Plastic Recycling

Plastic can be used for so many different things that it is an increasingly popular material in manufacturing. We use 20 times more plastic now than we did fifty years ago within the U.K alone, using up about 275,000 tonnes each year (that’s around 15 million plastic bottles every day). The problem is that some plastics can take 500 years to decompose, so it’s really important we recycle as much of it as we can. Plastic recycling generally happens in one of two ways: it is either melted down and moulded into a new shape straight away, or it is melted, shredded and remoulded into plastic granulates, which can then be used to produce new materials.

So what sort of new materials can your old plastic be used for? Well, because plastic is such a versatile material, it can be repurposed into a vast range of different products, from plastic bottles, plastic bags and building insulation to duvet fibre filling, garden furniture, boating jetties, and even polyester clothing. The possibilities are truly impressive, which is why we dedicate ourselves to maximising the recycling rate of all the plastics that we receive in your waste. So, next time you hire one of our services, you can feel proud of the fact that you’re helping save the environment, one plastic bottle at a time.