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).

About Us

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

‘High recycling and low litter’ | An interview with Waste Campaigner Lisa Wriley

Interviews

Recently we spoke with the  ‘Reverse Vending Corporation’, The UK manufacturers of Reverse Vending Machines… This Week, we are speaking to Lisa Wriley. Lisa has been the Waste Campaigner for Australian based environmental action group ‘Boomerang Alliance’ since 2010. Their campaign ‘Cash for Containers’ is hoping to increase the number of RVMs in Austrialia. Hi…

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Recycling through the ages: 1960s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we will be looking at recycling through the ages; considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. We begin with the 1960s… By the late 1960s, the Environmental Movement was really beginning to find it’s feet. The country was recovering from the exhaustion of resources consumed…

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World Recycling News | Welcome to Trash Island

World Recycling News

Welcome to Trash Island Population: Uninhabitable… The Great Pacific garbage patch, also known as ‘The Pacific trash vortex’, is a highly polluted expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The area has been collecting marine debris for many years, and is estimated to be double the size of Texas. Recent discoveries are now prompting immediate action to…

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Plastic Recycling News | Inconsistent recycling costing UK £1.7bn per year

Plastic Recycling News

Inconsistent packaging and plastic recycling is costing the UK £1.7bn a year, as councils enforcing different methods are confusing the process. Items are being treated differently in different areas, and by different collection and sorting services. The need for an all-for-one education about domestic packaging and plastic recycling is immediate. An estimated 30% of all…

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‘Snowboards to Longboards’ | An interview with Johannes LDC Guerreiro

Interviews

From the slopes to the city streets When items are thrown away for recycling, some people expect them to become another version of themselves. That’s true to an extent; soft drinks bottles are recycled into soft drinks bottles, drinks cans become drinks cans; with a little recycling and reprocessing magic of course. Another example is…

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Three reasons for fluctuating plastic recycling prices

Plastic Recycling News

There are a whole host of reasons why a commodity’s price peaks and troughs; in some instances it can be as simple as the day of the week, or if it has rained. In other instances it could be a very complicated chain reaction, involving multiple countries on several continents in a variety of industries, being influenced by a combination of governments. Plastic recycling prices are always changing, some because of simple reasons, and some because of very complicated ones.

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Plastic Recycling News | Reverse Vending Recycling Machines target UK

Plastic Recycling News

Reverse Vending Recycling Machines: Rewarded for recycling With the recycling world wondering what the next great step towards increasing rates will be, UK manufacturers ‘Reverse Vending Corporation’ may have found an answer. You may have seen one of their products unknowingly and if not, you probably will soon. The product is called a Reverse Vending…

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Retailers join forces to recycle plastic trays

Plastic Recycling News

A market trial is being launched by a consortium of UK packaging, retail and recycling organisations, including Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer. The trial intends to recycle up to 1.3 billion black CPET food trays; which are most commonly used for ready meals. Plastic recycling centres have the ability to recycle the trays, but they…

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Plastic Recycling Case Study | Raymond Brown Group

Case Studies

Leading the way in plastic recycling Introduction: Recently we interviewed Operations Manager Steve Kemp, from Raymond Brown Group. Their waste sorting and recycling facility in Barton Stacey (near Winchester) is really leading the way in diverting plastic material from landfill. We caught up with Steve to ask him some important questions and share best practice…

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