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Plastic Recycling Wakefield

Plastic recycling may be one of the best inventions of men to save all of mankind. Plastic is made of natural resources such as oil that are valuable and depleting. If you need help recycling your plastic waste, Wakefield waste is a licenced waste disposal company. We have the expertise, the experience and staff that offers great customer service. You can reach us on 01924 637 410. 

We will also provide you with free bins, and deliver them to your house for free. We also give you the option to choose when you would like to have your bin collected. 

What is Plastic Recycling?

The way in which plastic is recycled makes it durable, lightweight and offers a great deal of convenience. However, it is also made so that it is easily discarded. However, that is not the best way to promote sustainability and to save our natural resources. Recycling is. 

Recycling is the process of turning waste material into reusable material. It is environmentally friendly and saves so much energy and natural resources than making plastic from raw material does.  By recycling the plastics we use everyday, we can reduce our impact on the environment and help our businesses cut costs. Sometimes, paper is a necessity in the running of the business. Therefore, paper waste is inevitable. At Wakefield Waste, we are here to put your worries to rest and handle all things associated with paper waste recycling for you. Recycling helps to reduce the production of waste, encourages sustainability and reduces the chemicals and gasses produced by paper waste in landfills.

Furthermore, plastic recycling aids in boosting the economy by creating more jobs. After all, these recycling centres need to be manned by trained people. Recycling laws keep changing, making it difficult as someone who is not trained to be a recycler to keep up with. 

Problems Associated With Plastic Recycling Wakefield

Though plastic is recyclable material, not all plastic can be recycled. This poses a bit of a problem when it comes to eliminating all plastic waste and to ensure that it does not end up taking up space in landfills and causing undesirable weather conditions and a range of other health problems. There are some plastic recycling plants that will take mixed polymers, a type of plastic that is difficult to recycle and therefore classified as nonrecyclable plastic waste, however, the materials produced tend to be of low grade and value. 

Identifying recyclable plastic material has been made easier with arrow signs on the plastic materials. They usually have a number in the middle. These are called RIC codes (Reuters instrument code). Lower numbers indicate a high likelihood for recycling and bigger numbers mean the item is probably not recyclable or not the easiest to recycle. Other plastics are not recyclable due to economical and environmental reasons. They either cause too much damage than we are trying to divert or produce low quality products in the end that no one would buy or use. Other plastic materials that are not recyclable are likely to clog the machinery used in recycling plants in the recycling process. These types of plastic waste include crisp packets, salad bags, plastic wrap and more. 

Our advanced recycling facilities across the country allow us to recycle most plastic waste compared to other regular recycling centers. 

Plastic Recycling Process Wakefield

Plastic waste recycling includes collection, transportation of the plastic waste to recycling facilities where the second stage of recycling will begin. We collect your plastic waste and transport it to recycling centres. At the recycling plants, it will be sorted and filtered by grades. 

After sorting, it will either be recycled via mechanical recycling or chemical recycling. 

Mechanical recycling is whereby the plastic is washed to rid it of all impurities, grounded and then melted to be able to create new plastic products. With chemical recycling plastic is broken down into monomers to form new polymers to be reused as new plastic products. 

Plastic that is not recycled will most likely end up in landfills. To avoid this, businesses are encouraged to use as little plastic as possible, not discard plastic products after using them and to consider reusing them as well as helping us find better alternatives than landfills. At Wakefield Waste we strive to send as little waste as possible to landfills, if at all. 

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