Polybags manufactures a number of product ranges from 100% recycled polythene.
This is part of our commitment to produce eco-friendly packaging and demonstrate both through our products and our production processes that we are an environmentally-responsible business that cares about the world around us.
We constantly monitor and evaluate our systems to minimise waste, whilst recycling any waste that is produced, provided doing so is actually beneficial for the environment (see 'Polybags' 100% recycling principle', below).
Plastic scrap generated from our in-house production lines is collected, pelletized and re-extruded to produce recycled film that is then used to produce a range of products, including mailing bags, waste bags and carrier bags.
Whilst recycling is generally a positive thing that is beneficial for the environment, the re-use of raw materials is not the only consideration to factor in when deciding if it is the most environmentally-friendly course of action.
Plastic recycling - as with plastic manufacture - involves the melting down of raw materials. This process of course requires energy to melt the plastics and generating this energy creates carbon emissions.
At Polybags, we always collect plastic waste during manufacture and then we operate a 100% recycling principle. This means that, wherever recycling plastic waste is more energy-efficient than disposing of it, we will recycle.
Find out more about Polybags' extensive range of environmentally-friendly packaging via the links below: