Packaging Scotland


Recycling drive helps find new uses for surplus plastic

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A Plaswood bench

RPC bpi protec has announced its Worcester site has established a closed-loop recycling initiative to help find valuable uses for surplus plastic packaging.

Unused wicketed polythene (PE) bags and PE films are returned under the protec Reprocess Scheme, which the firm said links with its sister recycling division to create a variety of “no maintenance, sustainable and cost-effective” Plaswood products such as activity tables and benches. Plaswood is produced using 100% recycled polythene.

RPC bpi protec added that, as an added advantage, all collections are made by lorries on return delivery journeys, resulting in fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

Sales director Sue Mohan said, “We have already partnered with a number of important customers on this initiative, helping to support their CSR and sustainability programmes by taking their unused packaging and turning it into Plaswood benches for the benefit of organisations local to them.

“The protec Reprocess Scheme is a real differentiator for us, both minimising waste and maximising efficiencies within our supply chain. Our aim is to widen this service and bring the sustainability benefits it offers to our other customers in the very near future.”