We currently recycle just 14% of the plastic packaging that we use, 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans each year where sea life and birds die from ingesting it or getting entangled.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation believes that recycling the remaining 86% of used plastic could create $80-$120billion in revenues. Many plastic packaging items such as sweet wrappers, take-away containers and foil-lined boxes would need to be broken down in a new way and be reused because the materials used to manufacture them are contaminated or too small for easy collection, have a very low economic value or contain multiple materials that are difficult to separate. Some large companies have developed plant-based alternatives to conventional petroleum-based plastic so that they can be broken down without contaminating the soil and water.
The problem plastics include polystyrene, low-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene. Smaller companies that focus on developing recycling technology such as Agylix, BioCellection and Cadel Deinking have been brought in to tackle the troublesome plastic that is currently being sent to landfills at best and at worst into rivers, lakes and Oceans.
RecycleIT4U offer a fast, efficient and friendly service to help recycle your unwanted electrical goods with a simple automated collection system. To book a collection you can either use our online form or you can speak to us direct during our normal office hours. Our collection booking telephone number is 01952 580814.
We will collect redundant PCs, laptops, monitors, servers, network products, printers, EPOS, Scanners, UPS, cabling, AV equipment, projectors, telephones, mobiles and fax machines using our own vehicles at an agreed date and time.
An official WEEE disposal certificate will be issued, quoting serial number, asset tag and description of all the items collected.
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Read the full story at… https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/feb/22/plastics-recycling-trash-chemicals-styrofoam-packaging