The Difference Between “Precycle” and Recycle?

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McKernan “PRECYCLE”, which is pre-consumer recycling, repurposes unused and unbranded surplus packaging back into the industry. It’s more cost-effective than recycling which, at best, only returns the price of raw materials minus processing cost. In addition, McKernan pays for the freight, helping clear valuable warehouse space.  When a company recycles, they often pay for their own shipping and transportation costs.

One advantage to precycling is that the packaging can be made available immediately. Unlike recycling, which takes time to make completely new packaging or other items. For example, if a company decides to switch from continuous thread caps to dispensing caps, but they continue to use their bottle, McKernan can precycle the caps.  The caps are now directly available to another company to use.

By precycling, businesses can provide an efficient alternative to traditional disposal of materials to landfills.  This also can conserve energy and non-renewable resources, replacing the need for primary extraction and the manufacture of new plastics.

Don’t Dump Good Money in the Landfill! 

Excerpt from Beauty Packaging Magazine –

“…Recycling uses valuable energy resources, and tossing unused packaging away is an abuse on our already overflowing landfills…Precycling has become the politically appropriate means by which major marketers are profitably divesting their warehouses of unwanted, obsolete or discontinued surplus packaging without committing environmental neglect.”

– Beauty Packaging Magazine

Precycle with McKernan “We Buy Packaging”

McKernan gives companies a profitable alternative to recycling. To see some precycle examples, click on the following stories: Over One Million Closures Cleared from Warehouse, Precycling Across Different Industries, and Precycle Packaging Success Stories.

Call 1-800-SURPLUS today and ask for a Surplus Specialist for more information or to sell your surplus packaging!

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