WasteCare Group launches PolyCare

Posted on 6th February, 2017

WasteCare Group launches PolyCare

The plastic recycling sector is littered with financial casualties. Technically challenging, the market can suffer from extreme volatility and even at the best of times, margins are tight. “Just the sort of challenge we like”, quips Peter Hunt Executive Chairman of the WasteCare Group.

With pressure on waste management companies to improve recycling rates and the desire to reach zero to landfill by 2020, mixed rigid plastics is one recycling challenge that has to be solved. With the weakened pound and buyers in the Far East being more selective when it comes to waste plastic it has to be preferable to have a recycling solution here in the UK.

To meet growing demand WasteCare has launched PolyCare, a unique solution for post-consumer hard plastics as well as production grade plastic waste streams. The main streams include;

  •  •  PP – polypropylene
  •  •  PVC – Poly vinyl chloride
  •  •  HDPE- High density polyethylene
  •  •  LDPE – Low density polyethylene
  •  •  PC – Polycarbonates
  •  •  PET – Polyethylene terephtalate
  •  •  ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  •  •  N – Nylon

These can be in the form of;

  •  •  Packaging
  •  •  Pallets
  •  •  Retail trays
  •  •  Traffic cones
  •  •  MRF plastic waste
  •  •  Window frames
  •  •  Flower pots
  •  •  Wheelie bins
  •  •  Plastic toys

Being part of the WasteCare Group, PolyCare is able to collect any volume from anywhere in the UK.  Other than from plastic manufacturers, PolyCare is also on the lookout for mixed plastic waste streams from MRFs, and general waste companies. If the material is baled and subject to contamination PolyCare are currently paying rebates of £300-450/tonne less recovery costs, subject to mix, and can collect from anywhere within mainland UK for just £20/pallet space.

As Peter Hunt explains, “with the demand for recovered plastic granulate here in Britain growing year on year, having domestic capacity for hard plastics will give a guaranteed supply with more stable prices. This will be of value to both ends of the supply chain and will hopefully allow us to invest further in the future to increase capacity”. The current facility is capable of processing 1,000 tonnes of input material per month input.

For further details, please contact Stephen Hopkinson on 01133 854386.