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Plastic Waste Recycling Southport

Plastic waste disposal is a global issue that everyone, especially small enterprises, must confront. At Southport Waste, we’ll give you the essential information you need to understand your company’s plastic disposal needs through waste audits. At Southport Waste, we understand the need to improve our commercial waste management behaviors for the better, because great changes begin with modest steps. For all the information you may need including our free bins and their free of charge delivery, you can reach us on 01704 360 170. 

A major focus of our services is recycling material recovery and landfill alternatives, and we also offer a wide range of ethical waste management solutions. With our customizable and cost-effective waste management services, we help businesses navigate the future of waste, and we believe that by working together, we can create a better future for everyone.

Defining Plastic Waste?

Plastic waste is any material made of plastic that is no longer of use or has reached its end-of-life stage. This can be anywhere from plastic carrier bags, plastic bottles to plastic packages. Because plastic is a light substance, it is frequently collected in large quantities. The type of polymer dictates the type of plastic and, as a result, whether or not it can be recycled. A polymer is a collection of linked molecules used in the virgin creation (new plastic that have never been recycled) of plastic. The good news is, for plastic material that cannot be recycled to new plastic materials, it can be repurposed for other uses such as oil or fuel.

If your company generates plastic waste, it may be possible to recycle it. Plastic waste is generated in industrial activities, as well as in utilities and the manufacture of other materials. Even if it is only to ensure old beverage bottles are recycled, plastic recycling policies are essential for all organizations. At Southport Waste Management we will examine your company’s needs, such as how much plastic you use and how it should be disposed of, and tailor a service to meet those demands.

Plastic Waste Recycling Southport

Historically, waste disposal methods used to be sending the waste to landfills. However, plastic is not biodegradable, hence it will not decompose in landfills. This makes landfills a bad idea for plastic disposal and only leaves us with plastic recycling which is a more environmentally friendly solution. Below are the steps involved in the recycling of plastic:

The practice of reclaiming waste or scrap plastic and turning it into various functional and valuable goods is known as plastic recycling. Because practically all plastic is non-biodegradable, recycling it as part of global efforts to reduce plastic and other solid waste in the environment.


The collection of recyclable plastic materials is always the initial stage in the recycling process. You choose when you want your plastic waste collected and how frequently you want it collected.


The sorting process begins once the plastics have been collected and brought to a recycling plant. There are technologies specifically intended to assist in the sorting of plastics according to their resin composition. This is significant because different types of plastics require different processing methods, and certain recycling facilities can only recycle particular types of plastic.


Following separation, the plastic waste must be thoroughly washed to eliminate contaminants such as labels, adhesives, and even food residue. Non-plastic waste is not recyclable with the plastic waste and can compromise the structural integrity of the finished product.


After all the previous steps are finished, the plastic will either be melted and molded into a new shape or melted and treated into granules.

The plastic bits are compacted into tiny pellets known as nurdles after they have been melted. Compounding is the process of smashing and melting tiny particles into plastic pellets. The plastic pellets are now ready to be reused or repurposed into new plastic items. Plastic pellets are sent to plastic manufacturing plants so that new plastic goods can be created.

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