The UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic each year. It is estimated that 30% of plastic is currently being recovered and recycled.
This figure is expected to significantly increase to over 50% by 2025.
Striving for zero to landfill
By diverting all your plastic waste away from landfill, you can significantly reduce your operational costs.
Plastic recycling from Ward is an effective solution, whatever the volume of waste plastic you produce.
The plastics recycling process.
The scale and variety of polymer types and forms of plastic in the waste stream means that it is more complicated to sort and reprocess plastic compared with other materials.
Most collections have targeted specific plastics, for example bottles, but Ward recycles a variety of different types.
Due to the complex nature of plastics recycling, Ward currently collects plastics as a separate waste stream.
Materials are separated and graded before being sent on for further processing by extruders to create new plastics for re-use.
Improving plastic recycling
There are simple steps you can take to improving your recycling activity and improving your carbon footprint, here are Ward’s top three tips:
- Buy products in packaging that can be recycled
- Use recycling bins to separate your waste
- Buy products that have been made from recyclable materials
Plastics for recycling
Ward specialises in recycling the following plastic waste for various uses:
- Manufacturing waste
- Hard plastics
- Plastic packaging
- Plastic bottles
- Bottle caps/lids, tubs and trays
- Plastic films
Ward prides itself on offering a range of solutions to divert as much plastic as possible from landfill. We even recover all plastics which are recyclable from the shredding of waste cars.
Ward’s Bulk Plastic Service
Ward also provides a wide range of space-saving containers to meet the exact needs of your business and premises.
Plastics can be collected in either various sizes of wheelie bins, 6 , 8 or 12 yard RELs (Rear end loaders) and compaction units. These are available on a scheduled service or an ad hoc ‘call and collect’ service.
For larger volumes, we also offer a roll on roll off (either open or enclosed) bulk waste container.
Choose Ward to improve your plastic recycling
- Our team manages every aspect of the process, freeing up your time and resources.
- Reduce your business costs by diverting all your plastic waste into the recycling chain instead of costly landfill.
- Boost your environmental performance through recycling.
- Reduce your carbon footprint and minimise your environmental impact
- Improve overall resource efficiency.
As a valuable and finite resource, the main objective for most plastics after their first initial use, is to be recycled, preferably into a product that can be recycled again and again.
Contact our waste specialists to see how we can work together on 0345 337 0000 or complete our enquiry form.
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