A team of volunteers from Berry bpi’s Greenock site recently participated in the #UpstreamBattle community clean-up week, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Staff joined local businesses, charities, children and politicians to collect litter at the Belville Community Garden Trust. Provided with Green Sack refuse bags made from recycled polythene provided by Berry bpi, clear guidelines were given to all collectors who helped segregate the litter for recycling, with all suitable plastics taken back by Berry bpi for reprocessing into their Plaswood furniture range.
To highlight the recyclability of plastics and the opportunity for litter to be repurposed into something new, two of the Plaswood benches were put on display before being donated to the Craigend Resource Centre at the end of the event.
Mike Baxter, external affairs director at Berry bpi said, “We had a wonderful time cleaning up the area and working within our local community. As a group we already recycle over 135,000 tonnes of polythene waste, turning them into new products such as Plaswood and we were therefore delighted to donate two benches for the Craigend Resource Centre to highlight this.
“Plastic is widely recyclable and it’s essential that we help get this message across to everyone. By collecting litter and turning it into something new, such as a Plaswood bench, we can clearly show the journey of recycled plastics and help people to understand the important role they can play.”