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J&B Recycling is proud to announce a significant increase in recycling volume for the first quarter of 2023. Compared to the same period in 2022, J&B Recycling has sent 2000 tonnes more materials to end suppliers be recycled. This is a remarkable achievement and shows that J&B Recycling is making a real difference in reducing waste and promoting sustainable practices.
The increase in recycling volume is due to several factors, including the continued efforts of J&B Recycling's dedicated team of professionals, the investment in new recycling technologies, and the growing awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of recycling. By working closely with its customers and providing them with tailored recycling solutions, J&B Recycling has been able to achieve these impressive results.
J&B Recycling operate one of the largest Material Recycling Facilities (MRF’s) in the UK, which won ‘Facility of the Year’ at the 2022 National Recycling Awards. A MRF operates by receiving and sorting mixed recyclable materials such as paper, plastic, metal, and glass from residential, commercial, and industrial sources, using various mechanical and manual methods to separate them into different categories. The materials are then sent on to another specialist supplier for further processing and recycling into new products.
The most significant increase in recycling rates has been for cardboard (OCC), with J&B Recycling sending just over 836 tonnes more to be recycled in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. This is a positive sign that both householders and businesses are becoming more conscious about their use of cardboard and are taking steps to recycle more of it. The increase in volumes of plastic bottles and steel cans is also a promising trend, as these materials use lots of energy to make from scratch and can take hundreds of years to decompose if not disposed of properly.
Glass is the only material that has seen a slight decrease in recycling volumes during the first quarter of 2023. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as changes in consumer behaviours, a decrease in glass usage, or the availability of alternative materials. Despite this decrease, J&B Recycling remains committed to increasing the amount of glass it recycles and will continue to work with all stakeholders to recycle more glass.
By staying up to date with the latest recycling technologies and trends, J&B Recycling is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of its customers and promote a more sustainable future. >> Get in touch to find out how we can support your business to manage its waste sustainably - and save money.