Recycling the recycled

Last week we had some interesting conversations about misinformed facts that are being shared.

These “facts” included that once recycled and a product is made, it can’t be recycled again. This is not true, and we feel it’s important at IPL Brightgreen to make sure we highlight the importance of recycling the recycled.

Recycled plastic products are still recyclable because the plastic material can undergo multiple recycling processes without losing its properties. This means that even after being used and recycled once, plastic products can be recycled again and turned into new products.

There are several advantages to recycling recycled plastic products:

  1. Environmental Benefits: Recycling helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills or incinerators. By recycling plastic products, we can minimise the negative impact on the environment, including reducing pollution, conserving energy, and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. Conservation of Resources: Recycling plastic products helps conserve natural resources such as oil, which is a key component in plastic production. By using recycled plastic, we can reduce the need for virgin plastic production, save energy, and reduce the extraction of raw materials.
  3. Energy Savings: The process of recycling plastic requires less energy compared to producing new plastic from virgin materials. This energy saving helps to reduce carbon emissions and the overall carbon footprint.
  4. Economic Benefits: Recycling plastic products can contribute to the growth of the recycling industry and create job opportunities. It also reduces the costs associated with waste management and landfill usage.
  5. Circular Economy: Recycling recycled plastic products promotes a circular economy, where materials are reused and recycled continuously. This helps to close the loop on plastic waste and reduce the reliance on new plastic production.
Recyclingvat IPL-Brightgreen

Recycling recycled products

Maximising their lifespan and minimising waste generation is important. By recycling, we can extend the usefulness of plastic materials, reduce the demand for new plastic production, and contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

We fully support recycling the recycled and are happy to discuss this and our other thoughts and innovations with you.