New thinking in plastic recycling

PolymerCare – WasteCare’s newest brand – recycles plastic polymer material and offers colour specific grades of all polymers to manufacturers. We can offer waste producers a rebate on suitable plastic waste and help manufacturers achieve great savings over using exclusively virgin materials.

What We Take In

PolymerCare takes in discarded post consumer plastics. These are principally the larger scrapped items that households throw out, either because the item has been damaged, or outgrown, or is considered obsolete. Until now there has not been a reliable UK destination where they can be efficiently recycled. Traditionally plastic recyclers have concentrated efforts on recovery of packaging waste where our consumer society has created large volumes of cheap disposable items like plastic bottles. We are different and can process the heavier, larger items that every household ultimately produces.

Products for Sale

PolymerCare takes in discarded household mixed plastics and processes them through a fully automated recycling line to produce 98% pure polymer specific regrind flakes which are suitable for direct introduction into compounding extruders. Our customers feedback tells us that the consistency and quality of our products enables them to obtain very high yields and produce compounds with high impact properties.

What we sell

After initial inspection, waste travels through a number of different processes which sort, clean and size reduce to produce a variety of standard polymers in a number of different formats. Clean, dry, metal and dust free sub-40mm size shred and regrind sub-10mm size flakes in HDPE, Polypropylene, ABS, HIPS, PVC, Polycarbonate, Acetyl and Nylon are all produced regularly. polymerCare also offers colour specific grades of all polymers, so for example customers can specify a red, green, yellow or even a near natural grade that can be incorporated into their own manufacturing – with great savings over using exclusively virgin materials.

Mixed Rigid Plastics Wanted

PolymerCare is looking for regular supplies of mixed rigid plastics from household sources. It is the larger durable discarded plastics that we specialise in – basically the plastic items that you cannot put into your kerbside recycling scheme and end up at the local civic amenity site. We prefer mixed baled materials that are fairly consistent and always pay promptly for full loads that meet our purchasing specification.

Waste does not need to be sorted into specific polymer types, just let us know what you are collecting and we can quickly liaise with you to find a solution that provides you with a robust and consistent destination for these problematic fractions.