bpi.recycled products helps local authority to close the loop on polythene waste
bpi.recycled products is helping a progressive local authority to close the loop on polythene waste. The business - which ranks as Europe’s largest polythene recycler and as a leading manufacturer of refuse sacks, recycled plastic furniture and building films - is working closely with Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council to help dispose of the council’s old wheelie bins.
Under the scheme, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council has been supplying standard household 240 litre bins to bpi.recycled products for recycling at the business’ Environment Agency accredited sites across the UK. From there, the resulting recyclate is used to manufacture new products including bpi.recycled products’ ultra-green refuse sacks known as The Green Sack®. As Rhondda Cynon Taff Council uses these refuse sacks there is actually a strong likelihood that it is reusing its own waste material.
A firm favourite with local authorities, retailers, contract cleaning companies and facilities management businesses, The Green Sack® range owes its impressive environmental credentials to the fact that they are not only made from 100% recycled material, but that all the necessary recycling takes place in the UK. This gives them a carbon footprint that is much lower than most other refuse sacks which are either produced from virgin materials or manufactured in the Far East and then imported, resulting in massive product miles.
Speaking of the scheme, Nathan Bradbeer, Purchasing Manager at bpi.recycled products, said: “As Europe’s largest polythene recycler recycling in excess of 68,000 tonnes of material per year, bpi.recycled products is perfectly placed to help organisations use polythene products in a more sustainable way. Since the partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council began in August 2010, we have helped them to dispose of over 7 tonnes of unwanted wheelie bins, keeping that waste out of landfill and in circulation. We are delighted with the success seen so far and are actively looking to introduce similar schemes with other local authorities across the UK.”
Mark Walters at Rhondda Cynon Taff Borough County Council, added: “At Rhondda Cynon Taff Council we take our commitment to the environment seriously. We already have a municipal waste strategy and strong green policies in place and also work hard to encourage recycling from residents and businesses within our region. Working with bpi.recycled products on this latest initiative is a natural extension of this.”