Plastic Waste Management London

Call London waste company for all of your plastic waste management at 020 3369 5901. At London waste, we see the impact plastic waste has in the environment and strive to reduce the pollution created by plastic waste. We encourage sustainability through proper waste management practises. We are available for collection 24/7 anywhere in and around London and all of the UK.

Our services come with free bins and we deliver the bins at your premises free of charge. We are a licenced waste management facility and the best London has. 

What is Plastic Waste? 

Plastic becomes waste when it is discarded in our bins and on our  landscapes. More often than not, it ends up polluting our aquatic environments like our oceans, lakes, and rivers. Though plastic waste is mostly prominent in developing Asian and African nations, due to poor waste collection systems, it is still a problem in developed nations like ours. 

Plastic waste is so easy to generate due to the fact that it is the most durable and convenient. But, it is also made to be easily discarded, a phenomenon known as throw-away culture. The problem is that plastic has a very long lifespan. When thrown away, the plastic just sits there in our landfills, emitting greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and eroding the soils. Plastic waste is a growing concern. 

Plastic Waste Reduction London

There are several methods businesses can adopt to reduce plastic waste output in their business. The first method would be to replace all plastic materials with biodegradable and eco-friendly materials. 

However, the best way to effectively reduce plastic waste  is to start with a plastic waste audit. This will let you know how much plastic waste your company produces. Once you know how much plastic waste your company generates, then after, you can make notes and take steps to eliminate the use of single-use plastics. 

Eliminating plastic bottles will also help with reducing the amount of plastic waste in your business. You can easily solve this problem by providing a filtered water cooler or by adding a filter to the kitchen tap. This way, no one will need to buy water in plastic bottles. Lots of plastic waste is generated through single use plastic cups used for coffee or tea in the workplace. If you can get your staff to use their own teacup and coffee mugs from home, you will significantly reduce plastic waste in your business. 

Plastic Recycling London

Plastic recycling processes involve collecting, sorting, shredding, washing, and recreating plastic. 

We’ll collect the plastic waste from your premises and transport it to our recycling centres. At the recycling centre, the plastic will be sorted according to its resin grade. Sorting can happen automatically or with a manual sorter to remove all the contaminants from the plastic waste stream. 

After the plastic has been sorted and all the contaminants removed, it will go through the shredding process to make the following steps easier. So, after shredding, the plastic will be melted to create granules. The granules will then be used to create more plastic products.

Plastic Facts London

  • Currently, 30 percent of plastic waste is recycled in Europe.
  • Plastics accounted for 12% of total global waste generation in 2016
  • Plastics can take hundreds of years to degrade
  • Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations.
  • Plastic kills over 1.1 million seabirds and animals each year
  • 2 million plastic bags are still being used every minute
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