We've rebooted our Facebook Group. If groups are your thing, join up and let's make it as amazing and friendly as our forums!

Click here for HSfB's Facebook Group Image

Plastic recycling?

Discuss all things environmental.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Blackstone
Grand Shidoshi
Grand Shidoshi
Posts: 1082
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:17 am
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GlenDoc
Industry Sector: Refrigeration / Oil & Gas / Pharma
Occupation: EHS Advisor
Location: Kent
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Plastic recycling?

Post by Blackstone » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:59 pm

Hi all,

My company produces different types of plastic waste from our manufacturing processes and we are struggling to find a recycling company that is willing or interested in recycling the waste rather than us just putting it to general waste.
Its not lumps of plastic but rather from machining, so plastic 'swarf'.

We are based in Kent and any recommendations would be welcomed

Many thanks ./thumbsup..

Glen
'Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough that they don't want to!' - Richard Branson

User avatar
Alexis
Official HSfB Legend
Official HSfB Legend
Posts: 46025
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:52 am
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexisHSfB
Location: West Lothian
Has thanked: 544 times
Been thanked: 66 times
Contact:

Re: Plastic recycling?

Post by Alexis » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:25 am

Blackstone wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Hi all,

My company produces different types of plastic waste from our manufacturing processes and we are struggling to find a recycling company that is willing or interested in recycling the waste rather than us just putting it to general waste.
Its not lumps of plastic but rather from machining, so plastic 'swarf'.

We are based in Kent and any recommendations would be welcomed

Many thanks ./thumbsup..

Glen
Thank you to anyone who could offer some advice on this one of Glen's. .salut .salut
"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle."

Image

Get Listed for Free on our New Business Directory

User avatar
kevlarion
Blue Sky Moderator
Blue Sky Moderator
Posts: 1966
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:20 pm
Occupation: QHSE Manager
Location: Glasgow
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 33 times
Contact:

Re: Plastic recycling?

Post by kevlarion » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:45 am

We also can't get all of our plastic waste recycled but the stuff we can't goes to refuse derived fuel rather than landfill.
I think most large waste contractors can divert waste to rdf now.
If it isn't broken, that doesn't mean you can't improve it. (Do three negatives make a positive ?)

User avatar
bernicarey
Anorak Extraordinaire
Anorak Extraordinaire
Posts: 8695
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:50 am
Twitter: @bernicarey
Industry Sector: Consultancy/Training
Occupation: Safety, Health, Environment and Fire Consultant.
Location: The heart of the East Midlands...
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 144 times
Contact:

Re: Plastic recycling?

Post by bernicarey » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:39 pm

Have you tried this lot?
They seem to offer all manner of recycling schemes.
https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/collection-programs

They even offer a scheme for recycling luggage, although it seems a bit wacky to buy a recycling box that would only accept a single suitcase.... .scratch .scratch
www.belvoirsafety.co.uk

Tomorrow - your reward for being safe today...

Image

Post Reply

 

Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on on LinkedIn

Terms of Use Privacy Policy