Most people want to do the right thing when it comes to household recycling but evidence suggests there is confusion about what can be recycled and how. We want to help stop recycling feeling like madness – and our house in the middle of this year’s RWM, at Stand O14 is designed to help simplify the process!
Our street scene theme is a signpost for resource efficiency!
We’ll be welcoming visitors onto our stand’s kerbside where we’ll reveal exclusive new additions to our broad portfolio of products for the capture and containment of resources for recycling.
These launches are designed to aid simple, separate collections of materials for recycling. They come at a time when the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy outlines plans for a consistent set of recyclable materials to be collected from all households, flats and businesses. These include weekly food waste collections, and simplification of the process. The government is also reviewing and consulting on potential extended producer responsibility for ‘harder to recycle’ materials including textiles, and will continue to work closely with WRAP and others on future policy development.
Visitors to our stand can get a first look at new additions to our popular LowCO2t ™ range, now incorporating green, red, blue, and yellow sacks. These are a great visual reminder to help in the separation of different materials for recycling. This range helps to reduce both the volume of plastic and the energy used in manufacturing, and also helps to minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transportation through the supply chain.
Our extensive range of products for the separate kerbside collection of a range of materials also includes compostable sacks and liners for food and garden waste made from Ecopond® biodegradable resin – for which we are the sole distributor among local authorities and the recycling and waste management sector in the UK. Also on our kerbside display are textile recycling bags and clear and colour tinted refuse sacks made from recycled polyethylene, suitable for the collection of recyclables.
Our friendly team will be on hand at the kerbside to answer any questions, including queries about new and existing products. Our street scene is designed to show that solutions are available that simplify the process, helping people to collect separate waste streams ready for the correct recycling application.
We’ve also added a new resources section to our website, where visitors can view or download a range of key industry documentation or visit relevant websites for information about the benefits of plastic materials. Using polythene sacks and bags made from recycled material is the simplest, most resource-efficient and cost-effective way to encourage people to safely and hygienically separate and collect recyclables effectively. This allows valuable materials to return to the circular economy, or for appropriate disposal.
As a member of the British Plastics Federation, we support WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact which has outlined an ambitious set of targets, to create a circular economy for plastics. The aim is to eliminate all avoidable plastic packaging waste and make all plastic packaging reusable, recyclable, recycled, or compostable, by 2025.
For more information about our sustainable range of products for separate recycling collections visit our street scene at Stand O14 at RWM 2019 www.cromwellpolythene.co.uk