Myths of Solvent Recovery – Part 2: It’s Time and Resource Intensive

Myths of Solvent Recovery – Part 2: It’s Time and Resource Intensive

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In our next post in our series addressing the misconceptions associated with solvent recovery, we discuss the notion that solvent recovery equipment and processes take too much time and too many resources to manage. Myth #2: Solvent recovery equipment and processes take too much time and too many resources to maintain Fact: While traditional onsite solvent recovery equipment often requires near full-time attention to operate, maintain and repair—there is a better way. At CleanPlanet, we inherently understand that facilities are constantly looking to increase production, decrease costs and become more efficient. Dedicating staff to solvent recovery equipment doesn’t help anyone’s top or bottom line. The fact is, however, that solvent recovery doesn’t have to take much time or energy from your team. Here is how we are busting this myth: MythBuster: Full-time or partially dedicated resources to manage the solvent recovery process are a thing of the past. With CleanPlanet’s new

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Sustainability Doesn’t Mean Profit Less; It Means Profit Forever

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Profit forever? What a thought! This is the perfect mantra for true sustainability efforts. Unfortunately, there is a lot of noise around the notion of sustainability. Yes, there have been important gains; I would even say a shifting of the general psyche. However, sustainability is generally not the most important driver of business decisions — profit is. Are these two goals incongruent? Not anymore. With more investment and innovation in the field of “sustainable technologies,” the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit) is coming into alignment. There is much work to do, but we are certainly on our way towards a much broader recognition of profit — one that will allow us to truly profit forever. Phillip Barlag sheds some more light on this notion in his article Sustainability Doesn’t Mean Less Profit, It Means Profit Forever and I couldn’t agree more. Our technology is just one of many that

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Myths of Solvent Recovery – Part 1: It’s Expensive

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With all the misconceptions about solvent recovery out there, we’ve decided to publish a series covering some of the top myths we hear in our industry.  Many facilities who were early adopters of solvent recovery systems may have run into some of these issues, but advancements in technology, time and costs have caught up, so let’s set the record straight. One of the most common things we hear when talking to purchasing, plant managers, and EHS managers is that the upfront investment in solvent recovery is prohibitively expensive; plus there are lots of ongoing costs that make the investment questionable in the first place. Myth #1: Solvent recovery is too expensive and the savings I will get do not justify the capital expense. Fact: While many companies today still offer a traditional approach to on-site solvent recovery—massive equipment investments, ongoing customer maintenance requirements, expensive consumable items such as bags and

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