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Plastic Recycling and Disposal

Plastic Recycling and Disposal

In today's environmentally conscious age, plastic recycling and disposal have taken centre stage in sustainability efforts. J&B Recycling, with its award-winning Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Hartlepool, stands as a beacon in this endeavour, demonstrating how plastics, which once littered landfills and polluted our environment, can find new life.

What Plastics Does J&B Recycling Handle?

J&B Recycling possesses the capacity and technology to recover and recycle a diverse range of hard plastics. The variety is vast - including mixed rigid plastics, offcuts from the manufacturing of new UPVC frames, and post-consumer UPVC frames and doors. Additionally, PVC guttering and downpipes, old wheelie bins, and a variety of other hard plastics made from HDPE, Polypropylene (PP), and ABS are also within the recycling realm of J&B.

These materials often come from an array of sources encompassing retail, warehousing, plastic parts manufacturers, and the construction industry. Thus, creating a comprehensive network that contributes to the significant reduction of plastic waste.

The Recycling Journey

The plastic recycling and disposal process at J&B is streamlined and efficient. Every piece of plastic that enters the MRF is meticulously sorted, recovered, and baled using an array of high tech equipment. Precision and care are paramount, ensuring that every recyclable piece is prepared adequately for the next phase of its journey.

Following this initial process, the baled plastics are then dispatched to reprocessors. Here, the materials undergo further sorting, an essential step to ensure the quality and purity of the recyclables. The plastics are then subjected to shredding, washing, and melting, processes that transform these once discarded materials into valuable resources, ready for a second life.

Pelletising and Flaking – The Transformation

The final stages of the recycling journey involve pelletising or flaking. These processes ensure the plastics are ready to be re-introduced into the production cycle, thus completing the recycling loop.

A Sustainable Future

J&B Recycling's commitment to 'Plastic Recycling and Disposal' not only promotes environmental responsibility but also ensures that the valuable resources in plastics are not lost. Their process exemplifies how businesses can lead the way in sustainability, proving that with the right systems in place, our future can be recycled.

If you're a business looking to play a role in this sustainable journey, consider J&B Recycling for your plastic recycling and disposal needs. Together, we can pave the way for a greener tomorrow. Get in touch to speak to one of our advisors.

J&B Recycling provide waste management solutions for business across the North of England. Our main Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is based in Hartlepool and we have a second site in Middlesbrough, making us ideally placed for collections across Teesside (Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Darlington). We also have a site in Washington and we operate established collection routes throughout Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

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