in England - Reg. No. 3064705 - Registered Office as above. V.A,T. Reg.
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is it recycled?
is melted, re-extruded & granulated to produce material that can
be used to produce polythene film for many of a wide range of uses
such as carrier bags, bin liners & damp-proof membrane. At our
premises it is sorted & baled into "mill sized bales",
which weigh about half a tonne each. When there are enough bales they
are delivered to a plastics specialist for processing.
can be recycled
is found as HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene) which has the recycling
symbol 2, & LDPE (Low Density PolyEthylene) which has the recycling
symbol 4. This is mainly found as film, such as pallet hoods, stretch
wrap, polythene bags around many products from packs of screws to
washing machines. It is found as "natural" which is clear
to slightly opaque, & coloured, which can be anything from white
causes problems with recycling polythene?
inclusion of small quantities of other plastics or materials significantly
increases the cost of processing & therefore reduces the value of
the material. For example adhesive tape (PVC) or polypropylene film
(which looks much like natural polythene but is "crackly"
& tears without stretching) included can halve it's value &
may make recycling uneconomic. Some contaminants & other general
wastes also present a health & safety problem to our staff.
can I recycle my polythene?
bring it to our premises - there is a blue cage just inside the gateway,
which is for polythene film that may be placed there at anytime, or
call at our door during "working hours". For larger quantities
we can collect it from you for a small charge, or it can be bagged &
placed in with cardboard if you have one of our demountable skips or