WATCH: BHS announces new video series for recyclers
Value Series designed to provide viewers with an inside look into recovery system value
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the BHS Value Series, a series of six videos that gives viewers an inside look into the real value-drivers behind a materials recovery facility (MRF) investment. The story is told through dozens of interviews with the people of BHS, Nihot, National Recover Technologies (NRT) and Zero Waste Energy (ZWE). The first chapter, Integration, is available on BHS' website.
"The decision to invest in a recycling system, like any investment, inherently carries a certain degree of risk," said BHS CEO Steve Miller. "Our customers are under increased pressure from their stakeholders to increase recovery and are simultaneously facing downstream pressure to increase end-product quality. This series examines the pre-purchase factors a MRF buyer should consider to find the integrated solution that mitigates risk and drives superior financial results," Miller concluded.
The Value Series is a must-watch for any decision maker looking to invest in a recycling system. The most important consideration is performance - recovery, purity, throughput and uptime - but there are other considerations that determine success. Potential customers should look for a partner that can design and deliver a high performance solution and, as importantly, one that will be supportive and collaborative throughout the life of the system. The Value Series explores these various considerations in depth to assist buyers in making this important decision.
"In 2014 we launched our MSW Video Series which received excellent feedback from the industry," said BHS Marketing Manager Peter Raschio. "With the Value Series, we're taking it a step further, featuring a wide variety of interviews from different disciplines and in a completely unscripted format. This series explores the factors that MRF buyers should consider so that they gain a competitive advantage in their business."
The six chapters are titled Integration, Innovation, Design, Execution, Performance, and Collaboration. Chapters two through six will release in one-month increments. To view the ensuing chapters as they're released, BHS recommends following the company's LinkedIn page and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.