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Combating Climate Change with FIBC Bulk Container Bags

Combating Climate Change with FIBC Bulk Container BagsAll around the world, natural hazards such as floods have made our environment more vulnerable due to human activities and intervention. As a result, drainage patterns from deforestation, agricultural practices, and commercial development are affecting basins and river flow. At a 2001 science conference in Shanghai, scientists predicted that flood-prone areas would continue to increase as a result of climate change, also known as global warming. Dangerous flooding will happen more frequently due to extreme, unusual weather events and excess winter rainfall. Some efforts are currently underway to “hard-engineer” embankments and flood walls, but they are only a temporary fix to a much larger problem and do not offer a permanent solution.

The Road Ahead

Today, natural disasters are being approached with strategies to help manage the flood risk, so that humans will be able to live with more flooding in the future and allow them to be more prepared for rare events and regular occurrences. Potential and existing flood plains need to be adapted with the proper equipment and measures to restore floodplains and wetlands to their previous ability of naturally lessening flood impacts and retaining water.

Many efforts currently exist to accomplish this goal through semi-permanent and large-scale projects, including restoring woodlands and wetlands that have been endangering neighboring communities. These projects involve the use of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) that offer a variety of options and sizes such as slide gate and discharge shoots, easier filling spouts, and larger bags with increased sand capacities to construct durable areas that can store or control large volumes of water.

Earth’s landscape can be maintained using bulk industrial-size flexible containers until the environment becomes more naturally effective through planting and re-foresting to sustain recreational areas and fisheries, enhance water quality, and conserve existing wildlife. This long-term solution is known as “soft engineering,” which is an environmentally-friendly and less expensive approach to improving our environment’s ecology and peak flood run-off without the use of permanent manmade structures.

Additional Information About FIBC Container Bags

FIBC bulk container bags can be used for a variety of projects, including flood conditions. They are composed of 100% woven polypropylene fabric that can hold large amounts of weight (2,000 – 4,000 pounds), and can also be used to transport and store dry products including grains, seeds, peanuts, cattle feed, and more.

Circular FIBC bulk container bags can be used for fine materials and, if needed, lined to keep them safeguarded from moisture. U-panel construction is available for dense products or heavy lifting capacity. If you are transporting goods from one location to another, baffled bags offer the best protection because their shape can be maintained. The bags contain baffles with holds which save interior bag space and allow products to flow through them. They are recommended primarily for one-time use as they are biodegradable. To extend the life of the bags, UV treatment can be added.

We only have one Earth, and we must do everything we can to protect it. FIBCs help our planet and the human race adapt to a rapidly-changing climate.

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