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Plastic Waste Management Bournemouth

For almost three decades, we’ve been at the forefront of plastic waste recycling. Bournemouth Waste is a waste management services company that recycles various sorts of plastic waste and is one of the UK’s leading waste recyclers. Over the years, we have demonstrated a tireless commitment and responsibility for creating and maintaining a clean and healthy environment for future generations. 

To find out how we can offer our plastic waste management services for your company in Bournemouth, give us a call on 01202 805 390 or head on to our contact us page for a callback and an obligation free quote.

What is Plastic Waste Management?

Collection and disposal – including recycling – are all part of the plastic waste management process, as is monitoring to guarantee legal compliance. Compaction of landfills and, in some cases, incineration is used to dispose of this waste. When it comes to the latter, air pollution is a worry, thus it isn’t the first choice for disposal. As a commercial company, your plastic waste is meant to be managed by a certified waste company such as Bournemouth Waste and disposing of it in any other way may result in legal actions and even closure of your business.

Because it makes living easier, plastic is frequently used. It raises our living conditions and enhances our diet. Manufacturing, healthcare, construction, transportation, agriculture, and transportation all use it. That is to say, a large portion of everything we consume is made of plastic. It is a low-cost, long-lasting substance. The majority of this plastic, though, winds up in our oceans and landfills due to improper waste management practises.

 Plastic Waste Recycling Process

The process of recycling plastic involves transforming waste plastic into functional and usable items. Recycling plastic helps reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment. The process also saves energy and reduces the usage of virgin materials in the production of plastic. Making new materials from plastic is simple and inexpensive because it is such a durable substance. The  Bournemouth Waste Company complies with a zero landfill policy when it comes to plastic waste. In order to comply with the law and your Duty of Care, your organisation should be focused on its environmental responsibilities.

The recycling of plastics is divided into several different steps. In most recycling installations, these steps generally remain the same, but in some situations, certain steps may be combined or omitted.

During the recycling process, the plastic material to be recycled is always collected first. The sorting process begins once the plastics have been collected and brought to a recycling plant. Plastics are sorted into separate sections by machines based on a variety of qualities that vary depending on the recycling facility or the ultimate product.

Plastics are typically sorted according to the type of plastic (material used), the colour of the plastic, or even how it was manufactured. This is significant because different types of plastics require different processing methods, and some recycling facilities can only recycle one type of plastic. When the wrong type of plastic is processed at the improper facility, the efficiency of the process suffers.

The plastic is then rinsed. The purpose of this process is to get rid of any contaminants and everything that isn’t plastic. The labels on most containers and packaging, as well as glue and food residue, must be removed. There is no way to recycle this non-plastic waste, which may compromise the structural integrity of the final product. 

The final step in the recycling process is typically seen as the most exciting since it involves converting plastic particles into recycled components that can be used in future manufacturing. Compounding is the process of smashing and melting tiny particles into plastic pellets. After that, the pellets can be utilised to make additional plastic items.

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