How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Recycling
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...Read more
Youth Epilepsy Lego Club receives donation from Plastic Expert founder
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...Read more
How Far Does Your Recycled Waste Travel?
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...Read more
‘Love your work, be yourself’ – OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR SUCCESS STORY.
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...Read more
Why Quality Matters | The Transformation of Plastic Scrap
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...Read more
Research Project Reveals Opportunities For Flexible Packaging Recycling
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...Read more
How Does the UK Compare at Plastic Recycling with Sweden?
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...Read more
Co-op becomes 1st retailer to back Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan
The company suggests that others should follow suit, and we here at Plastic Expert suspect that they will, and in large numbers! Iain Ferguson, environmental manager for the Co-op said in an official statement regarding the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan, “we are proud to support this initiative as we recognise it is essential that...Read more
Zero Waste Scotland: Part Three!
Has anybody told Scotland that becoming zero waste is not a race? Actually, thinking about it, perhaps they are right, the environmental clock is ticking and sooner or later our waste and our planetary damage are going to catch up with us. If there is such thing as an environmental clock, it’s getting pretty close...Read more