How Recycled Plastic Can Be Used in the Construction Industry

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

Environmentally-friendly practices can go a long way in improving a brand’s image, but they also offer cost-saving measures that can help a construction business grow. In this industry, recycled plastics are becoming more and more common, but how exactly can it be applied to your own contracts and what are the benefits? Where do recycled...
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Why recycling is important for your CSR policy

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

All companies should have a corporate social responsibility policy. This tells the world what you’re doing to try and have a positive impact on the wider world. What practices are you following to ensure you don’t create a negative effect on society? Plenty of things can be part of this policy, but we believe that...
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How many times can plastic be recycled?

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

Plastic is one of the most common materials in the world. It comes in various forms, and it’s used for everything from food containers to carrier bags. As such, plastic recycling has taken centre stage over the last decade or so. We’re generating far too much plastic waste, and this is releasing too many carbon...
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5 reasons your business should recycle plastic

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

Should your business start to recycle plastic? Think about all the different types of plastic your company uses every single day. This ranges from plastic containers to plastic packaging waste, and so on. Most people choose to avoid plastic recycling because they assume it can’t be recycled. In reality, most types of plastic can be...
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How the recycling industry has grown in the UK

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

The UK recycling market continues to grow, but as it does, it finds itself faced with new trends and challenges, some of which threaten its further growth. Many of these challenges are found specifically in the plastics market. While we’re finding that more and more of the plastics that we use can be recycled, we’re...
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Why businesses need to reduce their carbon footprint

Sustainability, Sustainable Business

If you’ve paid any attention to the news, business or otherwise, over the past decade, then you’re bound to have noticed the trend sweeping across the globe. Though there are still some pockets of debate, the majority recognises the reality that climate change is being caused by humans, and has the potential to do extensive...
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Which car manufacturers use the most recycled plastic?

Plastic Recycling, Sustainability

Plastics are growing increasingly more used throughout the automotive industry. As the focus on finding sustainable uses for plastic also grows, many car makers have been looking at using recycled plastics in their cars. With plastic contributing to up to 50% of the volume of the average modern car, that means a lot of potential...
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How is polystyrene recycled?

Plastic Recycling, Sustainability

Despite being one of the most widely used forms of plastic, used in cups, packaging, and packing materials, polystyrene is not as widely recycled as many other plastics. In the UK, local authorities aren’t able to collect polystyrene from the curb-side, unlike paper, cardboard, and other widely recycled materials. However, that doesn’t mean that polystyrene...
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Recycling plastic from electrical waste

Plastic Recycling News, Sustainable Business

As part of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (or WEEE), which has been in effect since 2007, recycling centers and services across the UK have been doing what they can to recycle electronic and electrical waste. With over a million tonnes of electrical goods produced every year, let’s take a look at what...
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How is PVC guttering recycled?

Plastic Recycling News, Sustainable Business

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is used for a wide range of applications across the world. Amongst the most common uses of PVC in the UK is using it for guttering and downspouts on properties of all types. This PVC guttering diverts rainwater from the roofs of our buildings, ensuring it ends up in the sewer...
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