Who are we?

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, plastic recycling merchants and materials recycling facilities (MRFs).

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Our sustainable end markets allow our company to purchase cardboard & plastics all year round. With many customers in the EU, our business is not affected by the 'green fence' situation in China and other import restrictions surrounding the far east. Our experienced team are always on hand to provide your company with the best options for plastic recycling.

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Materials we Purchase

We buy various grades of baled recycled plastic and waste packaging.
LDPE Recycling

LDPE Film

We buy baled LDPE plastic of ALL grades. Call us TODAY to discuss LDPE recycling. Great rebates and FAST payment terms!

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HDPE Bale

Rigid Plastic Bales

ALL grades of mixed rigid plastic bales considered. We require ongoing volumes of material for our factory. CALL TODAY to discuss rigid plastic recycling.

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Car Bumpers

Car Bumpers

We buy baled car bumpers and other automotive plastic. Get in touch to discuss selling your baled material.

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PP Bags

PP Sacks

Baled PP sacks of ALL grades purchases. We buy lower grade PP sacks for our EU wash plant.

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PVC Recycling

uPVC Scrap & PVC

Scrap uPVC window frames purchased. We also purchased low grade PVC material in bales. PVC Recycling can reduce your environmental impact and increase profits.

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News The latest News and Updates, from Plastic Expert

Recycling through the ages: 2000s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we have been looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be completing our recycling through the ages series with the 2000′s. The Noughties, as they are commonly known, may seem a distant memory,…

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‘The Issue of Marine Plastic Debris’ | An Interview with Ken Campbell

Interviews

Hi Ken, would you like to introduce yourself for our readers? I’m a longtime sea kayaker, canoeist and surfer with a real passion for salt water. I’ve written several books about kayaking as well as contributed to magazines and websites over the years, mostly on topics related to the outdoors. I have a wonderful wife…

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Vehicle Plastic Recycling | The Trabant & Cactus

Recycling History

How can we turn our nose up at the use of plastic in modern cars? Let’s go back in time and start with the one of the pioneers for the use of plastic in car exteriors, the Trabant. We begin this journey on the Soviet side of the Berlin Wall. “In 1957, the Trabant started…

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Recycling through the ages: 1990s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we are looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be looking at the 1990s. In 1990, the year that Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, the UK changed its recycling focus and really…

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World Recycling News | Dunbar: Scotland’s First Zero Waste Town

World Recycling News

Dunbar to pilot ‘Zero Waste Scotland’ initiative Zero Waste is a wonderful thing It goes some way to suggest that everybody is reducing, reusing and recycling to their maximum abilities. It also shows that landfill avoidance and the shunning of incineration are taking place. Upcycling contributions are made, sharing takes place, ideologies changes and people…

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Plastic Recycling News | Recycled plastic bag usage rising & free tips for old bags

Plastic Recycling News

Virgin polymer bag production down and recycled plastic bag usage up as single-use carrier bag use rises for fourth year on the spin. Shoppers to blame? UK shoppers are being blamed for the 3% increase in plastic-bag usage between 2012 and 2013, with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) stating that the “way we shop, more frequently…

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Recycling through the ages: 1980s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we are looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviors, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be looking at the 1980s. The build up The 1970s brought recycling structure; some organization to a cause that many thought was the product…

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‘Most responsible in terms of recycling’ | An interview with Brendan O’Shea

Interviews

This week, we are interviewing Brendan O’Shea, the founder and Managing Director of Just Clear UK in London. Brendan runs an Eco-friendly and fresh thinking ‘House clearance’ company that can boast industry high recycling rates. Hi Brendan, what does your business offer that other businesses in the same sector do not? There are a number of elements…

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World Recycling News | The Sea-Forest Stadium

World Recycling News

The Sea-Forest doesn’t officially open its doors to the public until 2016, but Umi-No-Mori is already filling up its calendar. Poking up in the middle of Tokyo Bay is an 88-hectare forest, planted on top of an old man-made rubbish dump. Now it starts preparing for an Olympic stadium… What is it? Some know it…

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