Turning waste into a resource is a goal the European plastics industry is committed to achieving to improve Europe’s resource efficiency.
This goal is impossible to achieve with 38% of plastics waste still going to landfill ( with certain non packaging plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene it is as high as 89%) .
As such, landfill is a major hurdle that must be eliminated for such an ambitious goal to be reached.
Recycling and energy recovery are both complementary and necessary to achieve the zero plastics to landfill by 2020 goal.
Therefore, the industry is calling for measures to avoid the landfilling of recyclable plastics.
Each piece of plastic waste has a value
Plastic is used in a multitude of commercial, industrial and domestic products including crates, packing, bins, sheets, drums, mouldings, light fittings, toys, trays, lids, appliances, pipes, gutters, window frames etc
All of our feedstock is diverted from landfill or incineration. It is estimated that we save over 80% of the energy and between 1 and 3 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide for each tonne of virgin plastics we replace.
Plastics we recycle include:
- Loose mixed plastics from Waste Management Companies, Councils (household waste recycling centres), skip hire companies, construction sites, manufacturers etc
- Wheelie bins
- Baled mixed rigid plastics
- Polypropylene – crates, boxes, pallets, trays, garden furniture, buckets, plant pots etc
- High density polyethylene – water containers, recycling boxes, yellow gas pipes, blue water pipes, black rigid pipes, corrugated pipes, safety barriers and cones, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) containers and drums etc
- Low density Polyethylene – pipes, children’s garden toys, buckets, lump etc
- New food trays (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
- Pre consumer single polymer or mixed plastics
Please contact us for our “Incoming Quality Specifications”.
What happens to the plastic once it is sorted?
- Sink Float
- New products
Recycled pellets ready for new products:
New products made from our recycled plastics include: pipes, garden tables and chairs, roadside curbs, benches, bins, stationery (e.g. rulers), scaffolding boards, fencing panels, decking, industrial partitions, safety barriers and other durable plastic products