Polythene can be recycled at carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets.
Did you know?
- It takes 91% less energy to recycle 1lb of plastic than it takes to recycle 1lb of paper.
- It takes more than four times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as it does to manufacture a plastic bag.
- It would take approximately seven lorries to transport the same number of paper bags as can be transported by a single lorry full of plastic bags.
- As required by the VOC regulations and latest European legislation we collect the gases from the print machines and inks, these are ducted to an oxidiser which burns off solvents. We re-use the heat generated to heat our factory and offices.
We also have in place a very strict in-house recycling regime on all waste polythene products and waste thinners.
We accept polythene back from end users for recycling, which is sent away for the production of bin liners or building products.