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Our Green Promise

We recycle over 250mt a week of post consumer waste

To the best of our knowledge, we were the first British business to invest in closed-loop bag recycling. We have profound belief that as part of this industry, we carry a great responsibility in ensuring we are as mindful of the environment as we possibly can be and recycling plays a huge part in this. Not only are we members of the Operation Clean Sweep initiative, created by the British Plastics Foundation, we have created initiatives of our own which ensure we recycle many retailers’ bags, we recycle all of our own production waste and a result of this we are an accredited re-processor of plastic packaging waste within the Environment Agency.

Rather than ‘down-cycle’, whereby recycled plastics are often used in low quality products rather than the high quality products they were used to manufacture originally, we use a carefully managed closed-loop recycling system This allows us to produce an extremely pure recycled material from a known and un-contaminated source, which can be added to virgin polymer resulting in the manufacture of a ‘second’ high quality end product. There is no compromise on the second end product manufacture thus no ‘down-cycle’.

Our recycling initiatives also extend to giving our customers an option for us to recycle their waste back into their own products or use the valuable source into others, offering our customers an opportunity to make a real difference on their environmental footprint. ***(Corporate Social Responsibility)

As part of the process we are able to issue quarterly and/or annual certificates of recycling to confirm how many tonnes of plastic customers have recycled with us or have been used within their products.

We also buy waste for compounding, this is then used internally or sold all around the world as a pelletised product.

Closed loop recycling

Green PE Sugarcane based polyethylene

By using Green Polyethylene, we can offer a unique product made from renewable resources that make a significant contribution to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the chain. Green Polyethylene is a renewable alternative to Polyethylene, where the ethylene is produced from sugarcane crops. At the end of its lifespan, Green Polyethylene can be recycled in the same chains already developed for conventional Polyethylene. Further more we can blend the Green PE with post consumer waste allowing us to further extend the green credentials for the product.

By using Green Polyethylene, we can offer a unique product made from renewable resources that make a significant contribution to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the chain. Green Polyethylene is a renewable alternative to Polyethylene, where the ethylene is produced from sugarcane crops. At the end of its lifespan, Green Polyethylene can be recycled in the same chains already developed for conventional Polyethylene. Further more we can blend the Green PE with post consumer waste allowing us to further extend the green credentials for the product.

Products made with minimum 30% Post-Consumer waste

With the government reporting the introduction of a tax on plastic for products which do not contain a minimum of 30% recycled waste, we are already prepared for this and have worked with many of our current customers in different market sectors to ensure that we are complying to this well before the set deadline of April 2022.

With our large stock of recycled material we are sure to be in a position to be able to keep a consistent availability of feed stock to ensure we have a stable supply, further more we have had success in helping customers using heavy duty packaging films with the microns in the region of 110mu down gauged to 75mu with 30% PCW.

Water Soluble Laminate

EchoSolu 16551 is a paper/paperboard laminate designed to re-pulp in commercial paper recycling system at 40°C. it is based on a modified co-polymer of vinyl acetate hydrolysed monomers. The film confirms to the CPI guidelines for re pulping. The film is non-toxic and all raw materials are listed as approved as direct food additives and food contact by EU and US regulatory listings.

Our Clients

  • Woburn