Whilst the packaging industry grows day by day, the demand to extract natural resources for the production of products grows with it. As packages manufactured need these materials, recycling facilities allow us to reuse products and save these raw materials from being drained. Not only does this harm the planet, but also habitats and wildlife where extraction occurs.
Although PET plastic is one of the most recycled plastic, only 29.1% of PET bottles and jars were recycled in 2018. When this material is disposed of incorrectly, or simply thrown away because of food contact, it will often end up piling into landfill sites. Here, harmful gases are emitted into the atmosphere speeding up the rate of global warming, along with the PET rubbish finding its way into surrounding environments.
As a business, having an effective closed loop recycling program in place will help to reduce the risk of these impacts, along with cutting disposal costs and time managing the waste yourselves. At Plastic Expert, we also offer rebates for some bulk loads of plastic waste, which means you could open up a new revenue stream for your company.
The rebate and revenue back to your business depends on the quality and quantity of PET waste material. Our team can provide you with a price per tone of PET subject to receiving photos of the waste plastic material.