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Plastic Expert Plastic Recycling Company

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Who are we?

Plastic Expert is a leading Plastic Recycling Company. We’re a privately owned business with a real passion for diverting plastic scrap from landfill. Many of our customers are recycling centres, manufacturers, food companies and materials recycling facilities (MRFs). We buy a whole range of scrap and recycled plastic material. This includes LDPE, HDPE, PP, uPVC, and high quality Mixed Rigids. Our head office is located in Northamptonshire, we also have a loading site and depot in Hampshire which provides a UK recycling hub for many grades of waste materials.

If your company has waste plastic then speak to our purchasing team to discuss rates, collection options and commercial terms. We also supply plastic recycling equipment such as balers and compaction units. For regular suppliers we can offer long term contracts or agreements, this can be hugely beneficial to waste transfer stations and other larger producers of plastic waste.

About Us

If your company is looking to achieve great prices, reliable payments and fantastic service then our team can help!

We have four main services to offer our customers, these include:

The Plastic Expert team will ensure your plastic recycling collections are compliant, efficient and commercially attractive. We have repeat customers and suppliers who have enjoyed working with our company since 2009.

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How Far Does Your Recycled Waste Travel?

Sustainable Business

10 miles? 100 miles? 11,713 miles to the shores of China? Plastic Expert are back once again to tackle one of the larger and more poignant questions that pops up in the recycling and waste management industry – ‘How far does your recycled waste travel?’ This question is often raised as a consideration when discussing…

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‘Love your work, be yourself’ – OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR SUCCESS STORY.

Case Studies

Here at Plastic Expert, our people are our success story. Creating an all inclusive work environment is a fundamental part of our mission and purpose values, and is something we wish to explore and explain in this post. Our team are our core, they are our feet on the ground, our hands on the wheels…

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Why Quality Matters | The Transformation of Plastic Scrap

Plastic Recycling News

In a short space of time, the plastic scrap market has turned on its head. The ‘easy route’ for dirty and contaminated scrap ended suddenly as China constructed their Green Fence policy. China simply continues to reduce its reliance on imports, paying minimal attention to the outside world. Early suggestions that China was simply trying…

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Research Project Reveals Opportunities For Flexible Packaging Recycling

Plastic Recycling News

An important research project into the recycling possibilities for flexible packaging, Reflex R&D, revealed its findings at the Dusseldorf ‘K Show’ recently. A staggering 27% of consumer plastic waste in the UK is made up of flexible packaging, which includes carrier bags, sweet wrappers and food pouches, amongst more. Due to the multiple difficulties that…

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How Does the UK Compare at Plastic Recycling with Sweden?

Plastic Recycling News

One of the greatest immediate challenges for the European Union is to find a way of dealing with the overwhelming use of plastics, their disposal and consumer mentalities about recycling and reuse. Plastic products are necessary to everyday life, and over the years have moulded the markets of both Sweden and the UK. Our food…

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Co-op becomes 1st retailer to back Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan

Plastic Recycling News

The company suggests that others should follow suit, and we here at Plastic Expert suspect that they will, and in large numbers! Iain Ferguson, environmental manager for the Co-op said in an official statement regarding the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan, “we are proud to support this initiative as we recognise it is essential that…

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Zero Waste Scotland: Part Three!

Plastic Recycling News

Has anybody told Scotland that becoming zero waste is not a race? Actually, thinking about it, perhaps they are right, the environmental clock is ticking and sooner or later our waste and our planetary damage are going to catch up with us. If there is such thing as an environmental clock, it’s getting pretty close…

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How Does the UK Compare at Plastic Recycling with France

World Recycling News

The French culture has gained popularity all over the world, through its exquisite cuisines, it’s contributions to art, fashion and literature as well as its poetic language. In this article however, we are going to look at how popular and proficient France is when it comes to plastic recycling. Plastic has been popularized and utilized…

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Do Not Eat The Plastic Soup!

Plastic Recycling News

What is Plastic Soup? What does it taste like? Why is there a foundation in its name? What does it stand for? In this article, we are going to answer all the big questions regarding the Plastic Soup Foundation. What is the Plastic Soup Foundation? The Plastic Soup Foundation is a Dutch not-for-profit organisation that…

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