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Council's recycling sacks get a second life
BPI Recycled Products is working with Oadby & Wigston Borough Council on a closed loop recycling scheme whereby BPI turns the council's used recycling sacks into new refuse sacks.
To date, BPI has received 20 tonnes of empty recycling sacks from the Council and turned them into 60,000 refuse sacks for the Council's use.
"Everyone is talking about the circular economy and how businesses should embrace it, but few companies are offering innovative solutions to help companies achieve it," says Lorcan Mekitarian, commercial director, BPI Recycled Products. "We offer bespoke closed loop recycling schemes where we take our clients' waste products and recycle and regenerate them into second life products such as refuse and recycling sacks, building films, outdoor furniture and landscaping products."
The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more important under the Circular Economy agenda: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. BPI Recycled Products is at the forefront of this having created the UK's largest polythene recycling infrastructure across its four UK sites.
BPI is an example of a specialised company that helps businesses accelerate their transition towards a circular economy by offering closed loop recycling schemes. Such schemes are a high profile way for retailers, manufacturers and many other organisations to demonstrate the strength of their commitment to the environment.
Image: Collecting recycled plastics in sacks made from recycled plastic products
Image: Production line producing black sacks made from recycled plastic
5th November 2015