Plastics we Recycle

At IPL Brightgreen, we are at the forefront of plastic recycling, contributing to a sustainable and circular economy.

Dedicated to recycling

We are dedicated to recycling various types of plastic, each serving a distinct purpose and sourced from post-consumer scrap materials. The main types of plastic that the team at IPL Brightgreen focus on recycling include:

Polypropylene (PP):

  • Applications: Pots, trays, tubs, paint pots, food buckets, storage boxes.
  • Characteristics: Polypropylene is a versatile plastic commonly used in packaging and storage containers due to its durability and resistance to heat.

High-density Polyethylene (HDPE):

  • Applications: Household bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, window cleaner containers, wheelie bins, water pipes, industrial ducting.
  • Characteristics: High-density polyethylene is known for its strength and rigidity, making it suitable for various packaging and industrial applications.

Recycled plastic for reintegration

IPL Brightgreen has developed an innovative and future-focused manufacturing process to give these post-consumer scrap plastics a second life. Recycling involves transforming the collected plastic materials into recycled flakes and pellets. This process is crucial for preparing the recycled plastic for reintegration into the manufacturing cycle, used throughout the IPL Group.

By recycling polypropylene and high-density polyethylene, IPL Brightgreen reduces plastic waste and minimises the environmental impact of plastic production. The commitment to continually developing and innovating our manufacturing process reflects our dedication to innovation and sustainability in plastic recycling. This approach aligns with the broader goal of the IPL Group, creating a more circular and eco-friendly approach to plastic usage.

The recycling process typically involves several key steps:

  1. Collection and Sorting: Post-consumer plastic scrap is collected and sorted based on type. This is a critical step to ensure that every kind of plastic can be processed appropriately.
  2. Cleaning and Shredding: The collected plastics are thoroughly cleaned to remove contaminants. After cleaning, the plastics are shredded into smaller pieces, facilitating the subsequent processing steps.
  3. Melting and Reforming: The shredded plastic is melted and reformed into small pellets. These recycled pellets serve as raw materials for manufacturing various plastic products.
  4. Quality Control: Throughout the recycling process, stringent quality control measures are implemented to ensure that the recycled plastic meets industry standards and is suitable for reuse.
  5. Manufacturing Integration: The recycled pellets are reintroduced into the manufacturing cycle. They can produce many products, including packaging materials, containers, and other plastic items.