According to the Environment Agency, nearly three million tonnes of waste plastic are produced in the UK each year, only 7% of which is recycled. This is approximately 11% of household waste and the rate is set to increase dramatically. Download this document to see why we should recycle our plastic.
For all the facts and “fiction” about polystyrene download this useful guide to one of the world’s most versatile materials.
For a quick guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the different plastics download this POP chart.
The packaging industry has been designing products with waste prevention in mind for years. Improvements in packaging design and in production techniques have resulted in huge reductions in material usage over many years. Download this document to find out how plastics impact on the environment.
On arrival at the recycling plant plastic materials are sorted to type and colour and depending upon the condition of the material it is then either dry granulated, or washed and granulated to remove any labelling or residue product. Download this document to see how we should recycle our plastic.
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