Plastic Recycling

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Plastic Recycling

Safely and efficiently dispose of your waste plastic, while reducing the impact your business has on the environment.

Here at Datashredders, we understand that businesses are under increasing pressures to improve their environmental impact. That’s why we provide sustainable plastic waste management solutions to businesses around the UK.

We offer plastic recycling services for a variety of waste polymers – across a wide range of sectors, such as construction, manufacturing, automotive and retail – including:

Whether you produce plastic waste as a by-product or through the packaging you handle, reduce the amount that ends up in landfill with Datashredders’ commercial plastic recycling services.

Why Datashredders?

We take plastic recycling very seriously and understand the importance of sustainably processing plastics to minimise the harmful impact we all have on the environment.

By partnering with Datashredders you get a simple and flexible plastic recycling service that not only disposes of your plastic waste, but also helps your business achieve its environmental goals.

We pride ourselves on industry expertise and proven processes to offer our customers:

  • Market-leading rebates
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Mixed load collection of all sizes
  • A friendly and efficient service
  • Quick and transparent payment terms.

What Plastics do Datashredders Recycle?

When it comes to plastic recycling, all manner of plastic items are recyclable, from polyethylene (PET) plastics (the sort used to make bottles) to low-density polyethylene (LDPE) – the plastics used to make garment bags, bubble wrap and even refuse sacks.

Thanks to our advanced recycling technology, there are very few plastics that Datashredders can’t buy to reprocess into regrinds for high-quality materials.

We offer recycling solutions for a range of polymers, including:

  • LDPE
  • HDPE Pipe
  • HDPE
  • PP Polypropylene
  • PS Polystyrene

Datashredders can also recycle most of the waste streams that are encountered in the agricultural industry, this includes silage wrap, crop cover, polytunnel, HDPE Canisters etc.

Why recycle your waste plastic?

Recycling plastics can be an asset when you consider your corporate recycling policies, as well as making a big cut in the costs associated with waste management fees. Baled plastic, can command a high scrap value per ton, meaning you can generate extra revenue by partnering with Datashredders.

When it comes to the impact your company has on the environment, recycling your plastic waste also helps you achieve your green credentials.

There are many reasons why we should recycle as much as we can:

  • We can conserve a huge amount of energy by recycling plastic rather than throwing it away. Up to 80% of the energy that would typically be used to make new plastic bottles, containers and any other items could be saved.
  • Plastic disposal through recycling reduces the amount of non-degradable rubbish that is put into landfill.
  • Recycling plastic waste generates twice the economic impact as opposed to sending it to landfill.
  • A large amount of petroleum is used in the production of new plastic products. Therefore, oil consumption can be reduced by recycling plastic waste.

What is the plastic recycling process?

The first step of the recycling process involves sorting the plastics and separating them into the different resin types through a series of steps; shredding, sieving and eventually separating the plastics by rates of density.

The shredded fragments are also put through a process that removes paper labels and any other impurities, such as the metal numbering and chips if one is shredding credit cards or debit cards.

The resulting shredded bits are then melted down into pellets, which are then used in the manufacture of other plastic goods. Some plastic is sorted by colour before it is recycled.

Contact us today for a quote or to find out more about our plastic recycling services.

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  • We have a strict Zero to Landfill policy. 100% of the paper we shred is recycled at UK mills. All other materials are either recycled, made into Refuse Derived Fuel, or are sent to Energy from Waste plants to generate energy for the National Grid.
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