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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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Cali Doesn’t Ban the Plastic Bag, Yet…

World Recycling News

Uh oh, Cali didn’t actually ban the bag… At the end of November, we reported that California had taken the bold step of banning plastic carrier bags. That was due to begin on July 1st, but unfortunately, due to some environmentally unfriendly campaigners, the ban has been suspended until a 2016 vote. It’s quite a…

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Recycling Polystyrene – An Insight

Plastic Recycling News

Recycling Polystyrene – Is it as hard as it seems? In the UK, Polystyrene is one of the most common forms of plastic around, being frequently used in packaging, insulation and even in obscure ways like bean bag and children’s toy stuffing. The construction and logistics industries are by far the biggest users of Polystyrene,…

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5 Recycling Facts To Impress Your Mates

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Here is some pub quiz ammunition on the topic of recycling. If it ever comes in useful to you, remember who to thank! Recycling saves a huge amount of energy! Recycling aluminium cans saves 95% of the energy that it would take to make a virgin aluminum can. One tonne of recycled aluminium saves 14,000Kwh,…

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‘Car Eating Squirrels’ & Smart ForTwo

Vehicle Plastic Recycling

We’ve got an unusual story for you in this week’s Vehicle Plastic Recycling blog… “Squirrels ate my Eco-car!” Tony Steeles, from Croydon, South London, has claimed that hungry Squirrels ate his new Toyota Aygo! Tony claims that his tasty little motor was damaged in several areas, including a chewed aerial, rubber trims and oxygen sensor….

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Plastic Bag Levy Update

Plastic Recycling News

With less than 8 months until England introduces its own 5p levy on single-use plastic bags, we take a look at how the other home nations are getting on. Scotland Recycling plastic bags is a notoriously difficult and uneconomical process, which is why Scotland was delighted to welcome their own single-use plastic bag levy back…

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Valentine’s Day Cards

World Recycling News

Cupid’s bow is cocked and loaded Note from the author: I once received a Valentine’s Day card that said ‘I tolerate you’ on the front, and ‘You are welcome’ inside it. Thanks Mum. It’s a funny time of year, Valentine’s, in that we must, for one day specifically, muster up (from somewhere deep within) a…

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Budget Dumpster

Sustainable Business

Plastic Expert would like to welcome the United States’ leading waste removal company: Budget Dumpster! Budget Dumpster is addressing a huge concern and covering a large area, but how did you grow to this stage? We have been able to consistently grow to a national leader in waste removal by being dedicated to customer service….

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Curitiba, Brazil

Sustainable Cities

Curitiba, Brazil, also known as ‘Pine Nut Land’. Curitiba is a city of 1.7 million people in the south of Brazil. It is the 8th most populous city in the country and is regarded as the most sustainable, with a large community dedicated to enforcing and protecting the Green mentality. The area was discovered by…

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Vehicle Plastic Recycling | The Robin & The Soy-Ford

World Recycling News

The Robin Tamworth’s pride and joy, the reliant Robin, is the focus of our Vehicle Plastic Recycling article this week. The three-wheeled British motor is now over 40 years old, and most important to us, is testament to the power of plastic cars. Generally, if a car is unsuccessful, they don’t make a new and…

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