If you didn’t have it marked on your calendar, today is Earth Day. This is the day when schools, organizations, businesses and people just like you think about how they can make a more positive impact on our environment and within our communities. Here at Speedtech we are passionate about our environment and we’d like to share a quick tip on how you too can help make a difference.
The materials you select for your job or any home project can have a direct impact on the environment. One commonly used item is the cable tie. Being such a small item, we often don’t stop to think about how many decades it could take them to decompose.
When professional electricians or network, data, and telecommunications installers need to add wires to an existing bundle of wire, the old cable tie is cut off and discarded. After adding the new wires to the bundle a new cable tie will be used. This process is repeated every time a bundle needs to be modified. These discarded cable ties are not biodegradable and simply become one more thing filling our community landfills.
Reusable cable ties, straps, and cut-to-length tape are a superior cable management solution compared to traditional nylon cable ties. These are not only better for our own convenience but also for our environment. Installers and electricians who use reusable cable ties or straps, can easily open these fasteners, make the needed modifications to the bundle of wire and then reattach the cable tie. The project is completed quickly and easily without hurting our planet.
Not only are you helping the environment but you’re saving money doing it. While hook and loop cable ties and fasteners are initially more expensive compared to nylon cable ties, they are reusable. This makes them not only a superior choice but a cost-effective one. If reducing the impact on the environment is important to you, your company or your customers then the reusability benefit of hook and loop fasteners is an important factor.
With over 11 different SPEEDWRAP® reusable cable tie colors to choose from, you don’t have to select ‘green’ ties to be green! Give us a call today at (866) 427-1456.