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Plastic Expert is a Plastic Recycling specialist. We buy redundant plastic and cardboard grades from the UK & Europe and place the material directly into end markets for reprocessing. Our factory partners are located within Europe and the Far East which, provides a sustainable route for most types of recycling. We’re a privately owned business with a real passion for diverting plastic scrap from landfill. Many of our suppliers are recycling centres, manufacturers, food companies and materials recycling facilities (MRFs).

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We work with companies producing medium to large amounts of waste packaging material. Direct relationships with end users allows us to implement sustainable recycling initatives for UK businesses. We engage directly with commercial and industrial waste producers as well as waste management companies.

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Case Studies | Tom’s Rubbish Clearance

Case Studies

                                      Plastic Expert partners with Tom’s Rubbish Clearance to help recycle plastic waste; in October 2014 we installed a baler in their premises What’s the story of how your business began? “Well I left school at 16….

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Plastic Recycling News | Recycled Plastic Cigarette Filters

Plastic Recycling News

Up In Smoke… Here at Plastic Expert, we love to talk about various topics in the recycling world, especially the sciency* stuff! So when we heard through the wire that a team of scientists in Sweden and America had developed a way of involving recycled plastic in cigarettes, we wanted to know more. The researchers…

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Sustainable Business | The Great Outdoor Gym Company

Sustainability

This week our featured sustainable business is ‘The Great Outdoor Gym Company’. A Great Idea A ‘Green Energy Gym’ is a British concept invented by The Great Outdoor Gym Company. It is a free to use outdoor gym that converts calories into watts. Special technology within the fitness equipment harnesses human energy and stores it for…

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World Recycling News | Buddhist Plastic Recycling Success

World Recycling News

A group of Taiwanese Buddhist monks are reaping the rewards from recycling plastic waste collected in Taiwan and transforming it into merchandise and memorabilia. Da Ai Technology Company, who are a non-profit business funded by the Tzu Chi Foundation, collect over 2,000 tonnes of plastic bottles each year, which is around 2% of the total…

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World Recycling News | Cali Banned the Bag!

World Recycling News

Last month California finally banned Plastic Bags. Surprisingly, it didn’t go down too well. Being the first state to do so, you’d assume that the Californians are quite forward thinking, but it was welcomed with a mixed ‘bag’ of responses. Ill-informed American ‘environmentalists’ were slamming the bill, and saying that this matter should be one…

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World Recycling News | Biomass Plastic Recycling Breakthrough

World Recycling News

North Dakota State University researchers have developed an ingenious new type of plastic that can be de-constructed back to its molecular level when it’s no longer needed. The plastic is made from a combination of agricultural crops, cellulose, lignin and sucrose. These materials create a ‘building block’ like structure than can be made and dissolved…

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Plastic Recycling News | Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards

Plastic Recycling News

Across the Atlantic, the Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards were held in Washington DC. The annual event is open for entry to any US business, person or government body involved in plastics recycling. Let’s talk a little about the winners. Geo-Tech Polymers, from Westerville, Ohio Geo-tech developed a plastics recycling process for removing ink, chrome,…

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Sustainable Cities | Lyon, France

Sustainability

Bienvenue á Lyon! Take a virtual trip with us to the fabulous French city… Lyon is France’s third largest city after Paris and Marseille, with a metro population of 2.2 million. We had considered writing about Paris, but for a city with such an air pollution problem, it just didn’t feel right. That’s not to…

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Plastic Expert Interview | Studio Swine Part Two

Plastic Recycling News

A few months ago we caught wind of a short film highlighting the incredible scale of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. The makers of ‘Sea Chair’, Studio Swine, have been hard at work on a new project, showing the brilliance of plastic recycling in a new way. We’ve welcomed Studio Swine’s Alex and Azusa…

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