. Our machines are really good. If they were used widely in your town, those big waste collection trucks could do fewer trips, and more plastic should reach recyclers.