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Plastic Waste Recycling Hull

The safety of our employees and the businesses with which we collaborate is a top priority for Hull Waste Management. The United Kingdom is one of the world’s leading recyclers. The recycling process helps to reduce the production of waste, and therefore the chemicals and gases that are produced in landfills. 

At Hull Waste Management, we recycle all plastics, including those that aren’t recyclable. We can collect and recycle nearly any type of waste, including plastic waste, which is currently one of the most prevalent waste streams worldwide. Call us at 01482 910 170. We are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

What is Plastic Waste?

The term plastic waste refers to discarded plastic material that can be spotted in landfills, oceans, and dumpsters. This material is easy to manufacture, durable, and inexpensive. Environmentally, it has a very negative impact. Due to our excessive consumption, we discard 12 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean every year. The chemical composition of plastics or polymer type will determine your recycling options, even though all plastics are recyclable. Below is a list of resins and polymers that determine the recyclability of plastic waste:

  • PET is a recyclable plastic that is extensively used in water bottles, condiment bottles, and soft drink bottles.
  • PE-DH is a type of plastic that is commonly used in shopping bags, milk bottles, detergent bottles, and shampoo bottles.
  • PVC: Plumbing pipes, clear food packaging, clear food wrap, and pharmaceutical bottles are all made of PVC.
  • LDPE : Dry cleaning bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, and waste bags are all made of LDPE.
  • PP: This form of plastic is used in the packaging of deli products, yogurt containers, and some clothing insulation.
  • PS Takeout containers, cups, plates, supermarket meat trays, and peanut packaging are all made of PS, often known as styrofoam.
  • Bisphenol: This sort of plastic comprises anything that isn’t specified above, such as CDs and infant bottles.

What is Plastic Recycling?

Almost all types of plastics can be recycled. The amount of recycling, on the other hand, is determined by technical, economic, and logistical reasons. Nonetheless, it is our duty at Hull Waste to ensure that none of these obstacles prevents you from recycling your plastic waste. Not from a financial or logistical standpoint. Everything related to the recycling of plastic waste is handled by us. Plastics are a valuable but finite resource, so recycling them into new items is the greatest alternative once they’ve been used. In the year 2000, just 13,000 tonnes of plastic bottles were recycled; currently, the UK recycles around 380,000 tonnes of plastic bottles per year.

Almost any type of plastic can be recycled. Technical, economic, and logistical factors, on the other hand, govern the extent to which they are recycled. Because plastics are a finite and valuable resource, recycling them into new items is usually the best alternative once they have been used. The separated, single-polymer stream is washed, granulated, and re-extruded during recycling to produce recycled pellets ready for moulding. Chemical recycling approaches based on depolymerisation and feedstock recycling break down long hydrocarbon chains in polymers into shorter hydrocarbon fractions or monomers using chemical, thermal, or catalytic processes.

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