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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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Recycling Interview | The Rubbish Diet Founder Karen Cannard

Interviews

Fresh from being named third in Resource Magazine‘s Top 100 most influential people in waste, we would like to offer a warm welcome to Karen Cannard… Hi Karen, could you introduce yourself to our audience please? I’m Karen Cannard, a co-founder of The Rubbish Diet Challenge, which has grown from a personal blog into the…

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Plastic Recycling News | Recycling in the last decade

Recycling History

How recycling has changed over the last 10 years. Today, businesses and employees are a lot more ethically conscious. Many are keen to recycle as much as possible at home and expect the same practices to happen in the workplace. Recycling has boomed, becoming a normal activity; something subconscious and yet beneficial. Many businesses are…

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Plastic Recycling News | Recycling Sent To Landfill Scandal

Plastic Recycling News

A new statistic has caused a shock in the recycling world… When recycling boxes go out on the curb for collection, you sit safe in the knowledge that they will be emptied, taken, sorted, processed and turned into something new. This is true, but not for all recycling boxes. We’ve written before about the UK…

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New York Bans Polystyrene Containers!

World Recycling News

New York is the latest US city to ban polystyrene food containers, joining Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Washington DC. As New York confirmed the ban, markets for alternative food packaging received a huge boost. Alternatively, polystyrene recycling companies and manufacturers of the lightweight plastic are unhappy that their lobbying came to no avail. The…

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Plastic Recycling News | ‘The Revised Waste Framework Directive’

Plastic Recycling News

New Waste Regulations  What’s happening? The Environment Agency has written to remind waste collectors that they should collect recycled paper, glass, metals and plastic separately where this is technically, economically and environmentally practicable and necessary to produce high-quality recycling. Why is it happening? In order that the UK meets with European Recycling and sustainability targets,…

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Sustainable Cities | Dublin, Ireland

Sustainability

This week, we take a virtual visit to Dublin… Ireland’s capital is home to a metro population of 1.8 million people and also the base for some of the world’s leading research centres. The city has been given an ‘alpha’ status, meaning that it resides amongst the top thirty cities in the world. This article…

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Plastic Recycling News | Lush

Sustainability

Lush – Marching from the front in the battle for responsible packaging A conscious effort to recycle is something that we have embraced, and now accept as a normal part of a consumer lifestyle. Businesses that take advantage of Corporate Social Responsibility, known as CSR, have found that considering the environmental impact and recycling potential…

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Sustainable Business | Dirtball Fashion

World Recycling News

This week we spoke to Joe Fox from Dirtball Fashion, an American company making clothes from recycled plastic. “The idea behind Dirtball Fashion was to make a 100% sustainable product, and by that I mean 100% recycled content and 100% made in the USA. At the moment we are making and selling tees, truckers, socks,…

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Plastic Recycling News | Plastic Bales to Undergo Fire Assessments

Plastic Recycling News

Controlled fires are due to take place to determine appropriate storing distances for recycled bales, after a spate of facility fires this year. Plastic, wood, metal and more The tests, which are due to take place in March or April 2015, will evaluate the reaction to fire from 12 different types of recyclable material, including…

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