At Plastic Expert we have vast experience with clients from multiple sectors, with one of our customers being an online music retail company. The vinyl record manufacturer got in touch with us explaining how they had large quantities of redundant PVC Vinyl records both in full form discs. This waste was proving difficult for them to handle, and they were searching for a sustainable waste management company that could collect and recycle the materials.

How We Helped

Specialising in recycling PVC waste, we knew the exact process involved in dealing with this plastic waste successfully. Providing highly flexible services to suit the needs of our clients, we worked around a collection day that best fitted the companies busy schedule to load and transport the PVC. The collection consisted of using an arctic curtain sider lorry free of charge, meaning the curtains could be drawn back easily for speedy and efficient loading.

Collection and Recycling

Once collected, the recyclable waste was sent to our licenced recycling facility for the discs to be granulated down into small pieces. The next step is to powder the plastic, this helps to reproduce the plastic waste into new products of different sizes. Once the recycling process is completed, the material can then be reintroduced into the plastic market to be turned into new products, saving raw materials and vital energy from being overused. These PVC Vinyl records may even be recycled to create new vinyl products, entering back into the music market.

Before And After

PVC Vinyl Record

Recycling Reports and Documentation

The full recycling documentation was given on the collection of the PVC vinyl records. This report consists of all legal documentation; including the weight of the materials and data to understand the collection and recycling procedure. The documents can then provide our clients with evidence on the environmentally-friendly recycling methods we use, and allows them to see the great benefits of using our waste management services.

Environmental Impact and Cost Savings

Without the help of Plastic Expert’s services, the music retail company would have spent over £1000 in order to dispose of the plastic waste themselves. Not only did we provide a cost-effective service saving them huge costs, but also an efficient, hassle-free full waste management service from collections through to recycling. As a business creating large amounts of plastic waste, it is incredibly important that their waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. This helps fewer plastics find their way into landfill sites which directly contributes to earth pollution and carbon emissions.