Plastic Expert launches a UK-Wide Carpet Recycling service

Plastic Recycling News, Sustainability

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How the EU Helped Increase UK Recycling Rates

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Plastic Expert launches national wheelie bin recycling service.

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How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Recycling

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It’s commonly known that recycling is an important way to reduce your carbon footprint. This is because a high percentage of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are directly linked to making, moving, and disposing of all the things we use and throw away. Waste prevention and recycling are powerful tools that each of us can apply...
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Youth Epilepsy Lego Club receives donation from Plastic Expert founder

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In the spring of 2017, Plastic Expert co-founder Russell Greig-Bartram visited Young Epilepsy in Surrey, a wonderful college designed specifically to provide for the needs of young epilepsy sufferers. What happened next would have a huge impact on Russell, Harry and a group of keen young builders. A love for Lego Russell was responding to...
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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.

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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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